November 16, 2012

If Prices Are Equal, Buy It Local (320/365)

I compare online and offline prices all the time. It’s simply part of how I naturally shop. Sometimes, though, I’ll find that I can get essentially the same exact deal both online and off. The best online price I can find matches the price I see in the store. In that situation, I always buy local. There are a lot of reasons to buy local, of course. […]

How to Get 5% Cash Back on Holiday Purchases

How much did you spend during the holiday season last year? How much will you spend this year? […]

Dreaming of a Windfall

I love reading random Twitter feeds. I’ll wonder what random people are thinking about a particular topic, so I’ll go to Twitter and search for that topic. […]

Your Take: Legalize Marijuana?

Now that we’re past election season and all the fun Your Takes associated with that, I wanted to revisit an NPR piece on six policies economists love but politicians hate. Several of the six policies have made appearances on a Your Take but I wanted to jump to the juicy one next – should we be legalizing marijuana? […]

Ask the Readers: How do you build an inexpensive care package?

This guest post was written by Jenny Saikwa who was inspired by Veterans Day. I’m not exactly sure how Spit made his entrance, but the little stuffed camel certainly meant a lot to my son during the waning days of his first deployment in Afghanistan. The object of countless “missions,” Spit’s uncanny ability to sneak into a photo or weasel his way onto a helicopter was the stuff of legends. […]

12 Annoying Bank Fees and How to Avoid Them

In recent years, we’ve seen a lot about the rising costs associated with banking. Looking for ways to increase profits, banks are turning to fees at an increasing rate. […]

The Housing Market Is Finally Rebounding

The housing market is rebounding. Really. After many premature predictions and optimistic announcements, the housing market has indeed turned a corner. Home prices and sales are up. Foreclosures and mortgage delinquencies are down. Average home prices in the top 20 metro areas were up 1.6% in July from a year ago, according to the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving as a stay-at-home mom, Black Friday ads worth checking out, and ways to save money without even trying. Top 5 Articles 7 Potential Ways to Save Money as a Stay-at-home Mom — As a stay-at-home mom, you can save money on gas and work attire! […]

7 Inexpensive Lifestyle Habits That Can Add Years to Your Life

When it comes to making healthy choices, we all have a pretty good idea of what we should be doing. Of course, that doesn’t mean we always do it. Maybe you’re OK, and if you’re still young (or just really lucky), you might not perceive your health to be an immediate threat. […]

The Lincoln Guide to Personal Finance

The Treasury Building is just a short walk from the White House, making it an easy stop for any president to visit. President Abraham Lincoln, who invested most of his presidential salary in Treasury bonds, didn't visit the Treasury Department often. But he did get there often enough to save most of his salary for three years. […]