December 12, 2012

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 12/13, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win one of ten $50 Gift Cards!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win one of ten $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Holiday Shopping! […]

For Hotel Rooms, Call the Local Branch and Negotiate (346/365)

Several years ago, Sarah and I visited the Amana Colonies in eastern Iowa with another couple. We decided to stay in a hotel there for two nights so we could stay up late with friends we hadn’t seen in a long while. Our friends had chosen a hotel online and booked a room, so we decided to just stay at the same hotel for that weekend. […]

Do You Know What Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Covers?

Do you know what your homeowners insurance policy covers? If your house was damaged or destroyed, do you know how much you would get to rebuild? If you don’t know, you are not alone. According to U.S. […]

IBM Cutting Major Employee 401(k) Benefit

When you’ve proceeded beyond the series of interviews and salary negotiations, there are few better feelings than signing the offer letter and accepting a new job — particularly if you’re moving to a new position away from one that was less than satisfying. You sign this letter and you have some expectations for how the income and benefits will make your life better. […]

Should You Co-Sign that Loan?

One of the more interesting items I read recently on CNN Money had to do with a new trend: Looking for co-signers on Craigslist. Co-signing a loan is a big enough risk without adding in the potential for getting scammed by a stranger over the Internet. There are a lot of a reasons you shouldn’t co-sign, though. […]

British Airways 100k Mile Bonus Offer

In the past year or two, I’ve written about a nice promo from the British Airways Visa Signature Card from Chase. Well, it seems that promo is back (again). Here’s how it works: Start by applying for the card. Once approved, you’ll receive 50k bonus miles (Avios) after you use the card to spend $1k in purchases within the first three months. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Synthroid Edition

I’m working on a freelance article concerning thyroid conditions and Synthroid use. I’m looking for a few people that take Synthroid (or another thyroid medication) in their adult life that would be willing to answer a few questions about the experience (your name would never be used anywhere without your permission, and pseudonyms would be fine). […]

Will your holiday shopping affect your credit score?

I had an interesting question hit my inbox the other day – it was a little long so I won’t paste it here but the basic question was whether holiday shopping will have an effect on your credit score. […]

9 Ways to Maintain Motivation When the Going Gets Tough

Life is full of difficult situations. Whether you’re cutting back financially, trying to save a failing business, enduring a difficult job, or walking through a hard place of a more personal and private sort, it’s easy to lose your motivation to keep to moving forward. […]

Better Than Barbie: 5 Free Toys Kids Will Love

I have three kids, and they'll often abandon an expensive toy for something else that we have in the home. Instead of trying to fight their natural curiosity, it's time to go ahead and embrace the fact that kids LOVE around-the-house items as much as they enjoy expensive gifts. (See also: 5 Cool DIY Christmas Gifts for the Under 6 Crowd) 1. […]

More fun with life and death

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. I’ve always assumed that I’m screwed, longevity-wise. […]

How Much Should You Invest?

"How much should I invest?" is a question frequently asked by savers who want to start making their money work for them. This simple question can actually be quite difficult to answer since there are so many ways to invest and different people have different levels of risk tolerance. […]

Best Money Tips: 97 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some steallar articles on 97 Christmas stocking stuffer ideas, things not worth the money, and ways to find out if you are financially compatible. Top 5 Articles 97 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Young Children — CDs, giant candy bars, and temporary tattoos are great stocking stuffers for young kids. […]

Skip the Travel Size: How to Save 66% or More on Travel Toothpaste

Sometimes the obvious just hits you, and you can’t imagine why you hadn’t seen the answer before.That's what happened to me recently while shopping for travel supplies to take on a business trip. Turns out, I’ve been spending at least 66% too much on a basic travel supply for years. The product? Toothpaste. We all need to deal with oral hygiene on the road, just as we do at home. […]

2012 Resolution Update

As some of you may recall, I shared my 2012 financial resolutions early in the year. Since we're rounding out the last month of 2012, I thought I'd give you an update on where I stand: Expand my gap if possible. […]