December 26, 2012

401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) Contribution Limits for 2013

Does your employer offer a retirement plan such as a 401(k), 403(b), or 457(b)? If so, then you might be interested in knowing that the contribution limits for these account types has increased for 2013. This means that individuals under age 50 can contribute up to $17,500 to their 401(k) account this coming year, up from last year’s limit of $17,000. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 12/27, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: 2012 in Review! […]

Find Frugal Friends (360/365)

When you spend time with your friends, what do you do? Do you go to each other’s houses for potluck dinners, or do you go out on the town for dinner? When you watch movies together, do you toss a DVD someone already owns into the DVD player at a friend’s house, or do you head to the theater? When you have a party, do you try to outdo each other with expensive finger foods and beverages, or do you […]

6 In Demand Careers for the Next 10 Years

Looking to head back to college or just beginning your college journey? Maybe you are interested in changing careers. If you are trying to decide what course of study to pursue or what field might be good for you, there are two things you should consider: Baby Boomers and business. Baby Boomers are those born between 1946 and 1964, and they are currently between ages 66 and 48. […]

Your Credit Score Affects Your Love Life

A few years ago, credit scores were taboo. The idea that a credit score could be used for more than just determining qualification for a loan was at best unfair and at worst discriminatory. Employers in some circumstances can use credit scores or credit reports to determine whether to offer jobs to applicants. […]

4 Tips for Finding Peace of Mind as an Investor

We live in times where it can be difficult to be an investor. It’s hard to know what will happen next, no matter who you are, or where your money is invested. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Havoc Edition

One of my father’s secondary gifts for Christmas is the giant pile of papers and boxes left over after all of his grandchildren come to visit and open presents at his house. He collects up all of these items and takes them out into his garage, which is heated by a wood stove. He has fresh kindling and fire boosters that will last him until spring. […]

True Liquid Net Worth

I want to discuss an idea that popped into my head the other day, the idea of a true liquid net worth to complement your “net worth.” When you look at your net worth, you have a liquid part (cash, short term investments) and an illiquid part (hard assets like your home, your cars). The liquid part is easy to convert into cash. With stocks, you can sell them pretty quickly. […]

Money Resolutions: 6 Ways to Take Control in 2013

As the economy shows signs of life again and even the cynics concede that we might be on the road to a modest but sustained recovery, there’s no better time to take a critical look at our savings strategies and investments. […]

12 Habits of Highly Responsible Credit Card Users

Everyone should aspire to be a highly responsible credit card user. Besides obvious benefits such as staying out of debt, highly responsible credit card users will also be happier and less stressed out about their money because they’re in more control. So, what are the key habits of highly responsible card users? (See also: Keep Your Credit Card Safe While Shopping Online) 1. […]

The consumer, the ower and the owner

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. Happy Day After Christmas! Do you feel like you’re getting rich slower? Yes, ’twas the season for all kinds of holiday traditions, including, of course, Coca-Cola commercials. […]

Best Money Tips: Lowering Your Grocery Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on lowering your grocery bill, getting health insurance with no job, and saving money on your data plan. Top 5 Articles Essential Tips For Lowering Your Grocery Bill — Creating 14-day dinner plans to lower your grocery bill. […]

The Best Job Hunting Tips of the Year

Some of the best news to come out of 2012 was that the economy had improved and that more jobs were being created. More openings meant more job search tips — and within the year, a new LinkedIn format, new ways of looking at cover letters, and more all made it onto our list of things to keep on our radar. […]

Reader Profile: DK

The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]