January 7, 2013

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with These Free and Cheap Apps

It’s the New Year and there’s nothing that you want more than to stick to a resolution. You may have failed at dieting and budgeting in years past but 2013′s going to be different, right? […]

The Most Valuable College Football Teams

In honor of the BCS National Championship Game, which I’m watching as I write this, here’s a rundown of the most valuable programs in college football: Texas Michigan Florida Notre Dame Ohio State Auburn Georgia Alabama LSU Oklahoma These ranking are based on the hypothetical sales price of each program based on revenue, expenses, and projected growth rates. […]

Overcoming the Expiration of the Payroll Tax Cut

Over the past couple of years, you’ve been spoiled. You’ve had an extra 2% in your paychecks thanks to the payroll tax holiday. Normally, you pay 6.2% in Social Security taxes. But during the past two years, you’ve paid just 4.2%. […]

Simplify. Everything.

My main goal for 2013? Simplify.  Everything. Over the past few years, I have worked very hard to simplify my life – to focus on  the essential, important things, people, and opportunities in my life. In my relationships, with friends and family, at church and in the community, I have learned to connect with and care for people who add to my life.  This is not to say that I have no time or room fo […]

Quit Your Job This Year

If you’ve been thinking about leaving your job, do it this year. If you haven’t been thinking about quitting, but think you might be valued as an employee somewhere else or have something more to offer the world, start thinking about saying goodbye to your boss. Every time as an adult I left one job for another — or to work for myself — it was something I regretted not doing sooner. […]

6 Skills to Boost Your Career Prospects This Year

As a new year gets underway, you might be trying to figure out how you can improve your career prospects. […]

Reader Mailbag: The Lesson

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Businesses and kids 2. Bill pay in advance 3. Cutting own hair? 4. Satellite radio solution? 5. Used sporting goods 6. Treasury Direct today? 7. Retaining childhood artwork 8. What are Roth and 401(k)? 9. […]

American Taxpayer Relief Act: Fiscal Cliff Resolved

We haven’t been writing much about the fiscal cliff because it’s something we’ve known about for months, but Congress, last week, reached an agreement that would resolve the tax aspects of the cliff. […]

4 Easy Credit Card Resolutions That Anyone Can Keep

If you think about it, January 1 is a lousy time to start new resolutions. To be productive on the first day of the year, you’d have to have a sensible dinner and go to bed early the night before. And I'm sure everyone does that on New Year’s Eve, right? I’m guessing the answer is no. […]

Fear of investing: Divide(nd) and conquer!

I’ve read hundreds of books, articles, and blog posts about money. I save. I like to pay cash. I avoid consumer debt. I know how to make more money. Sounds good, right? Well, I have a skeleton in my closet: I am afraid of investing. And 2013 is my year to conquer it (or at least subdue it a little). At first glance, you may not believe me. […]

What to Buy, and Avoid Buying, in January

Happy New Year everyone! It's 2014, and another year of great bargains and money-saving tips is upon us. As we wind down from the festivities, it's important to know what deals are out there, and what "bargains" are actually just red herrings. Let's break it down for you. […]

Best Money Tips: Winter Vacation Deals on the Beach

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on winter vacation deals on the beach, resolutions you should make this year, and how fighting can be good for your finances. Top 5 Articles 10 Great Winter Vacation Deals on the Beach — St. Lucia and Miami are offering great winter vacation deals. […]

Sweepstakes: What is your New Year’s savings resolution?

The Get Rich Slowly community is a savvy one, and we know you like to save money, find unexpected money and make good investments. But most of all, we know you like to voice your thoughts! To help you keep your savings resolution for the New Year, we’re running a sweepstakes on our Facebook page. […]

Orange Makes You Buy More (and Other Sneaky Store Smell Tricks)

As any realtor will tell you, the smell of fresh-baked cookies or warm bread are enough to inspire warm feelings of home. But are these yummy smells enough to get people to buy more while out shopping? […]

Reasons Why You Should Not Engineer Your Own Layoff

The following is an excerpt from How to Engineer Your Layoff. If you're interested in quitting your job and profiting from it, this book is for you! Today's post gives reasons you should NOT quit your job. Tomorrow's post will tell why you should. […]

Switching to powdered milk could save us hundreds this year

Improving one’s personal finances takes some changes.  The easiest ones to make are the ones that don’t seem like sacrifice, or aren’t too big a sacrifice. In our efforts to build up our savings again, we’ll try changing our milk habits.  Switching from lactose-free milk in the carton to powdered milk may be a change that isn’t too hard to swallow.  Other members of my family have been using powde […]