January 9, 2013

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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: Networking! Learn about using social media to network, creating networking opportunities, and maintaining your connections. […]

Credit Cards and Account Security

A few days ago, one of my close friends shared a harrowing story with me regarding identity theft. […]

IRS to Begin Processing Returns on January 30th

This is just a quick note to let you know that, due to the eleventh hour fiscal cliff drama, the IRS will not begin processing individual tax returns until January 30th. […]

Analysis: A Look at US Holiday Spending

Ah, a new year. The holidays are over and now it’s time to assess the damage… to your bank account. Surprisingly, it looks like consumer confidence took a huge leap from last year. […]

$1 Trillion Platinum Coin: The Next Episode of Reality TV

Political theatrics doesn’t stop. I’ve been ignoring the latest issue for as long as possible, but this is so ridiculous I couldn’t go on ignoring it. Now that pundits have stopped talking about the fiscal cliff, the discussion has turned to the debt ceiling, the artificial limit Congress has put on spending that they have already approved. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Time Versus Money Edition

Lately, I’ve been struggling with figuring out the value of my time. How much is time really worth? Take laundry, for example. Let’s say I have ten loads of laundry to do at home. There are several days of clothes built up and the sheets need washed and the towels need washed. My time investment on that is going to add up to quite a lot, although it will be broken up. […]

Save 15% Off H&R Block At Home Online

Taxes. We all have to file them, so why not get an early start – and save a little money. H&R Block is offering a 15% discount on their At Home Online Tax Software. Click this link to Save 15% on H&R Block At Home Software. The discount is good on their basic, deluxe, premium, and premium & business software. When my wife and I were getting out of debt, we used our tax refund to reduce our total d […]

CFPB Requires Credit Card Issuers to Refund Money to Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a relatively new government agency, but it is already taking names and busting heads. […]

30 Great Side Jobs

There are thousands of side jobs out there these days, but they aren’t necessarily created equal. Some are better than others, especially in terms of how much work you have to do compared to how much money you earn. These are a sample of the better side jobs you may be interested in. (See also: 12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads) 1. […]

The Best Cheap Plants for Improving Indoor Air Quality

I don't have much of a green thumb. In fact, I've managed to kill every house plant I've ever owned — even things as basic as cactus and bamboo. But it's not for lack of trying. We currently have four plants in our home, all still living (or eking by) after owning them for the past year. […]

The most important decision you’ll make about your portfolio

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. A lot of decisions will affect the future value of your portfolio – which investments you buy, how much you concentrate your portfolio into those investments, and when you decide to sell them. […]

Best Money Tips: Sources of Free Entertainment

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on sources of free entertainment, the best items to buy now, and retirement planning in your 20s. Top 5 Articles Save Money: 5 Sources of Free Entertainment — Public parks and beaches are great sources of free entertainment. […]

7 Ways to Ace Your Next Performance Review

For the most part performance appraisals are a lot of puffery, smoke and mirrors. They are done in a certain way, using certain guidelines, to keep the HR department compliant and to make sure everyone is relatively happy. But at their core is something important. These reviews give you a chance to hit the reset button on some issues, and also air a few legitimate grievances. […]

Extreme Couponing Gone Wrong

I’ve shared my view of coupons (and run a poll) here on FCN in the past. While I’m well aware that you can save a decent amount of money on groceries with coupons, we’re just not the coupon clipping sort. And we’re definitely not into extreme couponing, where the focus tends to be more on how much money you can save vs. buying useful products. […]

Reader Profile: OR

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. […]