January 23, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 1/24, 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: Saving on Housing! Learn about saving on utilities, cutting costs on home maintenance, and roommates. […]

Buying Another Before You Can Enjoy What You Have

As I’ve mentioned before, several years ago, I was an avid collector of DVDs and vintage sports trading cards. At one point, our DVD collection reached over 1,000 discs. […]

Kathleen December 2012 Net Worth

Naked With Cash is the year-long series on Consumerism Commentary where seven readers’ households share their financial progress on a monthly basis. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. Read this introduction to learn more about the series. Kathleen is thirty-one years old, single, and living in Portland, Oregon. […]

Lowest Paying College Majors

With today’s economy down in the dumps, many people are attending college to guarantee financial security. The college students are looking to achieve a goal, to graduate with a degree and get a great job. Isn’t that the way the college fairy tale ends? Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth for many degree seeking individuals. […]

3 Biases That Mess Up Your Finances

We all have biases. From politics to the way we view our own upbringing as “normal,” there are biases in our lives. And they affect more than just what they believe. They can also affect our behavior, and how we handle our finances. Recognizing your biases is the first step toward overcoming them. This is particularly important if you want to keep your own biases from messing up your finances. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: No Series Edition

With the end of the television series Fringe, I just realized that I am not actively watching any television series right now. There is truly nothing airing right now on any channel anywhere that is holding my interest.Over the last several years, the number of series we’ve watched has dwindled. […]

The problem with financial advisers and anyone who brags about their investments

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. Way back in the ’90s – a primitive time when a mobile phone could only be used to talk to another phone – I was a broker (i.e., salesman) with Prudential Securities. […]

Do No Spend Days Work?

A few years ago (it’s actually now more than ten years… but in an effort to not feel as old, I’ll say “just a few”), when I was tracking my budget down to the penny, I went a little overboard with Excel and my love of statistics. After a few minutes of finding every delta and calculating every percentage, you don’t really have much that the spreadsheet can grind for you. […]

25 Ways to Save $5 This Week

If you've been sliding on your New Year’s resolution to save more money, let this post help you get back on track. Don’t beat yourself up about not sending X amount of dollars a month to your savings account because you overspent, didn’t make enough, or just plain forgot. Instead, remember that by keeping the goal small and manageable, you’re more likely to reach it. […]

50 Fantastic Beet Recipes

Beets are one of my favorite cold-weather foods. Loaded with antioxidants and other healthful vitamins and minerals, this root vegetable is a produce powerhouse. While many home cooks struggle to serve them on a regular basis due to the lack of creative inspiration, I have noticed a surge of beet recipes making the menus of many top chefs around North America. […]

And the winners are…

To get your new year’s saving resolutions off to a healthy start, we ran a sweepstakes on the Get Rich Slowly Facebook page. More than 300 (310, to be exact) people told us what their new year’s goals were, and from those entries, we randomly chose winners to receive $50 gift cards. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for Spending Less Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tips for spending less money, keeping the peace when parents move in with their adult children, and selling your clothes for cash. Top 5 Articles Tips For Spending Less Money — If you want to spend less money, downsize the amount of money you spend on dining out. […]

The Limits of Small Economies

The first step always recommended to people whose finances are out of control is that they institute some small economies. Quit with the fancy coffee drinks. Brown bag it for lunch. Switch to generic brands at the grocery store. These steps are mentioned first not because they're the most important, but because they're quick, easy, and (almost) universally appropriate. […]

Poor Service and Cutting Your Losses

Last night my wife stopped at a well known fast food joint to pick up dinner. I’m not naming names, but there was a red-haired, yellow-suited clown and some arches involved… I’m sure you can figure it out. Anyway, she went through the drive through, ordered, and got our food. They almost forgot one entire meal, but she caught that before pulling away from the pickup window. […]

Build a Dividend Growth Stock Portfolio in 4 Easy Steps

This is a guest post from Mike, MBA and author of The Dividend Guy Blog where he writes about dividend investing. He is also the author of the book Dividend Growth: Freedom Through Passive Income US Edition. In my previous guest post, I wrote about the reasons why successful investors choose dividend investing as their core strategy. […]