February 2013

What to Buy, and Avoid Buying, in February

It's February, and in many parts of the country the weather is miserable. There's snow, ice, sleet, slick roads, and backed-up traffic for miles. It's not exactly ideal conditions to hunt for bargains. But if you know you need one of the items on the list below, you could get a real steal if you weather the storm. […]

Best Money Tips: Businesses You Can Start Online

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on businesses you can start online, saving money at the drug store, and principles for growing wealth. Top 5 Articles 6 Businesses You Can Start Online — Want to start a business online? Consider being an internet researcher. […]

Ask the Readers: What will you give up this month to save $250?

Welcome to February! In early January, we asked people what are their savings goals this year. But reading El Nerdo’s post on Tuesday made me think about how focusing on a short-term goal could help us achieve a long-term goal. So we’ve come up a series of challenges to help us achieve some goals this year. […]

6 Reasons Cutting Your Landline Is a Bad Deal

It's a perennial item on save-money lists — cancel the landline and rely on cell phones for communications. It's also a sacrifice that I will never make if I can help it, because the security and quality I get from my landline is more than worth the small monthly fee. First, let's put the cost of a landline in perspective. Our household spends approximately $25 per month on a plan with unlimited c […]

Second-Act Career: Pet Care Services

The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement by Nancy Collamer, MS, copyright © 2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. This book is a great resource for those looking to earn a second income, potentially in a new field, during retirement or early semi-retirement. […]