April 3, 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: Exercise on the Cheap! Learn about exercising for free, saving on workout clothes, and taking advantage of exercise discounts on daily deals sites! […]

The Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

There are many people currently rolling in their tax check and stocking up on furniture, big screen TV’s, and vacations. Others have waited a little bit longer and are carefully looking over their paperwork, in an attempt to make sure they are maximizing their gains for this April. Then there are the rest of us that have just been lazy and have been putting off doing our taxes. […]

Anticipating Wealth

What will you be earning in ten years? Most of us can’t really answer that question. We might have a guess as to the answer, but it’s little more than a guess. However, almost all of us make quite a few decisions today based on our gut feeling about that question. Let’s say you knew for certain that in ten years you’d be making four times as much as you’re making right now. […]

FMF March Money Madness, Round 2, Posts 29-32

Here we go with the second round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (to follow all the action click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. […]

4 TIPS for Overcoming Your Financial Fears

One of the things you have to watch out for is letting fear rule your financial decisions. “Fear, in and of itself, is not harmful,” says Pandora MacLean-Hoover, LICSW, a psychotherapist in private practice in Cambridge, MA. “Judging oneself for feeling fear may be detrimental. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Longer Days Edition

One of the biggest reasons I enjoy spring is the lengthening days. Rather than the sun creeping above the horizon at 7:15 and disappearing at 4 in the afternoon, we now have days where the sun starts to peek up at about 6:30 and then disappears at about 7:30. […]

Why We Think Costco is Worth the Membership Fee

My friend Mike at Wealthy Turtle wrote a post debating the merits of Costco and whether the membership fee is a bargain or not. We’ve long been a fan of Costco and we’ve been members since 2003, when I graduated college, and big fans of the company. […]

The stock market has recovered, but have you?

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. The financial media world is all abuzz with U.S. stocks — as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 — surpassing where they were in October of 2007, right before the Great Recession and a more-than-50 percent plunge. […]

An Open Letter to America's Credit Card Companies

Dear Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover, What do consumers want from their credit cards? We know that this is the billion dollar question for your company. And we, as consumers, want to tell you. After speaking with friends and family, who had plenty of suggestions, I've come up with a list of things we want from our cards. […]

20 Delectable, Frugal Pineapple Recipes

Pineapples are in season, which means it’s spring! (See also: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, by the Month) It also means you’re going to be seeing a lot more of this exotic, fragrant fruit in the grocery store, so I’ve compiled a few recipes below to make the most of the tropics. […]

9 Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering

From large scale operations to small community events, volunteers are always needed. There are plenty of stories promoting the work of celebrities who volunteer their time and talents, but there are many more people that work silently without recognition. […]

Best Money Tips: Free (and Almost Free) Spring Family Fun

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on spring family fun, ways to spring-clean your budget, and reducing your income taxes. Top 5 Articles Free (and Almost Free) Spring Family Fun — Flying a kite or going on a picnic are a couple great ways to have some frugal family fun. […]

Working remotely: It’s good, right?

This post is from staff writer Sarah Gilbert. I’ve done it all; worked remotely, worked in an office with a serious in-traffic commute, worked in an office with a short commute, worked for myself, and worked for Fortune 100 corporations. I’ve worked 80 hours weeks and I’ve worked 10 hours a week part-time. I’ve been overpaid and underpaid. I’ve worked at $2.13 an hour with tips. […]

Help a Reader: Blended Family Life Insurance

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I am divorced and about 6 years ago I bought a 20 yr term life ins. […]