April 5, 2013

Your Tax Return Is Not a Christmas Present

Over the past few weeks, many people have started receiving their tax returns if they filed their income taxes early in the year. It can be an exciting time, particularly if your income tax refund check is the largest check you receive all year. […]

Where Is My Tax Refund?

    Have you already submitted your taxes and are now sitting back back waiting to get your tax refund check in the mail? Or if you are like me watching your bank account to see when that tax return direct deposit will happen. It can be hard to wait for money that is owed to you, especially when it comes to your tax returns. You are not the only one that is stuck waiting. […]

FMF March Money Madness, Round 3, Posts 1-4

Here we go with the third 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. […]

Sheltered Children and Money Troubles

Although my parents never had a whole lot of money, they did a wonderful job of shielding me from that financial reality while I was growing up. […]

Your Take: Would You Pay $5 to Go Into a Store?

One of the big problems many retailers face is the issue of “showrooming.” That’s when customers go to your store to check out products but then leave to buy them online, where they are cheaper. There are plenty of smartphone apps that will do the online search for you after you snap a photo of the bar code, that way you know whether or not it’s available for cheaper online. […]

Ask the Readers: Do you save more or less than your parents?

This post is from Ollie Geiger, a personal finance writer who contributes to MoneyRates.com. Whenever we visit my grandmother-in-law’s house, we always leave with paper towels. Lots of them. […]

Retirement Planning If You’re Under 30

Hey, you know what sucks? Being under 30. I’m not saying that from personal experience — I’ll be 30 in myself in just a few months, and I’ve enjoyed my 20s just fine, thank you. […]

7 Strategies for Controlling Toy Clutter

Any parent of young children can tell you that keeping up with the toy clutter is an ongoing — and losing — battle. Before I had my daughter, I swore that my home would not become overrun with primary-colored bits of plastic, but reality was a different story. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Watch Movies for Less

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to watch movies for less, soon-to-be grad's game plan for securing a job, and shopping designer discount stores. Top 5 Articles Six Ways to Watch Movies for Less — Watch movies for less by visiting used book stores to find great deals on previously owned movies. […]

Why hiring a career coach was the best thing I ever did

This post is by Anne Greenwood, as told to Colleen Oakley and comes from our partner site LearnVest, a site that helps people take control of their finances. As the head of client development — and one of the very few women in a managing role — at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, I had a lucrative career in finance, and 25 years of experience under my belt. […]

Reader Profile: JB

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. […]