April 10, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 4/11, 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: Wedding Party Saving Strategies! Learn about saving on bridesmaid dresses and tuxes, wedding gifts, and travel expenses! […]

Clearing Away Distraction

Every single person reading this article has a bunch of different influences and demands pulling on their lives. Financial plans. Family responsibilities. Friendships. Romantic relationships. Careers. Community responsibilities. Personal interests. Health concerns. Ethical dilemmas. The list goes on and on and on and on. Our days are littered with little distractions. […]

FMF March Money Madness, Round 3, Posts 9-12

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. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Meaning of Dreams Edition

I have very lucid dreams that I can remember in incredible detail for several hours or so after I wake up. Sometimes, I’ll even write them down. Do I think they have deep meaning or have some supernatural connection? No. […]

How Much Did You Pay to Prepare Your Taxes?

Julie Vlahon of Techbargains sent me a survey they did about a month ago asking their visitors how much they spent preparing their tax returns. For the folks who already filed, they asked how much they paid. For those who hadn’t, they simply asked them how much they expected to pay. […]

Review: ‘All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan’

This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. There are many personal finance books out there, useful to people in all stages of personal finance. I have a lot to learn before reaching financial independence, and the editorial elves thought it would be useful if I shared some of what I learn with you. So for the foreseeable future, I will be reviewing one PF-related book per month. […]

5 Ways to Make Extra Income Online Today

Whether or not you know it, you have talents, talents — or stuff — that other people want and will pay for. Among the five sites and services profiled below, I assure that you can generate some extra income with a service or item you may not even have known was marketable. (See also Got Extra Space? […]

Who Should Pay for the First Date?

I’m married now, but when I was dating, I had anxiety over who should pay for the first date. For women, it’s easy. I don’t mean to be sexist, but the guy generally picks up the tab in most cases; you ladies have it made if you’re dating decent men. […]

How to Save Money for a House

    When buying a house, a buyer is probably making the biggest investment of his or her life and must know how to come up with a serious down payment. On top of that, most buyers will need to spend a substantial amount of money moving and preparing the new house. Sadly, many potential homebuyers do not know how to save money to buy a house. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money Spring Cleaning

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money spring cleaning, making your wedding venue more affordable, and tax mistakes to avoid. Top 5 Articles Save Money Spring Cleaning — When cleaning this spring, remember to vacuum your fridge coils to make your fridge more efficient and save money! […]

What some call retirement planning is a joke

This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele. The Employee Benefit Research Institute’s 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey was released in mid-March, and reinforced the notion that within many sober reports on serious personal finance subjects, we can find a few good laughs. In short, one will come away from perusing this survey with more than just a bonanza of solid information. […]

Why You Don't Need a College Degree to Succeed

Most people think that a college education is crucial for success in today's working world. However, many people also lament the outrageous cost of tuition these days. In fact, over the past several decades, tuition rates have increased at about twice the general inflation rate. […]

Money Leaks in the Tech Age

I recently had a reader send me the following email: I have three sons who are 10, 8 and 5. Like many families we have several iPads/iPhones. My boys ask me daily if they can get (XYZ) app. All our devices have a password so my wife and I can control what they are getting. Many times we say yes, especially if it is free. If it's a 99-cent app or a $1.99 we often say yes as well. […]