April 16, 2013

Three Big Tips for Inexpensive Spring Allergy Relief

My wife is an allergy sufferer. The peak of the pollen season can hit her pretty hard, delivering her a dose of watery eyes and sneezes and some congestion. Because of that, I’m pretty intimately familiar with a lot of the usual treatments to help with allergens. […]

Could an Associate’s Degree be More Valuable than a Bachelor’s Degree?

In recent years, there has been discussion over whether a college education is worth it. Indeed, in some cases, it turns out that going for a graduate degree might not be worth the cost. Recently, though, even the value of the bachelor’s degree is being called into question. […]

5 Responsible Uses for Your Tax Refund

For most citizens of the United States, tax season is over. There’s no longer a need to run around gathering documents. You’ll stop seeing television commercials for TurboTax and H&R Block in which each insinuates the other is a deficient company. […]

Revising Your Writing, Revising Your Plan

For most of my adult life – and particularly over the past few years – I’ve written several novels and some partial novels. I’m well aware that they’re not good ones, even as I’m writing them. […]

Where to Find Free Checking Accounts Now

A few years ago, during the depths of the credit crisis and new legislation, banks were scrambling for ways to generate more revenue. With there long time friend Mr. Overdraft gone (and the ability to re-order it to increase fee revenue), many experts predicted the death of the free checking account. […]

Financial literacy: What’s my motivation?

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. Were you required to take a personal finance class in high school? I wasn’t. And I’m not in the minority. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Green Goals?

A few weeks ago, we asked you about the green habits you already have. We got a lot of solid, tried-and-true green practices and many creative ones, too. This week, in honor of Earth Day — coming up on Monday, April 22! — we want to know what lifestyle changes you want to make to be even more earth friendly. What are your green goals? […]

16 Ways to Kick-Start Frugality

One great thing about being frugal is that once you start doing it, it kind of snowballs. I've been frugal my whole life, partly because I believe that saving money is just as good as making it, and I don't like overpaying for something. But what really kick-started my frugal lifestyle was being laid off in 2008 from the newspaper industry. […]

Cheap Groceries for Weight Loss

The ongoing quest for cheap weight loss foods can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, with each week’s latest research study hyping a new herb or super fruit. Fortunately, there are plenty of cheap groceries for weight loss that most of us can afford. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Sell Stuff on Craigslist

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on how to sell stuff on Craigslist, ways to manage your money, and how teens can earn money for college. Top 5 Articles How to Sell Stuff on Craigslist — When selling your stuff on Craigslist, don't post your email address. […]

Catastrophic Health Insurance: Is it right for you?

    Is A Catastrophic Insurance Plan Right For You? In this down economy, it may seem practical to choose a health insurance plan that has the lowest monthly payments. However, plans that have the lowest monthly premiums also typically have the highest deductibles. […]

How to Break Bad Habits

While many of us won't readily admit it, we all have a bad habit or two that we'd like to kick. Whether it's biting your nails, smoking, or chewing with your mouth full (among other offensive habits), here are a few ways to change your ways for the better. (See also: How to Learn From Your Mistakes) 1. […]

Feedback for FMF

It's been some time since I've opened up a post for general feedback, so I thought I'd do so today. I generally write about what's going on with me financially, what I'm thinking about, what I'm interested in and so forth. And in many cases, I believe these topics interest you. But not always, of course. […]