May 1, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/2, 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: Hosting a Garage Sale! Learn about advertising your sale, the best days/time to host a sale, and how to price your items! […]

A Big Difference Between Personal Finance and Business Finance

There are a lot of tactics that work well in both the personal finance world and the business world. Cutting your spending works in both worlds if you do it in an intelligent way. Investing in resources that will last for a long time is a good tactic in both worlds. However, there are things that work in business finance that don’t really work in personal finance. […]

The Tax You Might Not Be Paying: Use Tax

Our tax code is large and often confusing. There are so many provisions that many of us don’t come close to knowing them all. Instead, many of use hire accountants to help us do out taxes. It’s easy to skip over a tax we don’t know about, as well as miss deductions and credits to which we may be entitled. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Rainy Afternoon Edition

The rain is falling from the sky. My work for the day is done and I actually have a few free hours. There is truly nothing that sounds more enjoyable to me in that situation than curl up in a comfortable chair with a great book. I’ll throw a blanket over me, get lost in a book, and lose an hour or two while the rain patters against the window. It happens so rarely. […]

Home prices are up: good news or bad?

This guest post is from William Cowie, who has contributed to Get Rich Slowly and other personal finance blogs. He also blogs about investing and offers a free Investing Basics course on Bite the Bullet Investing. Everywhere you look, the story’s the same: the value of your house is going up. […]

Can You Save More by Consolidating Bank Accounts?

New research out of the University of Kansas’s School of Business is showing that those who consolidate their savings into a single account, rather than spreading it out across several, encourages saving. Led by assistant professor Promothesh Chatterjee, the study was actually four separate studies with a total of 566 participants. […]

The tyranny of the 401(k) industrial complex

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. Like many living beings – including turtles, snakes, and llamas — he’s on Twitter. If you never watch PBS’ “Frontline,” you’re missing out on some of the best journalism on TV. […]

What To Buy (and Avoid Buying) in May

As the weather continues to hammer certain parts of the US, it's hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. For many of us, spring is hardly getting the chance to poke its head through the dark clouds. But, there are May bargains to be had, and if you know what to look for you can save a bundle. […]

Evolve Your Money Management Beyond the Budget

Budgets are a lot like diets — a lot of people know they should be on one, but the thought of it is met with a collective "Ugh" (cue heads hitting the table and exasperated sighs). All this budget angst has me wondering — does budgeting really even work? […]

Best Money Tips: Ideas For Your Income Tax Refund

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ideas for your income tax refund, learning from the rich, and reusing dryer sheets. Top 5 Articles 25 Ideas For Your Income Tax Refund — If you are getting a tax refund this year, use it to start a small business or take your spouse out on a date. […]

What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Home

Even after the recent real estate crash, buying a home remains an important financial milestone for many. And, thanks to record low interest rates and still reasonable home prices, many first-time home buyers are hoping to find a good deal. Before you decide to buy a house, though, it's important to study up a little bit. […]

Reader Profile: CM

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. […]