May 3, 2013

The Wasted Years

When I look back to the middle of the last decade – roughly 2002 to 2006 – I see a lot of great memories. I see my marriage to my wife. I see the birth of our first child. I see myself at a pair of jobs that I enjoyed quite a lot. I see the gradual diaspora of my college friends, and I see a lot of new friendships forming. At the same time, I see a ton of mistakes. […]

You’ve Got to Remove the Emotion

We are emotional people. We react to situations with a wide range of emotions: joy, fear, anger, mirth. On the other hand, money is about as non-emotional as you can get. Money is simply a method of exchange between goods and services. […]

Your Take: Do You Think Money Can Buy Happiness?

We’ve covered the issue of money buying happiness a few times in the past (just look at the Related Posts below and you’ll see a few fine examples). However, the last time we even mentioned it was several years ago and there’s new research! […]

Ask the Readers: Do you ever pay more to support a local business?

Reader Jennifer Gwennifer raises a timely question: When I can, I try to support small, family-operated businesses instead of “big box” stores like Walmart. However, I live in a coastal area of New England that is overrun with tourists in the summer, which means I end up paying slightly higher “tourist” prices for some things in the summer months. […]

Retire Your Credit Card Debt With Citi Simplicity® Card

The best thing that you can do with your credit card is to always pay your entire balance in full and on time. If you do not pay your balance in full, you will incur interest on the average daily balance of all of your charges. […]

Cut Your Electric Bill With Solar Panels

Thinking about reducing your carbon footprint by going solar? Besides helping the environment, installing solar panels can dramatically reduce your electric bills. Solar panel installers say the panels can cut monthly electric bills by 50 to 90%. […]

How to prepare for a home appraisal

This post is written by John Allasio and comes to us from our partner site QuickenLoans.com. Right now is the most popular time for people to buy a home, and if you’re looking to sell or refinance your home, one of the things you’ll have to deal with is the appraisal. If your appraisal doesn’t go well, it’ll considerably drop the perceived (because perception is reality) value of your home. […]

Best Money Tips: Why Your Budget Isn't Working

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on why your budget isn't working, saving on car insurance, and custodial accounts. Top 5 Articles Your budget isn't working. Here's Why. — Your budget may not be working if you aren't keeping track of your spending. […]

Finding an Internship as an Adult

Internships have become a standard part of the learning process for many careers — they can be one of the best ways to get on-the-job experience when you don't have a resume that will get you hired for a position. But the stereotypical intern is in college, or perhaps a recent graduate. […]

Reader Profile: EA

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. […]