May 8, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 5/9, 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: Surviving Graduation Season! Learn about practical gifts to give grads, saving on travel expenses if you need to travel to a graduation, and throwing a frugal graduation party! […]

Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

It’s a decision that people make over and over again in their lives. Are we playing this scenario to win? Or are we playing this scenario not to lose? Let’s be clear what I’m talking about here. Playing to win means taking some calculated risk in order to achieve greater rewards. It often means doing things outside of your comfort zone and really challenging yourself. […]

Is Hyperinflation Coming? What Can You Do about It?

With the Federal Reserve engaged in an asset purchase program designed to increase the money supply in an effort to stimulate the economy, many are starting to worry about inflation. Inflation represents a decline in the purchasing power of your dollar. Essentially, it is a rise in prices. […]

Can You Increase Your Credit Score in One Month?

Probably not… but I tried! We recently put in an offer on a new home and one of the fun parts of the home buying process is getting a mortgage loan. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Sunburn Edition

It’s the first truly nice day of spring here in central Iowa, so what do I do? I spend virtually the entire day outside, from not too long after dawn until sunset. It felt wonderful – except for the sunburn. […]

Book review: ‘Debt is Slavery’

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. […]

7 Investing Lessons From the Two Comma Club

When’s the last time you heard about someone reaching the goal of becoming a millionaire? […]

21 Real Estate Terms Every Home Buyer Should Understand

One of the most complex transactions most consumers will ever complete is buying a home. If you decide that you want to purchase a home, it's vital that you understand what you are getting into. (See also: You Shouldn't Buy a Home If...) Before you even begin looking for a home, here are 21 home buying terms you should understand. 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Income Ideas for Seniors

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on income ideas for seniors, frugal gifts for Mother's Day, and signs it's time to look for a new job. Top 5 Articles 21 Income Ideas for Senior and Retired Persons — To make some extra income, seniors and retired persons can register with temporary employment agencies. […]

College debt 101

This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele. A few weeks back, by sheer coincidence, I happened to meet a young woman currently enrolled in the same journalism school master’s degree program from which I graduated more than a third of a century ago. We got to talking about all the opportunities she and her classmates enjoyed. From studying at a Chicago news bureau to working in Washington, D.C. […]

Frugal and Fashionable: Penny-Pinching Prom Ideas

If the magazines and television shows are any indication, parents are required to dress and transport their teens to prom in a manner worthy of a Hollywood awards ceremony. The event itself, of course, needs to be on par with the latest celebrity dinner parties. Seriously? I find the level of opulence at these events overdone to say the least. […]

Monopoly Makes You Think About Money

The following is an excerpt from Monopoly, Money, and You: How to Profit from the Game’s Secrets of Success. I recently posted about this book (see Investing Lessons from Monopoly) and since I love the game, I requested a review copy. […]