May 27, 2013

Fourteen Ways Your Life Improves When You Get Your Personal Finances Under Control

When your personal finances begin to turn around, the ramifications in your life go far, far beyond merely having money in your checking account. When your car breaks down, it’s not a life-shattering crisis. […]

Reader Mailbag: The Tragedy

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. “Rent to own” proposal 2. Trying to change routines 3. Spouse disagreement about retirement savings 4. Local Edward Jones for investments 5. Cast iron pot 6. Hate others thinking I’m cheap 7. School fees or 401(k) savings? 8. […]

The first step to teaching our kids about money

This post is from staff writer Lisa Aberle. By the time you read this, my husband and I should be in the middle of hanging out on a different continent for eight weeks — with our kids. Allow me to digress for a few sentences before I get to the point of this article. We started the adoption process two years ago. […]

How to Save 10-20% on Online Purchases, Every Day

I love shopping online because I can generally find a better deal (and a better selection of merchandise) than what I often find in brick-and-mortar stores. If you time your purchases correctly, you can take advantage of online coupons and sales to get a pretty good discount. The problem is, those special promotions and sales can happen infrequently. What if you need something fast? […]

6 Reasons to Love Your Bank

No one likes banks these days. The media is telling us that they are charging more fees and are to blame for the financial crisis. But the reality is that now is the time to love your bank more than ever. Imagine that a security company guarded your house around the clock. […]

Best Money Tips: Tried and Tested Tips for a Frugal Life

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on tips for a frugal life, free summer fun for kids, and cutting your cable bill 90%. Top 5 Articles 44 Tried and Tested Tips For a Frugal Life — If you want to live a frugal life, find affordable recipes and make your own detergent. […]

Don’t believe the bull

This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington. Have you got bull market fever yet? Its symptoms are giddiness and a blurring of reality. It happens when the stock market has had such a run of success that investors start to imagine just what kind of riches it would create if that run just kept going. […]

Crowdfunding Websites

So you have all the characteristics of an entrepreneur and you are determined to start your own business if it kills you. You take a lot of time in writing a business plan that will blow people away. Now comes to the money part of it. You have rulled out bootstrapping your startup and you need money now. […]

Happy Memorial Day

Just wanted to say Happy Memorial Day to everyone (it's a holiday where we remember the service and sacrifice of those who have given their lives for our country.) Like most others in the U.S., I'm taking the day off -- I'll be back tomorrow.In addition to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for America, I like to remember and thank all our veterans, enlisted personnel, officers, and their […]