May 30, 2013

Doing the Math on Home Ownership

In 2007, Sarah and I made the decision to become homeowners. We had fixed our finances to the point where we were ready with a down payment on a modest home. […]

About Suze Orman

In our brief profile of Robert Kiyosaki, I said that few people on our Top Money Guru poll generates as much emotion as he does. Suze Orman is one of those gurus. Suze Orman is a very strong television host who uses a lot of “tough love” when it comes to dispensing financial advice. […]

Calvin, April 2013 Net Worth

Naked With Cash is the year-long series on Consumerism Commentary where seven readers’ households share their financial progress on a monthly basis. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. Read this introduction to learn more about the series. Calvin is in his early 40s, earning a salary of $120,000 plus bonus as an IT project manager in New Jersey. […]

Reader Mailbag: Hardware Failure

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. Elderly in financial trouble 2. Crafting projects 3. After bankruptcy 4. Making money with music 5. College savings or not? 6. Changing friends 7. Basic investing questions 8. Cheap golf 9. Difficult housing question 10. […]

About Robert Kiyosaki

Say the name Robert Kiyosaki and you can generate some pretty strong feelings from people. I can only think of one other person on the Top Money Guru poll that does that (maybe two). Most people know him from the Rich Dad Poor Dad book (and subsequent books) and know him as a fairly active real estate investor. […]

Recalibrating for self-employment: Smartphones

This post is from staff writer Holly Johnson. A few weeks ago, I wrote about my hesitation to hire out our yard work. After working 60 or more hours per week for the past year at our full-time jobs and side jobs, my husband and I had come to a crossroads. Basically, putting in so many hours meant that we were having difficulty finding time to do anything else. […]

8 Good Reasons to Learn Canning Now

Although my mother made her own preserves for years, I didn't bother to learn. I could always pick up exotic chutneys or fancy jams in local stores. We didn't live in places where we had fruit trees or many berries, so I didn't find any compelling reason to learn. […]

From Fine to Fabulous: 7 Ways to Improve Your eBay Business

Online auction heavyweight eBay has gone through a sea change since it was first launched in 1995. For sellers and buyers and alike, the site has never been more robust, feature rich, or easier to use than it is right now. […]

Best Money Tips: Steps to Living a Life You Love

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on living a life you love, conserving bathroom water, and carving more time out of your day. Top 5 Articles 26 Steps to Living a Life You Love — To live a life you love, define your values and get rid of clutter. […]

Help a Reader: Need Cash

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I need to see how everyone would proceed in the following situation: I’m 27 I make around $85k from my regular job I own a side business with my business partner investing in rentals and real estate (relatively new, but want it to become more serious) I own a rental house that cash flows around $1k per month. […]