June 3, 2013

“Ballparking” Your First Budget

One of the first steps that people take when they first have their “financial epiphany” is that they assemble a budget. There are countless templates and ideas and forms for making budgets out there, but they all come back to the same thing. […]

Housing Price Graphics, The President’s Finances, and Retirement Contributions

A few times a month, Lance from Money Life and More will stop by to share some of the best articles from across a variety of publications, including other blogs and mainstream media. I’ve been spending a lot of time renovating our townhouse to prepare to become a landlord in the next month or so. It is a lot of work, but I think it’ll be worth it. […]

About Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is one of the most well-known names in personal finance today, perhaps one of the most well known in our Top Money Guru poll, especially when it comes to debt reduction. […]

Best Deals for Monday 06/03

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Vinturi Wine Aerator $19.95, Home+Garden Items from $5, 100 Kindle eBooks $3.99 or less, Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray for $70 + free shipping and more! […]

JW, 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. JW is thirty-one years old and a father of one with another one on the way within a month. […]

Reader Mailbag: Summer Vacation

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. Helping new college graduate 2. Constant complaints 3. The value of trade school 4. Lessons for children 5. Lending Club thoughts 6. Selling off part of collection 7. Finance merging question 8. Rising property values? 9. […]

About Jane Bryant Quinn

When one thinks of Top Money Gurus, sometimes those with the big personalities get a lot of the spotlight. […]

All the world’s a stage: 7 simple staging tricks to help sell your home

This is a guest post from Tara Chila, a blogger for Transit Systems, Inc., who writes about moving, travel, house and home, kids, parenting and recipes. You may think that your home looks perfect and is ready to sell, but remember: not everyone likes green paint in their living room or a floral bedspread in the master bedroom. You’re going to need to stage your home. […]

20 Cheap, Delicious, and Healthy Black Bean Recipes

Black beans are my favorite food. They’re cheap and can be used for a variety of dishes, but more importantly? They’re nutritious. They provide special support for the digestive tract (even better than lentils or chickpeas). In fact, lowered cancer risk is associated with black bean intake. They also can regulate blood sugar and improve cardiovascular health. […]

Best Money Tips: Packing Light and Avoiding Baggage Fees

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on packing light and avoiding baggage fees, meaningful wedding gifts, and using Twitter to land a job. Top 5 Articles 6 Tips for Packing Light and Avoiding Baggage Fees — To pack light and avoid baggage fees, pare down the size of your grooming supplies. […]

How to save money on vacations using social media and new technologies

This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer. Memorial Day weekend has officially kicked off the summer travel season. The wet weather is Portland, Ore. is making me dream of all the sunny vacations I could possibly take. I almost planned a last-minute vacation for the Memorial Day weekend and had to take a pause to rethink whether we can afford to actually spend what I was planning to spend. […]

How a Big Family Survives in a Home With One Bathroom

Growing up in an old farmhouse, I shared a single, tiny bathroom with my mother, father, and sister. It was actually a converted closet between two bedrooms. You had to wake someone up to use it in the middle of the night. […]