June 4, 2013

Comparing Costs Between New and Used Cars

The best way to maximize your value from a car, regardless of when you buy it, is to drive it until the problems become overwhelming, then trade it in for whatever value you can get out of it. I consider that the first rule of frugal car buying. The tough question is whether or not it makes sense to buy a new car or a used one. […]

5 Tips for Protecting Your Windfalls

In the fourth season of Arrested Development, the audience discovers the troubled Bluth family received a government stimulus bailout during the recession. Rather than using the “stimmy” to fix their troubling real estate family business operation, they used the money to buy 4,000 acres of worthless land in — well, I won’t spoil it. […]

About Farnoosh Torabi

There are a number of smart, savvy and young financial gurus gaining ground right now. One of these Top Money Gurus is Farnoosh Torabi. Torabi was born in 1980, and grew up in Philadelphia. She is one of the more dynamic of financial experts today. […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 06/04

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Home Depot $5 off $50 coupon, Virgin American 1-way fares from $69, Folding Patio Dining 7-Piece Set $95 + pickup, Men's / Women's Pool Shoes for $10 and more! […]

Personal Finance and the Prisoner’s Dilemma

Imagine for a moment that you’re a prisoner. You’re sitting in your cell. A prison guard comes in and says, “We heard a rumor that you and your friend are involved in a conspiracy. Do you have anything you want to tell me? If you tell me, there will be no punishment for any involvement you have.” Do you betray your friend? If so, there may be a reward in it for you. […]

About Ramit Sethi

In world of personal finance bloggers that insist that cutting costs and saving money is the way to go, Ramit Sethi is a voice that offers a different choice. Sethi is known for his lavish lifestyle, and his insistence that it’s important to earn more money than it is to cut back on the things that you love. […]

Time-management strategies for working parents

This post is from staff writer Holly Johnson. I am sure you’ve heard the saying, “A mother’s work is never done.” This is especially true for parents who continue working after they’ve had kids. Even after putting in a full day on the job, working parents still have a variety of things that have to be done. […]

Ask the Readers: How Will You Celebrate Father's Day?

We should show our appreciation for those we love every single day, but Father's Day is the day to do a little extra something for the dads in our lives. This is the day for gifts, fun, and quality time spent with our favorite dads. How will you celebrate Father's Day this year? Are you planning an event or activities, or will you be giving a gift — or both? […]

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in June

June. For some of us, it's a welcome break from the rain and wind. For others, that stormy weather is still hanging on and making summer seem way off in the distance. Wherever you stand, there are bargains to be had and "deals" to avoid. Here's a roundup of the best and worst things to buy in June. […]

8 Ways to Stop Spending — Today

As Americans we’re conditioned to spend money from the time we’re wee boys and girls. The power of capitalism makes us want, want, want, so that by the time we’re barely legal adults, we’re already in debt. That’s what happened to me. As soon as I turned 18, I had creditors ringing my phone off the hook asking if I’d like a credit card. A credit card, you ask? […]

Best Money Tips: Perform a Financial Checkup on Yourself

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on performing a financial checkup on yourself, business ideas for college students, and maximizing your time and money. Top 5 Articles How to Perform a Financial Checkup on Yourself — When giving yourself a financial checkup, don't forget to review your insurance policies. […]

Repurpose Towel Rods for Cheap, Beautiful Storage

Whether you pick them up while shopping at Ikea or head to Home Depot so you can shop for potting soil at the same time, towel rods have tremendous potential when it comes to home decorating and organization. Here are just a few of the ways you can put them to use. […]

Reader Profile: CT

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. […]

Plowing through a furlough: Do you have to scrimp?

Let’s say that you’re one of the over half-million federal employees who has “gotten the letter” indicating that there is an administrative furlough in your future. Let’s also say that you’ve gotten yourself in the right mindset about the temporary loss of income, and have run the numbers to see how much of each paycheck you’ll be missing, starting when, and for how long. Let’s take, for example, […]