June 10, 2013

The Assets You Have That Don’t Fit on Your Balance Sheet

I’m a big believer in using one’s net worth as a quick assessment of personal finance health. A person is making a good move if they calculate their net worth every month or every quarter, then compare that net worth to where it was at a year ago or, if they have the data, five years ago (or even more). […]

Are there Downsides to Free Online Courses?

One of the great things about the Internet is that it offers you the chance to access a great deal of knowledge. In fact, it’s possible to learn a great deal from free online courses. However, there are downsides to online courses. First of all, with free courses, you won’t earn college credit. […]

4 Types of Retirement: Which Will You Choose?

While every situation is different, there are only a few types of retirement for those of us in the working class. Before I get to the retirement concept, here’s what I mean by “working class.” The working class includes those who need to survive by trading their time and effort for an income. They could be management level workers or not, they could be small business owners. […]

Best Deals for Monday 06/10

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today FREE Diet and Food Tracker app, Maidenform Bra Sale $9, Ace Hardware Sale on Patio furniture, grills, power tools, more. […]

Reader Mailbag: The Fog

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. Pre-conception college fund 2. Using tax refund effectively 3. Ashamed of using aid 4. The four percent rule 5. Dan Ariely 6. Look for job now? 7. Slow cooker oatmeal recipe 8. State income tax 9. Donating unwanted books 10. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of June 10

Just a reminder that Wealth Lion is up and running with posts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Here are the latest posts: Income and Spending Scenarios and the Impact on Wealth How to Make More Money Your Career is Your Most Valuable Financial Asset As for FMF, it was included recently in the Carnival of Wealth Management. Have a great week! […]

Can You Go To Jail for Not Paying Your Taxes?

Last month, you probably read about Lauryn Hill being sentenced to prison for three months after she failed to pay federal income taxes for three years. After three months in prison, she’ll have three months of home confinement followed by a year of supervised probation. That’s on top of penalties and taxes she owes plus a $60,000 fine. […]

Save money by cutting food waste

This post is from staff writer Lisa Aberle. I barely brushed the surface of combating food waste in a recent article, but the comments added so much to the article that I thought I could stop at just one. And then I found some more statistics. […]

Love Makeup or Jewelry? Surprise Yourself With a Wantable Box.

Do you like surprises? Do you like trying out new things? If you're also into makeup or fashion accessories, then you'll want to check out Wantable. I gave it a test run recently, and while I'm not sure it's a good fit for me, I can definitely see how it can work out very well for others! […]

Get Up and Get Out: How to Find Cheap Local Events

Everyday there’s something fun and affordable happening where you live. Yes, even in small towns and cities; you just have to know where to look. To help you find these low-cost activities and events in your area, here are a few of the always reliable resources I use to help plan my next adventure. […]

Best Money Tips: Curbing Spending on Pinterest Finds

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on curbing spending on Pinterest finds, getting financially ready for wedding season, career advice from graduation speeches. Top 5 Articles 7 Ways to Curb Spending Money on Pinterest Finds — Avoid spending money on Pinterest finds by finding cheaper options than what you found on Pinterest. […]

This battle of the sexes has no winner

This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington. Information services company Experian recently released a study comparing the debt status of men and women. The angle Experian highlighted for their press release was that the study demonstrated that women are better at handling their finances then men, and indeed, the numbers bear this out to some degree. […]

22 Fun and Free Summertime Exercise Ideas

There are many reasons why exercising in the summer is fun and more feasible than ever. For starters, there is much more daylight during the summer, so you can get outside for more hours, say from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (rather than 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]