June 12, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/13, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Having a Frugal Father's Day! Learn about frugal gift giving and Father's Day celebrations! […]

If You Don’t Like the Way Things Are, Why Are You Still Doing Things the Same Way?

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” – Rita Mae Brown If there is some aspect of your life that’s bothering you, know this: you cannot expect it to improve if you keep doing the same things you’ve always been doing. Even if your fairy godmother showed up and waved her wand to give you what you wanted, you would rather quickly wind up back in the s […]

Are You Ready for Obamacare in 2014?

Back in 2010, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law, the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA). […]

How to Close an E*TRADE Investing Account

Yesterday, I was motivated to further clean up my excess financial accounts. After a long delay, I moved my main accounts into a revocable living trust, a legal entity I created earlier this year to keep my finances in the best order possible. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 06/12

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Victoria's Secret cuts up to 50% off clearance apparel, American Eagle Outfitters cuts an extra 50% off clearance items, Virgin America 1-way fares from $79, and more! […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Childhood Edition

Every day, I look at my young children and realise that they will never be this young again. That single fact is often more than enough motivation for me to put down whatever I’m doing and go spend time with them. […]

Power Lunch with Buffett Auction: 2013 Edition

A few weeks ago, as Warren Buffett has done every year for now its 14th year, was the eBay auction of lunch with Warren Buffett and seven of your closest friends at Smith & Wollensky in New York. The proceeds go to the GLIDE in San Francisco, a charity that fights poverty, and an issue close to Buffett’s heart. […]

Is the Roth right for you?

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. This year, it happened — something many have been predicting for years: Taxes went up. And most likely, the hikes will just keep coming. […]

Essential Money Lessons for Recent Grads

I've always thought it absurd that the U.S. doesn't require some sort of basic financial literacy course before students can graduate from high school. Sending unprepared young adults into the world of mortgages, credit, car loans, payday lenders, and student debt is a bit like sending lambs to the slaughter. […]

10 Networking Mistakes You Shouldn't Make

Networking makes landing a job, starting a business, and just about everything else in life a little bit easier — provided you network well. If you connect with people in such a way that you irritate them or show a poor side of yourself, your networking efforts can actually hurt you. (See also: Networking Basics for Regular People) It's crucial to avoid networking mistakes as much as possible. […]

Best Money Tips: DIY Gifts for Dad

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on DIY gifts for dads, meaningful and unique wedding gifts, and how to save on running shoes, gear, and events. Top 5 Articles Dad Will Love These Easy DIY Gifts — This Father's Day, make your dad a beer cake or a man-cave sign. […]

Refund, or no refund?

This post is from new staff writer William Cowie. How do you approach your income tax withholding? Do you opt for a higher withholding in order to get a refund, like 85 percent of all Americans (according to a recent survey)? Or do you go for the minimum and pay in when you file your taxes? […]

Money Market Accounts: Ideal for Emergency Funds

In this low-rate environment, many savers are looking for ways to get a little more bang for their savings buck. While you aren't going to see dramatic returns from any cash product, one way to boost your yield a little bit is to use a money market account. […]