June 13, 2013

Hobbies That Retain or Create Value

I have an old friend that collects vintage comic books. He owns several World War II-era Superman comics, many first issues of comics from the Silver Era, and lots of other issues with significant value. He mostly collects comics that were printed prior to 1980 and is meticulous about storing them. This is his primary hobby. […]

School Gives Club of Teens $100,000 to Play in the Stock Market

For many children, one primary exposure to just a piece of financial literacy is the Stock Market Game. The public elementary school I attended pitted a hundred or so fourth-graders against each other. After a few months, the student with the highest overall account value, not taking fees or expenses into account like the real world, was crowned the winner. […]

Should You Invest in a Foreign Stock Market?

One of the pieces of advice you are likely to receive about investing is that you need to make sure to diversify your portfolio. However, diversification isn’t just about asset class and sector. Diversity also includes geography. For true diversification, you need to consider the where of your investments. For some investors, it’s possible to do this by investing on a foreign stock exchange. […]

Maximum 401k Contribution for 2013

  Good news, the IRS has raised the 401K plan limits for 2013. The 2013 maximum 401K Contribution So the 2013 maximum 401K contribution is  now $17,500. This allows you to invest more into your 401K than in previous years. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 06/13

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Easy Pineapple Corer/Slicer $3, Bamboo Flooring $3 per sq. ft., Sierra Trading Post Clearance Sale: Up to 93%, and more! […]

Reader Mailbag: Board Games with Children

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. In favor of a smartphone 2. Summer break activities 3. More money causes stress 4. Robert Kiyosaki 5. Financial stress or paranoia? 6. Parent helping child 7. Credible consumer credit agency 8. Simple? 9. […]

Tweetchat Recap: Investing Strategies for New Graduates

Last Thursday, Jeff Rose joined us in our inaugural Tweetchat to discuss Investing Strategies for New Graduates. It was our first #pfchat Tweetchat and I think it went very well for our first time out. […]

No discipline and can’t save? No problem!

This is a guest post from Joe Saul-Sehy. Joe is the co-host of the relaxed financial podcast Stacking Benjamins, available on iTunes and Stitcher. His Stacking Benjamins blog, where he shares stories and tips about the struggle to earn, save and spend with a plan, debuted on June 11th. Do you lack the discipline to save? So do I, but discipline is nearly irrelevant. […]

For Amazing, Affordable Vacations, Travel Slowly

Many years ago, a friend and I were planning a three-week vacation to South Africa. "Ooh! I'd love to see the gorillas in Rwanda. Ooh! and Victoria Falls (in Zimbabwe) too," she said enthusiastically of this continent we'd never visited. I pulled out a map. […]

Useful Gifts for College-Bound Graduates

This year, millions of students across the country will finish their high school careers, and countless family members and friends will attend graduation ceremonies to watch the senior class receive their diplomas. Giving cards and/or gifts to new grads isn't mandatory, though the act of gift-giving is a traditional way of congratulating graduates. […]

Best Money Tips: Don'ts for Online Networking

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on don'ts for online networking, retirement savings in your 40s, and ways to earn passive income. Top 5 Articles Be a LinkedIn Whiz: 5 Don'ts For Online Networking — When networking on LinkedIn, don't reach out to someone without reading their profile first. […]

The 5 Best Pressure Cookers

The pressure cooker is a cooking appliance that intimidates almost everyone who steps into a kitchen. It's not hard to see why — the pressure cooker isn't typically found in most home kitchens, and the way it cooks is rather unconventional. […]

Interview Preparation -- In Advance

The following is an excerpt from the book Cut the Crap, Get a Job! a New Job Search Process for a New Era I will be running a series of excerpts from this book over the next several weeks.I am a BIG, BIG, BIG proponent of preparing for an interview in advance. […]