June 14, 2013

Frugality and Children

For breakfast this morning, our children had a bowl of plain generic Cheerios with milk and some strawberries from their garden. It was a pretty healthy breakfast, all around, and it was certainly cheap. All three of them finished their bowls, so they must have liked it. […]

Best Deals for Friday 06/14

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The Frugal Shave

As a clean-shaven adult male in his thirties, I’ve shaved my face literally thousands of times – it’s probably approaching the ten thousand shave mark at this point. I’ve used all kinds of equipment to shave with, too – old-fashioned safety razors with individual blades, fully disposable razors, disposable razors with cartridge-based systems, and fully electric razors, too. […]

Your Take: Teaching New Graduates About the Real World

Next Tuesday (at 2pm ET), I’m participating in #AllyBRChat, a joint tweetchat with Ally Bank and Bankrate, and the subject of the chat is teaching new college graduates about the real world, so I thought I’d get myself ready by trying to come up with a few tips I’d give the parents of new graduates. […]

Ask the Readers: What lifestyle changes have you made to improve your finances?

Newish GRS reader Jennifer is beginning her financial journey, and she shared her strategy so far. So here I am, mid-30s, buried in an obscene amount of credit card debt, and very little to show for it other than my piles and piles of STUFF. Man, I love me some stuff. […]

40 Ways to Use Spray Paint for Cheap and Easy Decorating

What's super cheap, highly versatile, available in every color, and something that anyone can use to make beautiful decor? The answer is spray paint, of course. Whether you are looking to restore a great flea market find, simply touch up an existing item, or go for a dramatic change of color, spray paint gets the job done. […]

Will Social Security be gone before I retire?

This is a guest post by Leslie Kramer from our partners at LearnVest. Social Security benefits used to be something that all tax-paying workers could count on. A portion of your pay would be automatically deducted from your paycheck, through the payroll tax, and in return you would reap the benefits of the program when it came time for you to retire. For many decades the program worked well. […]

Best Money Tips: Money Tips Every Dad Should Teach His Kids

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on money tips dads should teach kids, saving money by cutting food wste, and interview preparation. Top 5 Articles 9 Important Money Tips Every Dad Should Teach His Kids — Every dad should take the time to teach his kids that the harder they work, the luckier they will get. […]

Why You Should Always "Get It in Writing"

At some point in your life, someone is going to do something that adversely impacts you, whether your employer skips you over for a promotion or your landlord tries to keep your entire security deposit. You're going to have to fight back and prove that you're in the right. And to do that, you're going to need evidence. […]

Plowing through a furlough: Making up the shortage

There are times of abundance, and times of scarcity. Furloughs are times of scarcity if you or someone in your family is being furloughed.  A furlough is not as bad as job loss, but it’s like a partial layoff:  fewer hours. Several hundred thousand Department of Defense employees stand to be furloughed for one day per week for the last 11 weeks of the fiscal year.  The discussion on the topic is m […]