June 19, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/20, 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: Dinner ideas on a budget! Learn about meal planning, making enough to have leftovers, and finding frugal meal ideas! […]

Why the Small Stuff Matters

When someone thinks (or writes) about personal finance, there’s a big temptation to focus on the big stuff instead of the small stuff. When you write about big things like buying a car, you can immediately point to how one action can save you thousands. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 06/19

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Lady Elegance Purse Organizer $5, Crocs Women's Candace Clogs $15, Victoria's Secret cuts up to 70% off clearance […]

Where Can You Find Private Student Loans?

When I went to graduate school at Syracuse University, I had a small scholarship, and federal student loans. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Pet Rabbit Edition

Our family now has a pet rabbit, named Oreo. He has an outdoor cage that we built ourselves. I would have expected that he would be frightened of our children, but he actually seems to like them very much. […]

Should I Accept a Credit Line Increase?

I was talking with friends over the weekend when one of them asked me a question I’d, surprisingly, never saw before (I would also later see it on Reddit). My friend received a letter in the mail from his credit card company that “congratulated” him on his good credit behavior. It also increased his credit limit by about 25%. […]

The spam email strategy for savings

This post is from staff writer Honey Smith. On Saturday, Jake woke up restless. Despite the fact that it was 112 degrees outside (argh) he really wanted to leave the house. While I would have been fine staying in, I understood where he was coming from; Jake works from home and hadn’t left the house in at least a week. “Where do you want to go?” I asked. […]

Charged With an Overdraft Fee? Get Your Money Back!

Picture this: You login to your checking account to review your transactions — and BAM! You've been hit with a $35 overdraft fee. Your account has a negative balance, and it's showing in bold red font. […]

10 Home Renovations That Almost Pay for Themselves

We'd like to think that the improvements we make to our homes will result in an increase in resale value. The unfortunate reality is that, according to Remodeling magazine, the average return on projects is really only about 60.6%. […]

Can you afford an international retirement?

This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele. On a recent trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, our hosts announced one Sunday they were taking us to a special place outside the city. We climbed into a van and motored an hour southeast, coming to a halt on the shores of Lake Chapala. […]

Best Money Tips: Slash Your Expensive Cell Phone Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on slashing your cell phone bill, saving on high end cosmetics, and a checklist for quitting your job. Top 5 Articles 8 Ways to Slash Your Expensive Cell Phone Bill — To slash your cell phone bill, use texting apps and be aware of roaming. […]

5 Places to Find Free or Cheap Mason Jars

It's summer, which means gardeners across the country will be looking for places to put their extra bounty. If you've taken to canning as a means of preserving your harvest, you understand that the number of jars, lids, and rings you'll need to put away a significant amount of food stores can number the hundreds, and canning jars (especially the brand name "Mason" jars) aren't cheap! […]