June 20, 2013

How to Start Your Own Business With No Money

Ever wondered how to start your own business with no money, or very little money? The cost of starting a business can be astronomical but it does not have to be. Looking back on some of the other articles covered here, like how to start your own business and how to start a business with no money it seems like we have a bit of a theme here. […]

Bulk Buying versus Clutter

I’m an enormous fan of buying many things in bulk. I make no bones about it. You can save a lot of money if you buy nonperishables in bulk as well as if you bulk buy perishables that you’re sure to use up. The challenge is that if you’re buying quite a few different things in bulk, these things begin to take up serious space in your home. […]

How to Avoid Travel Scams this Summer

One of the things I love about summer (or any time of the year) is all the travel. I love going new places and seeing new things. However, whenever you travel, whether it’s for a summer vacation, or for some other purpose, you have to be on the alert. Scammers can be found almost anywhere. They prey on the unsuspecting, hoping to get some of your hard-earned cash. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 06/20

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Waterproof Night Vision Camera $10, Kenneth Cole Handbags: 42% off + extra 50% off, fares to Hawaii from $480 roundtrip, and more! […]

JW, May 2013 Net Worth

In Naked With Cash, seven anonymous Consumerism Commentary readers publicly track and analyze their finances on a monthly basis. For almost a decade, I tracked my own finances on Consumerism Commentary; now I’m sharing the benefits of public accountability with the participants. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. […]

Reader Mailbag: Mowing the Grass

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. Piecing through debts 2. Children’s birthday cards 3. Handling when life kicks you 4. Exhaustion after work 5. Lifetime memberships 6. Intensity comes and goes 7. Finding work 8. Different dreams than spouse 9. […]

7 Dead Simple DIY Frugal Tips

There are a lot of “do it yourself” projects out there and with the internet, instructions are plentiful. Not all frugality driven DIY projects are created equal. We’ve talked about ridiculous frugality before but sometimes it’s hard to draw the line of what is ridiculous and what is actually worth our time. […]

How to throw a yard sale when you’re an apartment dweller

This post is from staff writer Kristin Wong. For someone who hates accumulating stuff, I sure have a lot of it. There’s the skirt suit that I haven’t worn in four years, for example. Or the ALF lunchbox that I just can’t part with. Oh, and my indispensable collection of PEZ dispensers. I could go on, but this is a money blog, not a humble brag about all the cool toys I have. […]

Lifestyle Inflation: The Ultimate Financial Trap

Do you remember the first real paycheck you ever got? Not a pouring coffee part-time kind of paycheck, but one from a real, full-time-with-benefits, honest-to-goodness job? I know I remember mine. And while that salary would not have impressed most people, it sure impressed me. Suddenly, I was making more in two weeks than I'd scraped by on over the course of two months while in university. […]

The 5 Best Mixers

Mixers play a variety of functions in a kitchen, from mixing sauces to being a baker's best friend. You may wonder — what's the difference between a blender and a mixer? Blenders liquefy and break down larger materials, while mixers combine different food ingredients together. […]

Best Money Tips: When Are eBay and Craigslist Worth It?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on when eBay and Craigslist are worth it, things you never thought you could DIY, and saving money in your home office. Top 5 Articles When Are eBay and Craigslist Worth It (and When Should I Stay Away?) — Don't buy mattresses or items that need repair from eBay or Craigslist. [Lifehacker] No Way! […]

Network for Jobs

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've written a lot about networking and have even detailed my personal networking plan. […]