June 25, 2013

Life Events as Triggers

I’m a busy person and, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m only able to keep track of all of the stuff I need to get done and all of the projects I need to work on by externalizing them as much as possible. […]

What is a Good Credit Score?

An established credit history and credit score often stands between potential home or car buyers and their dream. But what is a good credit score? What exactly is a credit score? […]

How to Overcome 5 Newlywed Financial Challenges

When you marry, even if you lived together prior to tying the knot, it seems as though things get real in your relationship. […]

Best Deals for Tuesday 6/25/13

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The Bell

A friend of mine sent me a wonderful article recently. Entitled “A Veteran of SEAL Team Six Describes His Training,” it’s an excerpt from SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper by Howard Wasdin and Stephen Templin, and the article appeared in the May 2011 issue of Vanity Fair. Why am I mentioning this here? […]

How to Save Money with a Moving Company

As we wrote a little while back, we bought a house and will be moving pretty soon. One of the worst parts about buying a house is that you have to move. We’ve spent the last eight years in this house, a wonderful eight years, but that also means we’ve accumulated eight years of junk. In previous moves, I was always moving from one apartment to another. Or moving from an apartment to a house. […]

6 ways to lower your home insurance

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. As a new homeowner, I recently had to buy a homeowners insurance policy. And as a personal finance writer, I tried to take my own advice and “shop around.” To be honest, it was a pain, and the rates I was getting on my own were way too high. Maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad if I wasn’t also trying to close on a house. […]

Ask the Readers: What's the Worst Money Mistake You've Ever Made?

Two weeks ago, we asked about the best money move you've ever made. This week, we'd like to jump to the other end of the spectrum. What's the worst money mistake you've ever made? What did you do to recover — or simply plow on — after the stumble? […]

How to Make Scrumptious, Quick Homemade Rolls

Sometimes, my inner June Cleaver kicks in, and I want hot rolls with dinner. Such was the case a few weeks ago, when we were having friends over. I thought crescent rolls would look sporty with the meal, but I didn't have any on hand. (See also: How to Bake Sourdough Bread (and Save a Buck on Every Loaf) A bakery downtown had some rolls, but not crescents — and I didn't want to pay $2.70 apiece. […]

Using Time Horizons to Make Smarter Investments

Whenever you start to choose an investment, one of the first questions you should ask yourself (or get asked by a financial planner) is "what is your time horizon?" The answer is important because the timeframe should guide decisions for the type of investment account and the nature of the investment. […]

Best Money Tips: Places to Find Free Moving Boxes

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on places to find free moving boxes, moving back home after graduation, and beating your bills big time. Top 5 Articles Moving Cross Country: 13 Places to Find Free Moving Boxes — Did you know you can find free moving boxes at bookstores or gyms? […]

Big List of Military Discounts

If you've valiantly served our country, you deserve a break. Catch one with this giant list of military discounts that'll help you keep more of your hard-earned money. (See also: Military Members Can Still Utilize Homebuyer Tax Credits) 24 Hour Fitness Get in shape with 10% off for active duty, reservists, and spouses at 24 Hour Fitness. […]

Reader Profile Update: JM

Here's our latest Reader Profile Update. Many of you asked for this type of post -- a progress report on where past Reader Profile readers are these days financially. I think you'll really enjoy this. (BTW, if you do enjoy it, you can submit your own update, hint, hint.) :)Today's post is from JM, who gave us his reader profile a year ago. […]