June 26, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 6/27, 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: Party planning on a budget! Learn about frugal invites, saving on food and drinks, and choosing a theme! […]

The Best Time to Have Children

One common theme I see in reader mailbag questions is potential parents worrying about the appropriate timing for having children. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 06/26

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Get $50 for opening a Capital One 360 checking account, LivingSocial: 30% off orders under $100, Jockey Men's Crew T-Shirt 3-Pack $9, and more! […]

SteveDH, May 2013 Net Worth

Naked With Cash is the year-long series on Consumerism Commentary where seven readers’ households share their financial progress on a monthly basis. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. Read this introduction to learn more about the series. This month, the participants and experts will be discussing retirement as part of their analyses. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Frugal Vacation Planning Edition

In anticipation of our travel later this summer, I’ve been reading a lot of articles on frugal vacation planning. I thought, for this week’s roundup, I’d share some of these with you. (For those unaware, Sarah and I are planning a tenth anniversary trip to Boston and rural New England later this summer without the children. […]

Sovereign Bank: Goal Savings Account $125 Bonus

Here’s an interesting way to structure a bonus – you get more bonus money based on how much you “save” during the year. It is structured as an “interest bonus” and it’s based on your average daily balance increase in the account from the previous year. […]

Five factors for your asset allocation

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. When you think of your portfolio, visions of stocks, bonds and cash likely dance in your head. […]

9 Things You Don't Need to Clean

The Internet is full of lists of things you are supposed to clean but probably don't, from the inside of your dishwasher to your purse to your phone receivers. I hate those lists, don't you? I already have a longer cleaning list than I could finish in my lifetime — why pile on? […]

3 Ways to Stay Calm When the Stock Market Gets Volatile

If the stock market were a commercial jet and investors were passengers, a lot of them would be grabbing for that little bag in their front seat pocket right about now. Whether you're already onboard or just thinking about flying the skies that haven't been so friendly lately, here are three ways to handle the rough ride. […]

Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Enjoy Summer Fun

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on frugal ways to enjoy summer fun, money mistakes we've all made, and reasons to talk honestly about money. Top 5 Articles 11 Frugal Ways To Enjoy Summer Fun Without Spending Too Much Cash — To have fun this summer without breaking the bank, visit your local library or go bowling. […]

Use Tension Rods for Easy Home Organizing

Conquering clutter can feel like a full-time job, especially for families where everyone's into a particular hobby or sport. Before you drop big bucks on custom cabinetry, however, consider how much mileage you may be able to get from inexpensive, easy-to-use tension rods. The following ideas will get you on the right track. […]

The stock market drop and you

This post is from staff writer William Cowie. I don’t know about you, but talk around the dinner table touched on last week’s drop in the stock market more than once this past weekend. The stock market makes headlines for only one of two reasons: it reached a new high, or it fell. […]