June 28, 2013

Nine Ways to Save Money on Caring for Your Lawn

While we’re not exactly the type to go out and pay for a professional service to treat and fertilize our lawn for us so that we have a glowing patch of perfect green outside of our home, we do like to have a decent lawn that’s at least alive enough so that our children can run around on it without scraping up their feet and hearing a constant “crunch crunch crunch” sound. Here are several things w […]

How to Find Time for the Important Things in Life

Link for teaser title:  http://americanexpress.tumblr.com/post/54110112557/money-cant-buy-you-time-learn... Create time for the things you love in 5 easy steps. Find out how on our commissioned guest post for Amex's #PassionProject. […]

Keeping Up with the Smiths

We’ve all heard the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses.” I think it’s time to add a new but similar phrase to the lexicon. The Smiths are the frugal family you know. They don’t drive the new car. They drive an older one. They don’t wear flashy new clothes. In fact, the husband seems to often be wearing the same suit. […]

How to Start a Conversation About Money

Talking openly and honestly about money, whether with friends or family, has its benefits. Starting a conversation can be difficult, particularly if one party to the discussion is at a different place financially than the other party. […]

Spare change: Credit card edition

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. They got me during my freshman year of college. I was walking back to my dorm, just an unsuspecting university student, and a guy with a clipboard approached. One quick application and a t-shirt later, and I had a Visa credit card and a $1,000 credit line. […]

Your Take: Should We Label Genetically Modified Food?

One of the big issues these days, at least concerning food, has to do with genetically modified food. It gets mentioned a few times in the news from a food safety and consumption perspective but most often it is an financial issue for farmers. For years, farmers have been using genetically modified seed from companies like Monsanto to boost yields. […]

15 Free Ways to Entertain Kids for an Afternoon

School's out for summer, and you know what that means — tiny people will be terrorizing your house on a daily basis. But that doesn't have to happen. With this list of free activities for kids, you can keep the tykes occupied and satisfied, all without going broke. (See also: Summer Freebies and Bargains for Kids) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to lower your home insurance, saving on your wedding cocktail tab, and displaying proper tipping etiquette. Top 5 Articles 6 ways to lower your home insurance — If you want to lower your home insurance, clean up your credit report. […]

6 big résumé flaws — and how to hide them

This article, written by Stephanie Taylor Christensen, comes to us from our partners at LearnVest. When job hunting, your résumé has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white. Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs, or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!). […]

How to Get Along With Someone You Don't Get Along With

Whether it's someone in your office or a family member, there may be someone in your life that you don't gel with. Perhaps she has one of these difficult personalities, or maybe the both of you are just too different. […]

How to account for discounted gift cards in Quicken

Discounted gift cards are a reasonably easy way to spend less at many stores.  Briefly, the market for buying gift cards under face value goes like this: A person sells an unwanted gift card to a liquidator like Cardpool or GiftCardZen for, say, a 20% discount to face value. Another person buys that gift card for a lesser discount, like 10%. Everyone wins:  The seller has cash, the buyer gets an […]