July 3, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/4, 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: 4th of July! Learn about enjoying your 4th of July without breaking the bank! […]

The Secret of the Pump Dispenser

My hair is usually really short. When I wash my hair, I want to use just a little bit of shampoo – makes sense, right? It doesn’t take much to fully lather up my hair. The problem is that shampoo virtually always comes in a squeeze bottle. When I grab that in the shower and turn it over to get just a little bit of shampoo, it’s incredibly easy to get way too much on my hands. […]

Interviews with Millionaires

If you have a net worth of $1 million or more, I'd like to interview you for an upcoming post (you would be anonymous, I just need you to answer some questions.) If interested, drop me a line. […]

Your Take: Is Our Tax System Fair?

When Miranda approached me with the idea for this morning’s story, based on what she recently read in a CBO report, I thought it would make for an interesting (and lively, as all political and tax related Your Takes tend to be!) topic of discussion on the eve of the 4th of July. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 07/03

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Jockey Tag-Free Crew 3-Pack $10, 25% off Cuisinart Grill Pans, amazing Amazon 4th of July Deals, and more! […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Outdoor Activities Edition

We’ve had this long run of gorgeous weather lately and our family has practically lived outside. During the winter and spring, I saved this huge list of inexpensive ideas for things to do during the summer… and we’ve managed to blow through most of them. A few days ago, I spent a bunch of time finding items to add to that list. […]

U.S. Tax Breaks: Top 20% Get More than Half the Benefit

One of the biggest debates about taxes is what is “fair” in terms of who should be paying how much of their income, and what how tax breaks are distributed. Where you stand in the debate over who pays “more” in taxes — the rich, the middle class, or the poor — largely depends on what you define as “more.” Is it sheer numbers? […]

What I learned from losing my emergency fund

This post is from staff writer Kristin Wong. A couple of weeks ago, I sent off my quarterly estimated tax payment. This is never fun, but there’s always a part of me that’s thankful when I drop that envelope in the mail. I’m thankful that I’ve budgeted for this payment. […]

Become a Producer to Put Your Consumption in Perspective

Since the invention of agriculture, and especially since the industrial revolution, the division between what we call production and what we call consumption has grown increasingly stark. This is crazy. […]

7 Frequent Flyer Rules to Go Farther on Fewer Miles

When it comes to reward travel, most people focus on earning the most points and miles. That makes sense, considering that these loyalty points are scarce, and the more you have the better off you are. But just as with actual dollars, how you spend your points and miles is nearly as important as how many you earn. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for Handling Money Together

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on handling money together, planning a cheap road trip, and making the Paleo diet more affordable. Top 5 Articles Teaming Up on Your Finances: 7 Tips for Handling Money Together — Setting goals together is vital when handling money with a significant other. […]

Super powers can be yours

This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele. Is there anyone on earth who hasn’t at least once in their lifetime wished they could possess superpowers? A super ability to walk through walls, make yourself invisible, scale 85-story skyscrapers and laugh as bullets bounce harmlessly off your chest could come in mighty handy from time to time. […]

Identify and Solve Your Spending Mysteries

Do you feel like some of your hard-earned cash seems to vanish into thin air each month? I kept noticing a big chunk of my change seemed to be disappearing into a monthly black hole, despite what I thought was decent budgeting. So, I decided to clean up my act and set out to locate these hidden areas. […]

Extreme couponing is great — if you have use for all of the stuff

A colleague and his wife are extreme couponers.  She spends the equivalent of nearly a full workday a week following through with sales, coupon clipping, stacking, turning in CVS Bonus Bucks, etc.  They can get an entire bag of things for next to nothing, and sometimes they even walk away with money in their pocket.  (Some retailers allow “overages,” which means that don’t cap the discount at the […]

Capital One 360 Independence Day Sale

Capital One 360, the online bank formerly known as ING Direct, is offering special deals for new customers. I’m a long-time customer, and I opened my account when ING Direct was offering one of the best interest rates available among online savings accounts. The interest rate, like all interest rates, has shrunk over the course of the last several years, but that’s my only complaint. […]