July 18, 2013

Breaking Down and Managing Large Life Goals and Projects

Jennifer writes in: “I was wondering, though, if you would consider another post that goes a bit more into detail on how you break down your larger goals? Particularly, I would love to see an example of a project that you created daily tasks for that eventually led to a larger goal. Do break things down at the beginning and then filter tasks into your to-do list from a master list? […]

How We Found Our Home

Four years ago, my wife and I decided that the time was right for our family to purchase a new home.  With a down-payment in our savings, we started our search.  Here’s how we found our home - We began our search within a 20 mile radius of my wife’s workplace.  We live in a rural part of our state – but there are several small neighborhoods within our desired area. Once or twice a week, I would ch […]

Do You Need Supplemental Insurance?

As a young professional, it’s easy to begin thinking that you are practically invincible. If you have a job that offers health care benefits (and if you’re ready for the PPACA to take effect in 2014), it doesn’t seem necessary to supplement with anything else. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. […]

Reader Mailbag: Running for Beginners

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. Online education for gifted kids 2. Steam sales 3. Student loan consolidation question 4. Making money while watching TV 5. Timing of house purchase 6. Tapping retirement savings early 7. Lyoness 8. Candy savings 9. […]

Beware Real Estate Agent Buyer Contracts

We had some friends over the other night and they were sharing with us their home buying experience and how challenging it was for them. They were in a similar situation to ours – they’ve outgrown their home and were actively searching for their “forever” home. They weren’t in a rush to buy anything that fit, they were picky. […]

Easy ways to give your 401(k) a tune-up

This is a guest post from Jeff Rose, CFP. Jeff is well known among bloggers for his various causes: The Debt Movement, The Roth IRA Movement and The Life Insurance Movement. He also blogs at Goodfinancialcents.com. As it stands right now, there is just over $4 trillion in 401(k) plans. […]

Is Your Apple Dangerous? How to Eat Fewer Pesticides (and Save Money)

One of the biggest concerns in food safety today is our intake of chemicals that are sprayed on fresh produce. Fungicides, insecticides, and other chemicals are the price we pay for, uniform, beautiful, and bountiful fruits and vegetables. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 07/18

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals 36" Magnetic Screen Door $8, Macy's Fashion Clearance: Up to 75% off, 40-Can Beach Chair Cooler $15, and more! […]

25 Thoughtful and Frugal Personalized Gift Ideas

Personalized gifts are a great way to show others that you took the time and effort to find or make a thoughtful gift just for them. Such tokens of affection are even better when they can be done on a budget. Here are some customized gift ideas that will please both giver and receiver. (See also: 25 Gifts You Can Make Today) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money as a Wedding Guest

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving money as a wedding guest, getting your family on board to save dough, and spotting a horrible roommate before moving in. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways to Save Money as a Wedding Guest — If you want to save money as a wedding guest, consider making your own gift. […]

7 Summery Ways to Protect Your Skin

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/7-summery-ways-to-protect-your-skin There are more options than sunblock to keep your skin safe in the summer sun. Follow these simple guidelines to stay happy, healthy, and undamaged. […]

Resume Tips and Tricks

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 couple weeks.Lots of good tips and thoughts in this installment. […]