July 22, 2013

How Long Could You Go Without Spending Any Money?

Given the resources you already have on hand, how long could you go without spending any money at all? You can assume that paying taxes and paying for basic utilities like electricity is okay, but buying anything else isn’t allowed. What would you do for transportation? Could you get to every place that you need to on foot or via bicycle? […]

Reader Mailbag: Single Parent Respect

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. Selling everything 2. Spouse wasting money on politics 3. Dental insurance 4. Thrift shop 5. Car buying question 6. Cash in car 7. Tax allowances 8. Netflix as TV replacement? 9. Bullied by financial advisor 10. […]

JW, June 2013 Net Worth

In Naked With Cash, seven anonymous Consumerism Commentary readers publicly track and analyze their finances on a monthly basis. For almost a decade, I tracked my own finances on Consumerism Commentary; now I’m sharing the benefits of public accountability with the participants. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. […]

Ten Common Money Mistakes, Part 1

It’s been nearly ten years since I started Bargaineering and in those ten years, I’ve talked about and written about a lot of personal finance. To be honest, I’m amazed I’ve been doing it for this long and you might be amazed that I’ve had no formal personal finance education. I’m not a certified anything. I’ve taken no tests. […]

The Coolest DIY Youtube Channels

I love resources that encourage self-sufficiency – and help us save money.  I also love DIY projects – like my DIY rain barrel, the kids’ playhouse, and our compost bin made from old pallets. Youtube is my “go to” site for DIY videos. […]

Empty goal syndrome: What to do when your last goal leaves the nest

This post is from staff writer Lisa Aberle. I shouldn’t be admitting this in public, but it’s the truth. Hi, I am a staff writer for a personal finance blog, and I’m losing interest in personal finance. I’m not leaving the blog, and I’m not going crazy with spending. But I need a little shot of espresso in my ho-hum financial life. […]

Growin' Home: How Much House Do You Really Need?

Did you know that according to U.S. Census data, the size of the average home in this country has nearly doubled since the 1950s? What's more, according a report released in June, 2012 by the Census Bureau, the size of our homes has jumped 62.6% just since 1973 — topping out at 2,480 square feet in 2011. […]

Best Deals for Monday 07/22

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Roku HD Streaming Player $50, Converse: Up to 70% Off, 30% Off Sele NFL + NCAA Gear, and more! […]

15 Essential Life Hacks That Will Save You Time in the Morning

We can all agree that there's not enough time in a day. We're even more aware of that sad fact every morning as we rush around to get ready for work, inevitably pushing the threshold of tardiness by sitting down at our desks 30 seconds before the shift starts. Most of us, anyway. Some of you are just late on the regular, much to the chagrin of your very patient superiors. […]

How financial milestones have changed over the years

This post is from staff writer Richard Barrington. A recent conversation I had with some fellow 50-somethings sparked a series of thoughts on how expectations about wages have changed in the 30-odd years since we got out of college. Some compensation milestones have clearly changed, while some haven’t. […]

Best Money Tips: Slash Your Water Bill

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to slash your water bill, saving at the farmer's market, and ways to make money. Top 5 Articles 17 Ways to Slash Your Water Bill — Installing a low-flow shower head and planting drought resistant plants can help you slash your water bill. […]

Lose Weight and Eat Better With the 8 Best Diet Apps

Staying accountable and keeping track of what you eat when you diet are two things that contribute to a successful weight loss program. With an increasing number of people carrying a smartphone with them everywhere they go, dieting apps make it possible to remain accountable to your goals and keep track of what you eat no matter where you are. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of July 22

Just a reminder that Wealth Lion has posts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If interested, you can subscribe to Wealth Lion and get all the updates first-hand. I will not be posting weekly summaries here for much longer, so consider yourself warned if you miss out on the great stuff there. […]

Why being a habitual returner isn’t a bargain

My wife recently went on a research trip investigating the Goodnight-Loving Trail for her third book.  Book sales had gone up a bit, which is certainly a welcome sight. She sells her books through Create Space (for paperbacks) and Kindle Direct Publishing (for e-books). […]