July 24, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 7/25, 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: Back-to-School Shopping! Learn about setting a budget for back-to-school shopping, checking the ads before you shop, and shopping at home before you head to the store! […]

Curbing Online Spending Impulses

My biggest spending weakness is online spending. And it’s not even close. I have essentially completely conquered my spending impulses when I’m out and about in stores. I simply don’t buy stuff on a whim when I’m in a store. I stick to my list like glue, find the stuff I need, and get out. […]

7 Things Every College Freshman Needs

For many, attending college is a rite of passage. You head out into the great unknown, ready to take your life into your own hands. Without mom and dad looking over your shoulder, you can make your own decisions about how to spend your money, and what you want to eat each day. I know I was excited about the prospect of college. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Rain Edition

We had our first nice rain in a long while on Monday evening. I went outside after the rain and you could smell everything inching back to life after a lengthy dry spell. It was wonderful. […]

Anne and Matt, June 2013 Net Worth

In the series Naked With Cash, seven Consumerism Commentary readers share their financial progress on a monthly basis. They are joined by Certified Financial Planners who provide feedback on their journey. Read this introduction to learn more about the series. Anne and Matt are twenty-seven years old, living in the Midwest, with two children. […]

McD Monopoly Game: Mail-In vs. Hash Browns Epic Challenge

Every year we write about how to win McDonald’s Monopoly Game, and we always reach the conclusion that the cheapest ways to play and get the most game stamps is by mailing in self-addressed stamped envelopes (SASE) or ordering the cheapest menu item: hashbrowns. […]

How to avoid a garage sale letdown

This post is from staff writer Holly Johnson. A few years ago, I prepared for a garage sale that I was sure would be an epic success. Based on the sheer volume of widgets, random household items and baby gear that I had to sell, I envisioned pulling in hundreds of dollars in profit with ease. […]

What to Do (and Not Do) When You're in a Car Accident

If you've ever been in a car accident, chances are that taking photos of the accident scene and remembering to get the other driver's insurance information weren't your first thoughts. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 07/24

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Patio Furniture Sets: 50% off, Hoover Bagless Hand Vacuum $15, Obama Action Figure $8 and more! […]

Why Detroit’s bankruptcy affects you

This post is from staff writer William Cowie. If you had to pick a single city in the U.S. epitomizing America’s might as an industrial power, Detroit would be hard to beat. That’s right, the Detroit that just declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. If your first reaction was to shrug and say something like, “Too bad. Thank goodness it doesn’t involve us. […]

Best Money Tips: Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving on back-to-school shopping, eating healthy on the cheap, and getting free moving supplies. Top 5 Articles 12 Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping — To save on back-to-school shopping, shop thrift and comparison shop online. […]

How to Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Pet-Stain Cleaner

Pet owners know that accidents happen, so take action with this easy and budget-friendly pet-stain cleaner. Along with tackling discoloration, this concoction removes any lingering smell. […]

How Much Will Life Insurance Cost?

Surprisingly, the number one reason people don't get life insurance is because they think it costs too much. Now, I'm here to tell you it does not cost as much as you think. In fact, if you're in your mid 20s and you're seeking $250,000 of life insurance coverage, you can expect to pay about $15 a month. […]