July 25, 2013

Lessons from the Bankruptcy of a City

If you’ve been following the news this week, you’ve heard that the city of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. […]

Why Learning the Guitar Is the Best Investment You Can Ever Make

We often think of investments in terms of dollars and cents. Financial investments are judged on their ability to show a monetary profit over time. But how about an investment in a life skill that will reward you mentally, physically, emotionally, and even socially for all the years of your life? One of the best things I ever did was pick up a stranger's guitar at a party when I was 17. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 07/25

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Target: 70% off furniture, Hanes Underwear: 50% off, Knit Beard / Viking Hat Beanie $10, and more!   […]

Reader Mailbag: Songs of Your Youth

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. How valuable is living space? 2. Meditation and money 3. Using multiple investing houses 4. Cheating wife 5. First investment steps 6. Cynicism about financial success 7. Caught in credit card cycle 8. […]

Saving for the Future Vs. Spending Today

There was a great discussion last week on Reddit’s Personal Finance subreddit about how people find the balance between saving for the future versus spending today. The original poster was curious how to draw the line between putting money aside for some nebulous future need versus something that is very tangible and enjoyable today. […]

Money and values: When frugality goes too far

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Many in the GRS community have been reading the site since J.D. Roth began posting in 2006, but many of you are new to the community. We’re going to start re-posting some of the most popular — and useful articles — from the past. The financial advice and ideas are still valid, and well worth bringing back to light. […]

Buy the Same House Twice for Less Than Buying It Once

Earlier this year, my husband and I refinanced our house. The entire process took just a shade more than six weeks. It was our first-ever refinance, on our first-ever mortgage. While nothing totally unexpected happened, the experience was instructive. […]

Best Money Tips: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on eating healthy on a budget, creating a work-friendly wardrobe, and getting closer to your dreams. Top 5 Articles 10 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget — If you want to eat healthy on a budget, eat more grains and beans. [Bargain Babe] How Can I Create a Work-Friendly Wardrobe on a Budget? […]

Happily Ever After: How to Stay Married for 29 Years (and Counting)

At the end of this month, my husband and I will celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. Yes, 29 years. Holy bananas! How time flies! Now, given the current divorce rate, 29 years is a pretty impressive milestone, but what makes it even more noteworthy is that we're not the perfect couple — not by a long shot. […]

Winning Interviews

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.Once you get an interview, it's time to sell, sell, sell. […]