July 29, 2013

The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Coupons and Discounts

Well, “ultimate” might be a bit of hyperbole, but I thought it would be useful to collect together all of the things I’ve learned about saving money on Amazon.com in one place. […]

How to Make the Most of Your Internship

Recently, internships have been in the news, thanks to a recent ruling regarding unpaid internships. […]

The Words You Choose: Are Certain Expenses “Investments?”

Earlier today, Naked With Cash participant Anonymous S offered his latest financial update. He noted in June how after moving into a new apartment, he increased his credit card spending to pay for new household furnishings. […]

Reader Mailbag: Sorting and Organizing

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. Simple Dollar recipes 2. Cleaning clothes from Goodwill 3. Impressing people you don’t like 4. Unequal will 5. Prioritizing expenses 6. Overcoming small impulses 7. College credit card debt 8. […]

Anonymous S, June 2013 Net Worth

Naked With Cash is the year-long series on Consumerism Commentary where seven readers’ households share their financial progress on a monthly basis. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. Read this introduction to learn more about the series. Anonymous S is a 24-year-old engineer earning $67,000 a year plus bonus. […]

Understand Your 401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Rules

We recently purchased a home (this moved quickly!) and I complained a little about all the extra paperwork I had to fill out and all the documents I had to produce. One of the documents I had to produce was a document from my 401(k) plan administrator detailing the hardship withdrawal rules for my 401(k). […]

Book Review: ‘The Money Book for the Young Fabulous & Broke’

This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. There are many personal finance books out there, useful to people in all stages of personal finance. I have a lot to learn before reaching financial independence, and the editorial elves thought it would be useful if I shared some of what I learn with you. […]

15 Delicious and Easy New Ways to Top Your Burgers

Doesn't everyone love a hamburger? We do in my family, but I felt like we were getting into a rut with the old patty, sauce, lettuce, cheese, and pickle combo. I recently spent a couple of weeks inventing and trying out new combos. Here are some new and creative ways to make and top your burgers. (See also: Great Vegan Grill Recipes) 1. […]

Best Deals for Monday 07/29

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/deals Pocket Dental Floss 500-Pack $6, Video Games from $18, Running Times: 1-Yr Subscription $5, and more! […]

Save Money and Water With These 6 Clever Landscaping Hacks

Warm months always bring out a bit of the gardener in every homeowner. The grays and browns of winter transform into the vibrant greens of summer and coax even the most die-hard homebody outside. If you've noticed that your little slice of heaven could use some TLC but don't want to spend a mint, here are a few budget-friendly landscaping ideas. […]

How Much Is Your Busy Lifestyle Costing You?

I have not met anyone who is not busy anymore, including kids and retired folks. The always-on-the-run lifestyle has provided increased incomes and career growth for a lot of people. For many of us, though, it has also cost a lot of money. When I was super busy, I didn’t have the time or the energy to deal with anything other than my demanding office work. […]

Best Money Tips: Keep Making Income While Idle

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to make income while idle, saving $25 next week, and things every college freshman needs. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Keep Making Income While Idle — If you want to make income while you are idle, write a book or create an app. […]

Would You Dance to Avoid a Fee?

That's the question Fidelity asked...sort of. More specifically, they asked ATM users — while they were at the ATM — if they'd rather pay a fee or dance to get their cash. The video below shows those who danced. I don't know if these are real ATM users or if the video was casted (I always assume these things are casted, but hey, I can be kind of a cynic). […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of July 29

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. […]