August 7, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 8/8, 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: Achieving Financial Goals! Learn about creating plans, tracking progress, and celebrating milestones on your journey to achieve your financial goals. […]

Learning to Trust Credit Cards

Hey Simple Dollar readers, I wanted to share an article by a new contributor to the site, Ellen Gans. In it she examines her own relationship with credit cards over the years, focusing on what it takes to really trust yourself to open up a card at all. Ellen is right in believing credit cards require no small amount of self-discipline. […]

What’s Important to You?

Let’s say your boss comes up to you and simply says, “You’re working this Saturday.” Most of us would likely go along with this in an effort to maintain our jobs. Now, let’s say this Saturday is the Saturday you’ve been promising your son that you’d take him to a baseball game. You’ve been talking about it for weeks. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Chores Edition

One of the challenging parts of parenting that we’re experiencing right now is migrating our children into taking care of chores. […]

TurboTax Class Action Settlement for Refund Processing Service

It’s not every day you see a class action settlement involving a tax preparer and not a refund anticipation loan, but today we have out. Intuit has settled a lawsuit associated with the extra fee they charge when they collect the preparation fee a certain way (it’s the “Smith et al. v. Intuit, Inc., Case No. 5:12-cv-00222″ lawsuit). […]

How I canceled cable and gained a new outlook on life

This post is from staff writer Holly Johnson. When my husband and I began our journey out of debt, our monthly bills were overwhelming. Of course, we were paying for all of the regular stuff like our mortgage, utilities and various insurance policies. However, we were also paying for things that we knew we wanted to live without. Credit card bills. Furniture that we had financed. […]

Off the Wall: 21 Clever Uses for Leftover Wallpaper

If you've done any home remodeling projects or gone thrift shopping lately, no doubt you've seen your fair share of scrap wallpaper rolls. They're everywhere — mismatched cast-offs in nearly every pattern, color, and style — still in the shrink-wrap just waiting to be repurposed. […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 08/07

Link for teaser title: 50-Foot Paracord Rope $4, 7 Pairs of Frederick's Women's Panties $25, Roundtrip fares to Europe from $615, and more! […]

The 10 Best Productivity Apps for Really Busy People Like You

I have three kids, a business, and a few blogs, and I just signed up to become a Girl Scout leader. When people ask me, "How do you do it all?" my usual reply is, "I give up, how?" (See also: What Is Your Best Productivity Advice?) Turns out, "How do you do it all?" is not a joke, or if it is, I'm still waiting to hear the punch line. […]

Best Money Tips: Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on teaching your teen financial responsibility, things you should buy new, and uses for baking soda. Top 5 Articles Ready, Set, Launch! 6 Steps to Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility — Teach your teen how to budget and build credit if you want them to understand financial responsibility. […]

4 steps to prepare for the next recession

This post is from staff writer William Cowie. What? Is the last recession even over yet? Isn’t it a little early to begin talking about the next one? Yes, and no. According to all official sources, the Great Recession bottomed out in 2009. That means the recession has officially been over for four years now. […]

How to Find the Best Stuff at HomeGoods

If you aren't yet a HomeGoods devotee, then maybe it's time to check out everything these stores have to offer. Owned by the TJX Companies, this popular chain of discount home furnishing stores complements the company's well-known TJ Maxx and Marshalls apparel stores. […]

Plowing through a furlough: Feeling the pinch

I thought that I was going to be all clever and stuff by quoting from Return of the Jedi with this post: Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational DoD furlough! (But that quote was already taken, more or less.) DoD employees are now through four of their eleven six scheduled furlough days.  The ones affected by the furlough — i.e., most of them — have now received a paycheck that i […]