August 9, 2013

DIY Bedbug Detector Is Cheap and Effective and Full of Science

Bedbugs. Ack! Just the mention may have you reaching to scratch an itch you didn't know you had. If those itches are more real than imagined, there are lots of pricey home bedbug tests and kits you can buy to confirm your suspicions or eradicate your worries. But there's a better, cheaper, DIY way to check your nest for the presence of bedbugs. […]

Frugality Doesn’t Come First

Frugality is simply a tool to ensure that whatever does come first in your life is well protected and facing a minimal amount of stress. This is something I often have to remind myself of. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 08/09

Today's free app: Summer Sudoku - This beautifully crafted seasonal game comes packed to the brim with hundreds of Sudoku puzzles. $69.97 (50% off) StoneDine 12.6" Diameter Non-Stick Wok with Lid - 100% safe natural stone cooking: releases maximum flavor & aroma of foods for gourmet results. $39.99 (from $69.99) BUFFALO MiniStation Stealth 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive - Preformatted hard dri […]

The Salad Dressing Principle: If You Make Your Own, It’s Often Better AND Cheaper

This is a post about salad dressing. The idea behind this post, however, is shared by countless things that we buy at the store, from paper towels to freezer bags and pasta sauce. Whenever I happen to look at the salad dressing options at a store, I’m always taken aback by the price. A bottle of the cheap salad dressing is usually at least two bucks. Want something that’s healthier or tastier? […]

Your Take: The COINS Act

Every once and a while, someone introduces a bill to either kill the penny or kill the dollar bill. The one to kill the dollar bill is known as the Currency Optimization, Innovation and National Savings (COINS) Act and it’s made an appearance several times now, most recently this June. Senate Bill 1105 proposed to slowly transition away from the $1 bill in favor of the $1 coin. […]

Ask the Readers: Post-divorce — buy out wife or sell house?

This reader question comes from Rick. He’s asking for the readers’ advice on this common dilemma that many divorced people face. My wife and I had a pretty good handle on our finances and were on track for meeting all of our major financial and life goals…college for the kids and retirement for us. We are both 43 and have two kids, ages 10 and 8. […]

TradeKing Review: The Best Brokerage for New and Intermediate Investors?

One of the most well-known online discount brokerages in the space is TradeKing. TradeKing was launched at the end of 2005, and itwas one of the first online brokerage firms to add social networking tools for investors. […]

Get Free High-End Haircuts as a Hair Model

Are you one of those people who has a long-standing relationship with your hairdresser? Do you regard your coiffeur as one of your confidants? Personally, I've never felt that kind of attachment, towards a hairdresser anyway. It just goes against my spending nature. Right now, my budget is tighter than my thighs in Spanx. […]

An $18.4 million credit report mistake

This post, written by Alexa Pugh, comes from our partner site LearnVest. Having errors on your credit report can spell financial doom—but for Julie Miller, it was a windfall. […]

Best Money Tips: Steps to Finding Financial Improvement

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on finding financial improvement, the reality of passive income, and lessons we can learn from Candy Crush Saga. Top 5 Articles 4 steps to finding financial improvement — If you want to find financial improvement, declutter your life. […]

How to Raise Your Kids to Be Financially Independent

A recent Pew Research study confirms what most of us already know — a growing number of adult children are either delaying their departure from home or are moving back after a false start. In all fairness to this generation of young adults, they just happened to enter adulthood during a deep, prolonged recession. […]