August 14, 2013

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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: DIY Projects! […]

The 8 Best Cooking Apps to Make Mealtimes Manageable

Tired of serving up the same ol' grub week after week? Then spice up mealtimes with these comprehensive cooking apps that'll help you turn ordinary food into a delicious feast with just a few flicks of your fingers. […]

Renting Isn’t a Throwaway

Kelly writes in: “Sometimes you encourage people to rent instead of buying a home ASAP. This seems like a giant waste of money to me. Renting doesn’t build equity or help with taxes.” When it comes to housing, I do not believe that either renting or buying living space is the right answer for people all of the time. […]

Reader Tip Tuesday #4

A little late, but a good one! Here’s this week’s Reader Tip Tuesday. Once you’ve gotten into dangerous waters with a credit card, it’s tempting to swear off of plastic entirely. But before you do, it’s important to understand know that there are plenty of ways to use credit cards to avoid and get out of debt. […]

Is It More Expensive to be Single?

The Millennial marriage reflects changes in society, and one of those is a later marriage age. Many people put off marriage — and some even think that it’s unnecessary to marry at all. In fact, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, 61% of the 100 million single adults in America have never been married. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Performance Enhancing Drugs Edition

It’s no secret that I’ve been a life-long baseball fan, and with all of the news about the recent batch of bannings in baseball due to performance enhancing drugs, several readers wrote to me asking about my take and whether I would watch baseball with my children. My take is pretty simple. I know that those guys out there on the field are doing this for a living. […]

A New Jersey College Invests in Poor Communities and Provides Free Tuition

Low-income families have to deal with priorities other than education. With the increasing expense of college, children in these families rarely view college enrollment and attendance as an option. Degrees are out of reach. […]

Rebate websites with sign-up bonuses

There are some ways to spend less money that are so easy, and so hassle-free, that it’s almost a no-brainer to use. This is true of rebate websites:  websites that give you cash back simply for clicking through their site on the way to the place you want to shop. This free money comes from the stores themselves.  Many stores have affiliate programs, which mean that a website can earn money simply […]

That time I got hit by a drunk driver

This post is written by staff writer Kristin Wong. I’ve never liked Sundays. Especially Sunday evenings. They feel like denial to me. It’s like I’m clinging on to the last bit of weekend, and sometimes I actually convince myself that Monday isn’t just a few hours away. But then the shops close early, I realize I can’t stay up late, and there’s no escaping the inevitable: the weekend is over. […]

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3 Ways to Save Hundreds (or Even Thousands) of Dollars Without Thinking

Looking for simple ways to save more money that don't take a lot of work? Here are three ways to put more money in your pocket each month without having to dramatically change your behavior. (See also: 10 Things You Do to Save Money That End Up Costing You More) Keep Paying Off Your Loan Have you just finished paying off a debt, such as your car loan? […]

How to Easily Use an iPad as a Laptop

If you own an iPad, you probably didn't buy it as a productivity tool. Out of the box, tablets are best for viewing video, reading, and playing games. Most people would prefer a laptop for writing reports or creating spreadsheets. The good news is, you don't necessarily need both a tablet and a laptop. You can easily make your iPad do double duty as a laptop substitute. […]

The age of the entrepreneur

This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele. Many who reach the age of 50 and beyond aren’t looking forward to a rocking chair and a life of endless TV programming. They would like to stay on the job and work indefinitely. But ensuring they can isn’t always so simple. […]

Best Money Tips: Genius Places to Hide a Spare Key

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on genius places to hide a spare key, finding health insurance if you are self employed, and expensive items worth the money. Top 5 Articles 5 Genius Places to Hide a Spare Key — If you need a place to hide your spare key, hide it in your windchime! […]

What Is the Life Insurance Application Process?

There's nothing more reassuring than entering all your personal information to a life insurance quoter and just waiting to see what happens. Does your information get sold? […]