August 15, 2013

Find Lost Keys Fast With a Teeny Tiny Tile

The innovators at tech company Reveal Labs have developed a tiny, low power GPS locator with a range of 150 feet. How tiny? Tiny enough to put on your key chain or slip into your wallet. […]

Is the “American Dream” Dead?

Recently, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said, “Not everybody is going to be able to get a mortgage or buy a home. We need to recognize that as a country.” The argument he was making was that lenders simply can’t lend to everyone. […]

Buy a proven system to get a bargain

On the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, I have a Toastmasters meeting.  Toastmasters is an international organization that helps people to improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive, nurturing environment. Recently, Financial Money Spot mentioned that joining an organization as an investment in yourself is inexpensive and effective.  He mentions Toastmasters as […]

Make Your Food Taste Better With Rituals

I always thought it didn't matter how you eat — it all ended up in the same place, anyhow. Turns out, I was wrong. Not about where the food ends up (whew!), but about the importance of what you do when you eat. According to a study conducted at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and Harvard University, the small rituals you do before you eat can enhance your enjoyment of the food. […]

PerkStreet’s Closing Signals Danger for Rewards Debit Cards

If you have been a customer of PerkStreet, you joined to take advantage of the company’s debit card rewards program, and had accrued rewards as of August 12, you just got screwed, to put it bluntly. PerkStreet is closing, the company canceled their rewards program, and the company will not be paying out any accumulated “Perks” or cash back. […]

Reader Mailbag: Bedtime Stories

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. More miles from used car? 2. Is real estate best investment? 3. Unsure about first retirement steps 4. Older personal finance books 5. Figuring out wedding expenses 6. Best tablet for the buck? 7. […]

Garage Sale Tips and Tricks (or, How I Made $2500 Last Weekend)

Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. After a year off, J.D. is once again writing here at GRS. His non-financial writing can still be found at More Than Money. Last weekend, I hosted a garage sale with my brother, my ex-wife, and my girlfriend. It was a raging success. We cleared out tons of Stuff, and we netted over $2500 in the process. […]

Plutus Awards Nominations Open

The Plutus Awards are awards given out in the personal finance community at our annual financial conference, FINCON. It was started a few years ago by my friend Luke Landes of Consumerism Commentary and it’s a fun way for the community to celebrate their own. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 08/15

Free App of the Day: Picranium Picross - A cross between Sudoku and Minesweeper. Solve number clues to fill a grid and reveal a hidden picture. Today Only: Save 50% on the Terminator Anthology and the Mad Max Trilogy - The "Terminator Anthology" includes The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and Terminator Salvation. […]

11 Foods That Will Whiten Your Teeth

With the popularity of home whitening products, it's clear many of us want our pearly whites to stay white. But our daily cup(s) of joe, wine, and myriad other foods and habits are getting in the way. However, there are a few things from nature that naturally help protect our teeth from decay and discoloration. […]

Why You Should Consider an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

Adjustable-rate mortgages, or ARMs, may be coming back into style. If interest rates rise as they are expected to, ARMs, also sometimes called variable-rate or floating-rate mortgages, may become more popular among both homebuyers and homeowners who missed fixed-rates at their record low. ARMs received a bad rap in recent years, since many home loans that defaulted in the housing crash were ARMs. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Earn Some Extra Income

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to earn some extra income, making LinkedIn more useful in landing a job, and a different perspective on retirement. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways To Earn Some Extra Income — If you want to earn extra cash, do odd jobs for your neighbors. […]

Free Stuff On Your Birthday

The Top Ten Freebies You Can Score on Your Birthday This Year Happy Birthday!  Yes, we all hear this on our own special day but how many of us really indulge because of the occasion?  What if I told you that you could score all sorts of free stuff on your birthday just by signing […] […]

Help a Reader: Buying a Car

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: So, we paid off our car and we have a growing 'Auto' savings account where we're sending the payments we were making on the car. […]