August 21, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 8/22, 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: End of Summer Sales! […]

Holding On and Letting Go

So many of the hard decisions and challenging moments in life boil down to holding on and letting go. When is it time to let your children go and have more freedom and autonomy – or hold onto them and protect their safety? When is it time to hold onto your money? […]

Starting Over Fresh as a Business Owner in Your Later Years

Something remarkable happens the longer you stay in the same business field and work for the same company.  You begin to see alternative ways of doing things that your employer  doesn’t see or is unwilling to take a risk on. Eventually, you may decide it’s time to strike out on your own. And, if the […] […]

What Should You Do When Your Online Bank Closes?

The world of online banking received a bit of a shock recently when PerkStreet abruptly announced that it was closing. Up until the announcement was made, almost no one had any idea that it was coming. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: School Days Edition

With the latter days of August comes the start of another school year. My children have greeted the change with enthusiasm so far. […]

Anne and Matt, July 2013 Net Worth

In the series Naked With Cash, seven Consumerism Commentary readers share their financial progress on a monthly basis. They are joined by Certified Financial Planners who provide feedback on their journey. Read this introduction to learn more about the series. This month, the participants are discussing education, where applicable. […]

Big Box Retailer Return Policies

One of the more popular posts on this site is Costco’s incredible return policy where you can basically return anything non-electronic whenever you want. It can be open and you may have lost the receipt, but they’ll take it back. […]

How to cure a spending hangover

This post is from staff writer Holly Johnson. A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a somewhat frugal vacation to an all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. And while I was very excited to visit a new city and explore, I was equally excited about the financial details of the trip. Since we had chosen an all-inclusive resort, our entire vacation was easy to budget and plan for. […]

Save Money by "Hypermiling" Your Air Conditioning

Summer is still here, and it's still hot. You want to keep cool, but you don't want to triple your electric bill doing it. Fear not, intrepid savers. There's a number of ways that you can get the most out of your energy dollar. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 08/21

Free App of the Day: Summer Mahjong - Play 8 original layouts with all the best features--including hint, undo, and shuffle buttons. Today Only: 50% Off Kids' Character Clothing, Shoes & More - Save 50% on kids' character clothing, shoes, backpacks, and more including sought-after favorites like Hello Kitty, Spider-Man, and the Avengers. $29.99 (50% off) 18 Pink Stems/Red Rose Bouquet - FTD guaran […]

Flash Sale Sites: Great Discounts...With a Price

These days, there are a slew of flash sale websites offering limited time sales with big discounts on everything from clothes to home goods to electronics. You can save some serious dough using these sites, but there are certainly a few issues to consider before you shop. Read on to determine if flash sale sites are worth adding to your discount shopping repertoire. […]

Best Money Tips: Overpriced Grocery Items to Skip

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on overpriced grocery items to skip, reasons to become a cheapskate, and a personal finance cheat sheet for new parents. Top 5 Articles 8 Overpriced Grocery Items to Skip — Skip bakery items and batteries when shopping at the grocery store. […]

The Top 5 Strength Training Apps

Strength training is a key part of any fitness regimen. If you're looking to lose weight, muscle burns more calories than fat, so having more of it means you'll burn more even when you're just sitting around. And even if you're happy with your current weight, having more muscle makes you healthier and helps your body function more efficiently. […]