August 27, 2013

Reader Tip Tuesday #6

As a freshman in college, you’re never quite sure exactly how much of everything you’re going to need to get through that first year away from home. As we’ve said many times, shopping for our kids without a strategy in mind is a surefire way to break the bank. […]

Retirement Planning in an Uncertain World

This question gets asked all the time on personal finance websites, books, magazines, and talk shows. People begin to look forward to retirement living and they start asking themselves about “the number.” How much should I be saving for retirement? Here’s the really painful truth. No one can answer that question with any accuracy. […]

Are These 5 Non-Credit Items Ruining Your Credit Score?

When we think of having a good credit score, we often think of paying down debt and making sure that we pay our credit card statements on time. However, there’s more to maintaining a good credit score than just showing good credit habits. Non-credit situations, if reported to the credit bureaus can turn into a problem that results in a lower credit score. […]

The Problem Versus the Path Forward

I have a lot of things that I worry about. I worry about my children. Are they developing well socially? Educationally? Are they challenged but not completely overwhelmed? Do they have a balance of free time and learning activities? Are they healthy? I worry about my parents. Are they still doing all right? As they grow older, are they prepared for the passing of one or the other of them? […]

Farewell and Thank You

Over eight years ago, I started a little personal finance blog on this domain. It was called Blueprint for Financial Prosperity, because I’m terrible at naming things (Bargaineering would make a return later), and it was my personal finance journal. I would research financial topics, write about it, and then share it with the world. […]

Could you say no to your mom?

This is a guest post from Jeff Rose, CFP who blogs at Jeff is well known among bloggers for his various causes: The Debt Movement, The Roth IRA Movement and The Life Insurance Movement.  His first book, Soldier of Finance, officially releases September 9, 2013. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Have Yard Sales?

Having a yard sale is a great way to get rid of that china set you always hated and make some money while you're at it. However, it might not be as simple as throwing up a YARD SALE sign one sunny Saturday. Your community probably has rules about when and where you can have a sale, and it can take a lot of work to set up and run the show. Do you have yard sales? What are your experiences like? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 08/27

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Investment Secrets of the Rich and Famous

Hollywood celebrities, recording artists, and professional athletes are among the highest paid people in the United States. According to a celeb ranking on Forbes, Taylor Swift and Tiger Woods each pull down over $50 million per year while Will Smith surpasses the $20-million mark. It is true that many with exceptionally high incomes aren't rich due to bad financial management. […]

Stuff We Love: 49 Different Looks From One Pair of Mohop Sandals

I have terrible feet. Really, I do. Years of soccer and dancing as a child have resulted in seriously ganked up feet as an adult. My right foot is so deformed that I can't wear a lot of closed toe shoes, never mind sandals. […]

Best Money Tips: Career Moves That Will Earn You More Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on career moves that will earn you more money, 5 cheap foods you should avoid, and ways to achieve your goals. Top 5 Articles 5 Career Moves that Will Earn You More Money — Working with a mentor can help you earn more money. […]

How to Delegate at Work and at Home in 4 Easy Steps

You know you could delegate, and you know you should delegate. You agree that the ability to delegate effectively determines your ability to accomplish more — at home and at work — but how do you let go? How do you trust others to accomplish the tasks you assign? And how do you manage it all without actually creating more work for yourself? […]