September 11, 2013

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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat to participate.   This week's topic: Getting Your Financial Life in Order! Join us as we talk about checking your credit report, updating your budget, and savings accounts. […]

One Just Isn’t Enough

I remember that feeling all too well. I’d scrimp and save for a whole month so that I could make an extra payment on a debt. I’d fire off a check for $1,000 more than the minimum payment and I’d feel good about it. Then I’d look at the remaining balance… and I’d feel disheartened. […]

Are Precious Metals Good Investments?

When you are looking for a retirement investment strategy, the options available to you can become overwhelming. An IRA will work for most small business owners (read: individual contractors), but businesses owners and employees will want to start contributing the max they can  to a 401k as soon as possible. The trouble is that, as […] […]

Don't Tell Anyone: 11 Secret Starbucks Saving Tips

Don't despair if store-bought coffee is your biggest spending vice. Help is on its way, in the form of these smart saving tips that will work at your local Starbucks. Don't thank us — just drink up! RELATED: How to Save at Target 1. Get Creative Don't limit yourself to the standard drinks. There are plenty of options that are well under $4, such as iced coffee. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 09/11

Free App of the Day: Gumdrop Bridge (Ad-Free) - Master the art of bridge building in this exciting physics-based bridge construction game using toothpicks and gumdrops to allow the truck to make its deliveries safely. Tilly's 50% Off Clearance - Save during Tilly's end of season clearance sale on Men, Women, Girls' & Boys' Clothing & Accessories. Contemporary dresses under $50 - Save on brands lik […]

The 5 Best Panini Presses

A panini press, also known as a sandwich maker or sandwich press, can help you make a delicious meal that looks like it came straight from a restaurant. Panini is an Italian word meaning grilled sandwich, and these sandwiches can have a variety of ingredients, from sweet to savory. […]

What Makes a Company an Attractive Investment?

What makes a company attractive to investors? There are compelling attributes besides an alluring valuation or expectations of explosive growth. […]

Best Money Tips: Frugal Hacks for Your Home

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on frugal hacks for your home, splitting bills fairly, and money questions to ask before getting married. Top 5 Articles 75 Frugal Hacks for Your Home — Close heater vents in rooms you aren't using and make your own cleaning products to keep things frugal at your house. […]

Budgeting for Study Abroad: What You'll Need, and How to Access Your Money

In today's globalized society, study abroad is becoming an increasingly popular option for high school and college students who want to broaden their horizons during their academic careers. If you or your child is considering a study abroad experience, cost will likely be one of the biggest factors in your decision. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: 9/11 Edition

Regardless of what you think about what has happened since 9/11, it was perhaps the last time in which the United States was truly united. Your political persuasion did not matter – what mattered was dealing with the tragedy and figuring out what happened. […]

What Financial Considerations Come with Divorce?

Divorce is rarely easy. Not only are there emotional difficulties to deal with, but finances often come into play as well. “In general,” says Rick Vincent, a specialist with Investors Capital Corp., “divorce results in a poorer person.” By the time you split up the assets, pay the lawyers, and take care of court fees and other costs, chances are that you will be out a few thousand dollars. […]

Libraries: Good for frugality, great for community

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. This year, I’ve spent quite a bit of time at my neighborhood library. I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but before this year, it had been a while. As a teenager, I remember our local library offering books and movies and magazines. But upon rediscovering the library as an adult, I’ve realized there are a ton of services I’ve been missing out on. […]

Money 101: How to Measure and Track Wealth

This piece is part of a series I'm calling Money 101 and is designed for those who might not be as advanced in their personal finance knowledge and experience. One key to building wealth is to measure it and track our financial progress. […]

Super debt: That’s just about the size of it

This article is by staff writer Jeffrey Steele. Personal finance gurus have long warned that we Americans have a nasty problem. We spend too much and save too little. Not only do we not look for the best savings accounts, or check on savings account rates, or seek high interest savings accounts, many of us don’t save at all. […]