September 13, 2013

Store Brands Rival Heinz and Hellman's in Taste Test

It's hard to resist the siren song of the big national brands. All that pretty packaging beckons from the store shelves, the last chance to close the sale after millions have been spent on advertising and marketing to make those names well-known and trustworthy. […]

The One Weekend Challenge

Here’s a very simple challenge for you. This weekend, spend as much time as you can taking care of all of those little personal finance tasks that you’ve been meaning to do, but have been eluding you. The big catch with personal finance tasks is that they often fall into the category of “important, not urgent,” which means that, although they are really important and we know they’re important, we […]

Money Smart Guide’s scariest money mistake

(This is a guest post by Jon from Money Smart Guides, which encourages people to pay off their debt and invest in their future.  You can also like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter!) Over the course of my 34 year life, I’ve made plenty of boneheaded mistakes, like the time I just had to race the truck that was alongside me at a traffic light. […]

Fake It Until You Make It? Another Look

Janine wrote in recently concerning my previous article on “faking it until you make it.” She says I have it all wrong: “The idea of “faking it until you make it,” as I’ve understood it, doesn’t mean turning in bad work in the workplace. It means giving off the constant appearance of success and of upward mobility at work, even if you haven’t earned a high-ranking spot yet. […]

Your Take: Are You Getting the iPhone 5S?

Ah yes, a new Apple product. As Jimmy Kimmel put it, a new iPhone announcement is like America’s version of a royal wedding/baby. I can’t tell if that’s a good or bad thing… I’m sticking with bad. […]

Ask the Readers: What personal finance skills should college students learn?

Last Friday, J.D. asked you what concepts have contributed to your financial success, and you responded with lots of good thoughts. Today, reader D. Post has a question for you about personal finance skills college students should learn. Here’s his situation: GRS, I’ve just about made it through college and am about to start my senior year! […]

14 Ways to Organize a Messy Closet

Tired of walking into a closet that looks like a bomb just went off? Whip that storage space into shape with these closet-organizing tips, tricks, and ideas designed to make getting dressed a little more enjoyable. (See also: 15 Awesome Storage Solutions for Under $10) 1. Add Another Clothes Bar My husband and I have a fairly large walk-in closet, which is hard to find in New York City. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 09/13

Free App of the Day: Hidden Garden Paradise - Continue your tranquil journey through the Hidden Gardens in this relaxing and beautiful hidden object adventure game. Rocky: The Undisputed Collection $19.49 (from $69.99) - 72% off! […]

Save Time, Money, and Hassle by Bundling Your Home Repairs

My family spent most of this year with work crews roaming around our house. The month of March began with the construction of a family room and August concluded with a repaired and refurbished basement. In between, we had a number of smaller repair jobs taken care of. […]

Best Money Tips: Things That Cause Your Bills to Skyrocket

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things that cause your bills to skyrocket, how to measure and track wealth, and saying no when friends or family ask for money. Top 5 Articles 13 Things That Are Causing Your Bills to Skyrocket — Not checking your bills for mistakes or leaving your electronics plugged in can cause your bills to skyrocket. […]

The 5 Best Food Dehydrators

A food dehydrator takes the age old practice of drying out food to lengthen shelf life and preserve freshness and simplifies it for modern times. Food dehydrators work best on foods that have a high percentage of water and are low in fat, such as fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Owning a dehydrator means you can buy items in bulk and store them for long periods of time. […]

Millionaire Interviews 5

Here's the latest in my series of millionaire interviews, discussions with everyday people who have practical tips and insights into growing and managing wealth. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. […]

5 surprising reasons you might want life insurance

This post, written by Alden Wicker, is from our partner site LearnVest. Who depends on you for support? If we’re talking about emotional support, you can probably tick off a quick list. But when it comes to financial support, the picture gets murkier. […]