September 25, 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 $500 Cricket Prize Package, $200 gift card, or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Saving on Your Cell Phone! […]

Executing the executor role

Over the course of a long life, an individual’s financial affairs can become exceptionally complicated. He or she has likely assembled a portfolio of savings, stocks and bonds, life insurance policies, real estate holdings and other assets. […]

The Things That Last

As I’ve mentioned before on The Simple Dollar, Sarah and I have a “buy it for life” approach (the post is really worth reading if you’re interested in the details) when we replace items around the house. […]

FHA loans drop off as housing market recovers

While the housing market is far from a complete recovery, it is making progress. The S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index rose 12 percent between July 2012 and July 2013, according to the most recent numbers, and just about every facet of the housing market is showing improvement. […]

LastDollar, August 2013 Net Worth

In Naked With Cash, seven anonymous Consumerism Commentary readers publicly track and analyze their finances on a monthly basis. For almost a decade, I tracked my own finances on Consumerism Commentary; now I’m sharing the benefits of public accountability with the participants. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Season Edition

As summer gives way to fall, I’m reminded again and again of how much I love autumn. The weather gives the first hints of chill in the air, yet warmth still fills the days. […]

Luxury car lease deals: It’s a trap!

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of lease deals on luxury cars that, on the surface, seem pretty tempting. I mean, why drive a regular old family sedan when you could be stylin’ and profilin’ in German luxury? But before you get too excited, it’s worth digging down into the numbers a little bit. […]

10 Sites and Apps to Help You Track Your Spending and Stick to Your Budget

Tracking your spending can be one of the best things you can do to stay on course financially. By knowing where all of your money is going, you can more effectively budget and easily carve out what expenses can be cut. (See also: 8 Ways to Stop Spending) As recently as a few years ago, the Internet was flush with sites offering account aggregation, budgeting tools, and other similar services. […]

Go, Tea, Go: The 10 Best Online Tea Merchants

Calling all tea lovers — not only can you get your earl greys and oolongs online, but you can get virtually hundreds of other delicious teas and exciting tea accessories. These sites make it easy and fun to get your herbal fix. (See also: Why You Should Drink Tea) Mighty Leaf There are lots of ways to shop Mighty Leaf, but their bestsellers are a great place to start. […]

Best Money Tips: 8 Steps to Financial Success

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on steps to financial success, why you should track cash flow, and saving on food and meal planning. Top 5 Articles A Woman's Money: 8 Steps to Financial Success — To have financial success, create a realistic budget and spend wisely on luxuries. […]

How to Take Advantage of Obamacare for Less Financial Risk and More Freedom

In the US, buying health insurance has been a gamble: If you got sick, you were locked into whatever policy you bought when you were healthy. Once Obamacare goes into effect, that will no longer be true. This reduces your risk and increases your freedom. (See also: Freedom From the Day Job) This post isn't on the specifics of the reforms. […]

5 Money-Saving Tips Online Retailers Hope You Don't Know

I've been writing about personal finance topics — or what I refer to as "how to live your best life on a budget" — for about three years now. As a direct result of my weekly posts on how to save money in nearly every aspect of life, I'm asked lots of questions from friends and family on a menagerie of money-minded issues. One of the main questions is how to score better deals online. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 09/25

Free App of the Day: Color Sheep - Hordes of vicious wolves have emerged from the mouth of Wolfcano to steal life and color from the world. […]

5 money excuses that held me back

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. It’s been several months now that I’ve been on a savings lockdown. It’s been going well, except for this past weekend, when I had a relapse. I over-splurged on everything — food, shopping, beer — and I’m officially hungover. My buzz started when a client check came early, making me feel super rich and burning the hell out of my pockets. Oh, I know. […]

Millionaire Interviews 7

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. Let's get started... How old are you (and spouse if applicable, plus how long you've been married)? I am 36, and my wife is 37. […]