October 1, 2013

Should This Reader Enroll in the University of Phoenix Online?

When I was an undergraduate, the World Wide Web was coming into prominence within the world of academics. For years prior to my freshman orientation at the University of Delaware, I had gained a lot of experience and familiarity with the internet as it was at the time — newsgroups, email, bulletin boards, and even chat rooms. […]

4 red flags of a bad 401(k) plan

Miranda MarquitOne of the great advantages of working for “the man” is retirement benefits, including the possibility of contributing to a 401(k) plan that offers you the chance to save for retirement with pre-tax dollars. But are all 401(k) plans created equal? Certainly not. […]

The Art of the Money Conversation

Talking about money is a very difficult thing. For starters, the individual choices we make about how to spend our money are rather personal. In some ways, they’re an expression of who we are. If I choose to spend $30 on a board game, it’s because I’m personally passionate about playing games at the table with my family and friends. […]

Stupid government shutdown makes case for seeking financial independence

With Republicans in Congress continuing to press for limitations to Obamacare as a condition of passing a budget and Democrats completely unwilling to agree to anything like that, we’re officially in a government shutdown. […]

Are English-speakers less likely to save money?

If you speak English, you probably have a harder time saving money than someone who speaks German. That’s because the language you speak influences your money habits, according to a Yale study published this year. In The Effect of Language on Economic Behavior: Evidence from Savings Rates, Health Behaviors, and Retirement Assets, behavioral economist M. […]

Ask the Readers: What Healthy Habits Do You Live By?

Our health is one of the most important things we can have. Many of us try to eat healthily and exercise regularly, but a healthy lifestyle can be difficult to maintain when there are other very important things going on in our lives — like work, family, and the existence of the cronut. What healthy habits do you live by? What do you do to make sure you keep up these habits? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 10/01

Free App of the Day: Joining Hands 2 - On a starry night, the adorable little Peablins are woken up by a blazing ball of fire crashing into the far corner of Whispering Woods. What could it be? Join the Peablins, solve sweet puzzles and find out! […]

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in October

Boo! Yes, it's that time of year again (as I get older, and my kiddos do too, I feel it creeping up on me more quickly every year). Halloween is here. That means Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Diwali, are all approaching. With them come things to buy. However, these tips... […]

7 Financial Lessons From Breaking Bad

The hit TV show "Breaking Bad" will leave a lasting legacy as one of the most intense and popular shows on television. Watching Walter White and associates descend deeper into meth madness week after week has been truly entertaining. […]

Best Money Tips: Fun and Frugal Ideas for Fall

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on frugal ideas for fall, mistakes people make when buying a home, and the complete guide to getting out of debt. Top 5 Articles Fun And Frugal Ideas For Fall — Have some frugal fun this fall by running in a Halloween Race or knitting a scarf. […]

Hang Frames Perfectly Every Time With These 5 Picture Hanging Hacks

As someone who's always decorating and redecorating my home, I hang a lot of frames. I tend to buy inexpensive frames from crafts stores, because I can usually score a deep discount by hitting up a sale and using a coupon. While these frames look good aesthetically, they're not always high quality. […]

Reader Profile: MP

The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]