October 2, 2013

What the America’s Cup victory can teach you about your financial future

If you didn’t hear the news, the America’s Cup was run in San Francisco recently. What it isn’t The way the sailboaters and media make it sound, the America’s Cup pits one nation’s best against the best of another nation to determine who’s the champion of the world. That, as it turns out, is not exactly the truth. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 10/3, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: The Government Shutdown! Learn about how the shutdown will affect you and share your concerns about the shutdown with us! For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our special Tweetchat Chatroom. […]

Sales (Usually) Don’t Save You Money

Every week, I get several flyers in the mail advertising sales at local department stores, specialty stores, and other businesses. I leaf through them on occasion and sometimes I do see something that’s got a pretty impressive price on it, something I know is about half of what it would normally cost. […]

Live and work overseas? Don’t forget to pay U.S. taxes

Miranda MarquitA few years ago, I worked for a company based in Taiwan. Whenever I received a check from this company, taxes paid to Taiwan were deducted. Then, during tax time in the United States, I was required to report that income, even though it was earned working for a foreign company. The good news is [...]Live and work overseas? Don’t forget to pay U.S. […]

2014 Federal Income Tax Brackets and Marginal Rates

Anyone who likes getting a look at their future tax expenses might be interested in seeing what next year’s tax brackets and tax rates will be. The IRS won’t officially announce the new rates until December, but because the IRS uses a simple process of inflation and somewhat round numbers to determine the brackets, the rules for the following year are relatively easy to predict. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Shifting Priorities Edition

Every once in a while, I reach a point where a seismic shift in my priorities begins to take place. Usually, I begin to realize that a goal I once held isn’t really important to me any more, but other ones are now much more important. Usually, when that happens, I feel great. I feel a renewed sense of pushing toward all of the things I want in my life. I feel like such a change is coming. […]

Money is great, not worth getting murdered over

Claes BellThe FBI recently published its latest crime statistics for 2012, and it turns out that disagreements over money end in murder an awful lot. Last year, there were 148 murders stemming from “arguments over money or property,” more than were committed during “brawls due to influence of alcohol” (82), burglaries (92), or “romantic triangles” (95). […]

The power of a zero-sum budget

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. There’s been a lot of talk about budgeting here at Get Rich Slowly. For instance, Kristin recently wrote about her adventures using the envelope system. I wrote about the reasons your budget might be failing. […]

10 Hard Truths About Getting Hired That You Don't Want to Believe

No, it's not fair or fun. But these factors can affect whether or not you get hired. 1. Your Name Does Matter This is a tough one for many people to swallow, but the evidence is overwhelming. Sadly, white-sounding names have a 50% greater chance of receiving a callback than African-American or ethnic names, according to a 2009 study by MIT. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 10/02

Free App of the Day: Flick Soccer - Goal!!! Use Flick Soccer's unique "after-touch" ball control to try and hit the target like a real pro. 50% Off Men's and Women's Lucky Brand Denim - Save 50% on select Lucky Brand women's and men's denim. […]

10 Homemade Liqueurs to Bottle Now for Tasty Holiday Gifts

Last Christmas, my dear friend "MZ" mailed me a present that included a bottle of her homemade Amaretto liqueur. I have been enjoying it as a dessert or nightcap throughout the year. As I sipped some recently, I started thinking about my own Christmas gift list and thought liqueurs would be a fun project, too. So, many thanks to my friend for her delicious Amaretto — and her inspiring idea. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Lower Car Insurance Rates

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to lower car insurance rates, the best mobile apps for personal finance, and traits common of most millionaires. Top 5 Articles Proactive Ways to Lower Car Insurance Rates — Installing an anti-theft device or taking a safety course can help you lower your car insurance rates. […]

The 5 Best Noise Canceling Headphones

Looking for some peaceful salvation from the loud, bustling world around you? Want to listen to your music and just your music? Need to concentrate on your work without being disturbed by the activities of others? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then a pair of noise-canceling headphones may be an invaluable piece of gear to add to your daily arsenal. […]

Money 101: Income and Spending Scenarios and the Impact on 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. We've talked about how cash flow over time leads to building wealth, which is also called net worth. […]