October 4, 2013

Fourteen Ways to Save Money This Coming Week

If you’re like me, you thrive on to-do lists and a carefully planned schedule. I find that having a few things each day on my to-do list at the start of the week helps me to keep moving forward on the things I want to achieve. In that spirit, here’s a list of fourteen things worth taking care of this week that will save you money. […]

Real Financial Progress Requires Quantum Jumps

I don’t completely agree with the “get rich slowly” theory. I accept the fundamental advice, like paying yourself first, making conscious decisions about big financial decisions as well as the full series of small financial decisions, and setting long-term goals, but there is a fundamental flaw with taking this theory as the sole approach to building long-term wealth. […]

Who Judges You?

I think all of us have had experiences where we felt judged by others. We’re out in public and someone looks at us with a strange look on their face. You try to strike up a conversation with someone and they just don’t respond and look away. You notice someone staring at you or at your car or home from afar. An office clique forms with you on the outside. These are experiences that we’re all famil […]

Your take: Have you been affected by the shutdown?

Claes BellIt’s clear Americans are really annoyed about the government shutdown currently underway. A poll conducted this week by CBS News found 72 percent of Americans oppose shutting the government down over opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and Congress’ approval rating is down in the single digits. In many ways, Americans’ outrage is justified. […]

Ask the Readers: What’s the best way to prepay your mortgage?

Recently, Mandy sent a question via our Facebook page (like this site, it’s a really active community with more than 35,000 followers). We turned to our colleague Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH.com and a mortgage expert who is regularly interviewed by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and many other publications, for an answer to her question. […]

Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective With These 5 Simple Hacks

Our personal to-do lists are the little action plans that get things done in our day-to-day worlds. I'm a firm believer in the power of lists and am not embarrassed to admit that I'd be lost without my own little index of tasks every day. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 10/04

Free App of the Day: Granny Smith - Granny Smith loves her apples, but a thief is stealing from her precious garden! Help Mrs. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips to Save on Thanksgiving Airfare

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on saving on Thanksgiving airfare, what to do if you win the lottery, and apps to help guide your retirement savings. Top 5 Articles 8 Expert Tips to Save on Thanksgiving Airfare — If you can fly on Thanksgiving Day, doing so could save you money. […]

How Much College Can You (and Your Kid) Afford?

When I first noticed headlines spreading the distressing news that money might influence college choices in this post-recession era, I was surprised to learn of the possibility that college-bound students and their parents might not consider the cost. (See also: Financial To-Do's for College Freshmen) Comparing options for such an enormous purchase seems to be a sensible approach. […]

The 5 Best Food Processors

When you start cooking your own meals on a regular basis, you may start getting tired of repetitive tasks like chopping, dicing, and mincing. Food processors can save you time and energy by taking care of these tasks for you. […]

Reader Profile: MK

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. […]

What is cash flow?

This post comes from Miranda Marquit at our partner site Quizzle.com. A lot of the time, when we consider income and expenses, we think mainly in terms of how much is coming and how much is going out. When we struggle with finances, we assume that we need more money, or that we need to spend less. […]