October 9, 2013

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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: Long-term Savings and Investing! Learn about long-term savings goals, prioritizing your goals, and where to get investing information. […]

Spouse Mishandling Money? Here’s How to Protect Yourself

I can’t tell you how happy I am to have Sarah as a spouse. Whenever we sit down and go through bills together, one or the other of us can explain exactly what each item is on every single bill. […]

Why I’m glad Yellen was tapped to run the Fed

Claes BellWith their PhDs and economic jargon and mysterious market-moving meetings in Washington, D.C., the Federal Reserve may seem pretty far removed from the day-to-day finances of the average person. […]

Happiness Is a Choice, Not an Ultimate Goal

Consumerism Commentary and the articles I write here have changed since I started writing about personal finance in 2003. I’ve personally gone through four financial phases over the thirteen years or so, and because I draw much of my writing from personal experiences, any readers who have been around over the past decade might have noticed the changes and how they’ve affected my perspective. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Work as Game Edition

I recently realized that, in a lot of ways, I treat my work – professional, household, and so on – as a game in a lot of ways. I keep score. I try to top that score. I know that the best way to do that is to look for better techniques and improve my focus. I feel really good when I break that record. Games can teach a lot of good lessons about real life. Are You Drowning in Debt? […]

Getting the best bang for your student loan buck

Miranda MarquitThere’s no doubt that the rising cost of a college education, and the student loan debt that individuals and families are taking on to cover it, are hot-button issues right now. […]

Spare Change: The no-theme edition

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. Normally for these Spare Change posts, I like to collect a bunch of money-related links and group them by theme. But I’ve been too scatterbrained lately to collect or organize anything. Last week a friend of mine, Frank, passed away after a brief illness — one that we all felt sure he’d recover from, especially since he was only 35 years old. […]

Boost Your Retirement Savings Fast With This 6-Step Plan

What do you do when you're in your last decade of your working life, but you don't have enough money saved for retirement? Sausalito, CA financial planner Bob Goldman shared his top tips for maximizing savings during the home stretch. […]

Pack Faster and Lighter With This One Trick

I'm a chronic over-packer. For a recent three-day trip to San Francisco, I packed three dresses, two pairs of pants, three pairs of shoes, seven shirts, two skirts, and four sweaters. Unsurprisingly, I didn't even wear a quarter of those items. But every time travel comes around, I over-pack all over again, completely forgetting what I wore the last time around. […]

Best Money Tips: The Best Tax Moves for Fall

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on the best tax moves for fall, and getting off the kid-gift treadmill, and handling a lifestyle downgrade. Top 5 Articles The Best Tax Moves for Fall — This fall, bulk up your retirement contributions. It's one of the best things you can do for your taxes! […]

The 5 Best Computer Keyboards

As key component of your computer system, the keyboard that you use can either increase your productivity or dramatically slow you down. Poor typing habits on a bad keyboard can also lead to repetitive stress injuries, so picking the right keyboard can have an impact on both your work and your health. […]

How to Make More Money

There are probably a bazillion ways to make more money, but today we'll focus on the four best ideas that make you the most money while also being a viable alternative for most people. Career For the vast majority of Americans, your career is your most important financial asset. […]

The Psychology of Social Security Claiming

Philosophers, op-ed writers and other big thinkers are among the many folks always scouring for linkages between seemingly disparate trends and occurrences. Want a few examples? Well, there’s the link between the need for World War II defense workers and the post-war emergence of the film noir femme fatale. […]