October 11, 2013

The Dangers of Snap Decisions

A few days ago, I learned that a very plainspoken and plainly-clothed elderly man that I knew as a nice guy and a person of good humor was actually a multi-millionaire, along with his wife. It turns out that he and his wife had, at the age of about twenty six, chosen to start living off of half of their annual income and put the rest in the bank. […]

Adult ADD/ADHD Limits Financial Success

As a kid, I might have had attention deficit disorder (ADD). I was never diagnosed as far as I know, but I had many of the symptoms of the “inattentive” type of ADD, and some of those symptoms continued into adulthood. […]

What Are You Buying? Another Way of Looking at “Cheap”

You need some cheddar cheese for a recipe you’re going to make, so you head to the store. The cheapest block of cheddar cheese costs… let’s say, $1.99. It’s got the logo of a giant multinational corporation on it. You don’t know where it was made. You don’t know what kind of milk is in it. […]

Your take: Are you worried about US default?

Claes BellIt’s now less than a week until the federal government is projected to run out of accounting tricks and come up hard against the debt limit, the maximum amount the U.S. is allowed to borrow under existing law. After that, what happens next is hard to predict. The government might be able to prioritize payments to [...]Your take: Are you worried about US default? […]

Ask the Readers: Should you move for work?

These days, if you’ve got work, you’re among the lucky. And not to be picky, but the sad fact is that even if you have work, there’s a real chance you may be “under-employed” – where you either can’t get enough hours to meet your expenses or the jobs that are available to you are far below your abilities. […]

10 Things You Can Do to Be Happier Today

Not every day can be the best day of your life, but there are lots of ways to make a bad day better. If you've got the blues, turn that frown upside down with these ideas on how to be happier right now. (See also: 44 Ways to Be Healthier and Happier) 1. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 10/11

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6 Ways Working Out Makes You Smarter, Too

Everyone knows that regular exercise is necessary for good physical health, but regular physical activity can improve more than your physical body; it can increase your intellectual capacity, as well. Exercise has been shown to improve memory and cognitive function, helping us think and learn better. (See also: Ways to Revive Your Resolution to Exercise) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Best (and Worst) Things to Buy in October

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on the best and worst things to buy in October, productivity tips from a star-up founder, and negotiating on vacation. Top 5 Articles Frugal Friday: Best (And Worst) Things To Buy In October — October is a great time to buy school supplies, but steer clear of gift cards. […]

On Your Feet for Cheap: The Best Discount Shoe Retailers on the Web

There are so many sites to find shoes, and so many shoes to find! With this easy list, you can safely navigate the best online deals on your favorite brands of shoes. […]

Financials of Real Estate Investment #1

Here are the details of the first rental real estate property I purchased late last year. I originally posted a shorter version of this here on FMF and then on Wealth Lion. Hopefully this will be the last time I post the original details. […]

Can You Go Completely Paperless with Your Finances?

This post comes from Sean T. Johnston at our partner site Quizzle.com They say that “cash is king.” But some people would like nothing more than to overthrow his majesty in favor of electronic payments. After all, cash is dirty, insecure and hard to account for. For some, the personal check is still the standard way to pay for goods when you don’t have the cash and don’t want to use a card. […]