October 25, 2013

It Never Hurts To Call

I got dinged with a late-payment fee. It happens. Last month, it happened to me.  Twice. I’m usually very thorough when it comes to paying our bills on time.  However, last month, something happened, and not one, but two bills went unpaid.  Once I realized that I had missed the payments, it was too late.  They were past-due and we had been charged late fees. So, two days ago, I paid both bills, in […]

Compensate for Job Anxiety with Activities, not Purchases

It’s a story repeated in millions of lives across the world. A person is working at a job that they’re unhappy with for some reason or another. That unhappiness isn’t quite enough to push them to find another job or career path, but it is enough to make them feel quite uncomfortable. That person goes home. […]

Best booths of FinCon 2013

Brandon DuncombeLast week we had the pleasure of attending one of our fav conferences — The Financial Blogger Conference, better known as FinCon. It’s a personal finance blogger meetup founded by PT Money where “money meets media.” We reconnected with some old friends and met new ones. Overall it was a bunch of fun. […]

A Video About Quantum Leaps in Finance

This past weekend (including a few adjacent days) I attended the third Financial Blogger Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. I wrote about the experience in detail on my personal website, so check that out for a full report on the conference. […]

Four Questions to Ask If You’re Nervous About Signing Up for a 401(k)

Beth wrote in with a great question: “I have thought for months about going into the HR office and signing up for the 401(k) plan but I don’t even know what I should say when I go there. […]

Kathleen’s Net Worth, September 2013

In Naked With Cash, seven anonymous Consumerism Commentary readers publicly track and analyze their finances on a monthly basis. For almost a decade, I tracked my own finances on Consumerism Commentary; now I’m sharing the benefits of public accountability with the participants. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. […]

Your take: Is stock investing for suckers?

Claes BellI don’t blame people for wanting to give up on investing in stocks. In the last 20 years, we’ve had a massive tech bubble burst, two recessions and a financial crisis that cut the value of the S&P 500 by more than half in a matter of months. If stocks were a party guest, they’d [...]Your take: Is stock investing for suckers? […]

Ask the Readers: How are you coping with low interest rates?

These days, seeking a savings account that pays more than 1 percent annually can seem like an exercise in futility. At today’s deposit rates, your savings are unlikely to even keep pace with inflation (currently at 1.5 percent). The situation for those over 50 is, well, abysmal. Despite their age, many of the people in this group have relatively little in savings. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 10/25

Free App of the Day: Sketchbook Mobile - With this full-featured drawing app, you can follow your artistic bliss with millions of colors and your screen as your canvas. […]

50 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself Right Now

When you're feeling down, turn things around with a few tips and tricks for thinking about things differently. No need to wallow when there are quick and simple ways to feel better about yourself. Hey, we've all been there. Feeling down can be triggered by a bad hair day, not being able to get over a mistake, or waking up 10 minutes late. […]

Best Money Tips: Personal Finance Tips for Forgetful People

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on personal finance tips for forgetful people, coping with job loss, and networking without breaking the bank. Top 5 Articles 6 Personal Finance Tips For Forgetful People — If you are forgetful, set aside a specific day to pay your bills so you don't forget to pay them. […]

6 Classic Horror Movies in the Public Domain and Free to Watch

The cool thing about old horror movies is that a lot of them are in the public domain. Strange as it might sound to us standing on this side of history, no one thought that owning the copyright to "Night of the Living Dead" was terribly important at the time. That's why you can find it just about anywhere, from Netflix to YouTube. […]

Reasonable Bathroom Renovations with Exceptional Returns

The following is a guest post from Chris Long, a Chicago-area Home Depot sales associate and a regular contributor on plumbing topics for homedepot.com. Chris' advice on bathroom designs for homeowners ranges from fixtures and accessories to DIY remodeling. […]

Investing 101 for first-time investors

This post comes from Stephanie Halligan at our partner site Quizzle.com “You want me to do what with my money?” It’s a natural response from millennials when told they should start investing while their young. […]