November 7, 2013

The Illusion of Wealth

When I was a lot younger – freshly married and child-free – I spent a lot of time with a small group of young professionals who were in fields similar to my own. We would go out to eat for lunch a few times a week. We went out for drinks quite a few nights each week. […]

This is why you’re broke, luxury water edition

Guest ContributorAs part of our new #WhyImBroke series, J. Money reminisces about one of the strangest, most face-palming money mistakes we’ve heard so far. […]

Now Casting Naked With Cash Season Two

This year, the Naked With Cash series has been a great success. Through December, we will continue to hear from our seven participants and the three Certified Financial Planners assigned to them as they track their finances and share their latest net worth reports. This concept was the initial inspiration behind Consumerism Commentary. […]

Reader Mailbag: Self-Therapy

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Is non-profit right option? 2. Old papers 3. Solution for not seeing leftovers 4. Coworker who always borrows 5. Best savings option for newborn 6. Why did I start blogging? 7. You Need a Budget kudos 8. […]

Do e-gift cards sent on social media make good holiday gifts? Not always

Miranda MarquitOver the last couple of decades, gift cards have become the gift of choice for many. It’s not hard to see why: They are convenient to give, and recipients often enjoy them more than a gift you’d pick out for them, since it allows them to get what they want. Gift giving is even easier [...]Do e-gift cards sent on social media make good holiday gifts? […]

A primer on the most important economic metric

This is a guest post by Sam, author of Financial Samurai, “How to Engineer Your Layoff,” and founder of the Yakezie Network. Finance and investing don’t have to be complicated. Consistently buying low and selling high can make you rich beyond your wildest dreams. […]

9 Cheap and Healthy Filler Foods

If you are like my family, you keep crackers or chips in your pantry to use as casserole toppings, serve with salsa, or add to soups. Though these foods are filling, their nutritional value is limited. However, there are other commonly available foods that can serve as fillers, helping to keep you satisfied while increasing the nutritional value of your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 11/07

Dr. Seuss What's in the Cat's Hat? Game $10.98 - 56% off! The Cat in the Hat has something mysterious in his hat and wants you to play along!. Get ready for multi-sensory fun as you and your friends use your eyes, ears, fingers, and nose to figure out what’s inside! Boho Wireless Bluetooth Speaker + MP3 Player $29.99 (from $129.99) - 77% off! […]

FinCon13 Recap: Rapping, Scavenger Hunts, Interviews, and More!

#FinCon13 has come and gone and like most attendees, I'm going through withdrawals! The conference was amazing and Phil Taylor of PT Money and his team did an awesome job putting on the conference. Here are some of my highlights from the weekend! The conference kicked off on Thursday with an awesome welcome party. […]

Best Money Tips: Inspiration to Keep Saving Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on inspiration to keep saving money, getting a great performance review, and how to stop wasting half your day. Top 5 Articles Inspiration to Keep Saving Money — If you need inspiration to keep saving money, think about retiring without worry or spending more time with your kids. […]

Money Mistakes Two Popular Board Games Teach Kids

As a father who writes about personal finance for a living, I do everything I can to teach my daughter about money. She has an allowance, a college fund, and a savings account, all of which we discuss the ins and outs of. (See also: Teachable Money Lessons to Share With Your Kids) To make her financial education more fun, we play board games such as Monopoly and the Game of Life at home. […]

Six Figure Interviews 5

Here's the latest in my series of six figure interviews, discussions with everyday people who have grown their incomes to at least $100,000 annually. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. […]