November 8, 2013

Living on Ramen (for a While)

When I was a college student, I would often buy mass quantities of ramen noodles, particularly when the local store had a sale. Every once in a while, the store down the block from where I lived during my later college years would sell ramen noodle packets at a rate of 12 for $1. […]

Money Systems That Lead to Success: Automatic Savings

Last month, I wrote about the opinions of Scott Adams on his eventual success as the creator of the comic strip Dilbert. I focused on the failure aspect of the article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal, and I only touched lightly on the success factors. A system, a methodical way of approaching any particular effort, is one of the core components of success. […]

Transitioning from Credit Cards to Cash

Geoff writes in: “I was wondering if you could do a future post on transitioning from using credit cards to an all cash system. It seems like you would need some upfront cash for the transition. […]

Your take: Is investing in IPOs smart, or strictly for muppets?

Claes BellLots of people lined up yesterday to buy shares of brand-spanking new Twitter stock. Initially priced at $26 a share, Twitter stock was going for $45.10 when trading began, and at one point was up near $50. […]

Get Over the Hump Like a Soldier (Book Giveaway)

Editor's note: Jeff Rose is an Iraqi War veteran, Certified Financial Planner™, author of Soldier of Finance: Take Charge of Your Money and Invest in Your Future, and the host of Wise Bread's new video series Ask the CFP (coming soon). We're giving away 3 copies of Jeff's book. […]

Ask the Readers: High-deductible health insurance: yea or nay?

Last week reader David  posted a question on Get Rich Slowly’s Facebook page, asking what our thoughts are on high-deductible health insurance plans. We turned to Barbara Marquand, staff writer at, to answer his question. […]

Moderate and Selective Frugality

I was recently in need of an audiobook to listen to during a long drive, so I picked up Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving at the library. […]

10 Gifts for Your Boss

Buying the right present for your boss might just be one of the hardest parts of gift-giving. Then again, it could also be well worth the effort since a thoughtful and tasteful gift can certainly improve your standing and even help you develop a good friendship with your boss. […]

Best Money Tips: Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on earning extra cash for the holidays, the best things to buy in November, and how families can save in November. Top 5 Articles How to Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays — Selling a service or holding a virtual garage sale can help you earn extra cash for the holidays. […]

Psychology of Black Friday: Motivation behind the pursuit of deals

Planning done, lists itemized, tasks assigned, routes all mapped out and the game plan is ready to go. I am not talking about a military operation; I am talking about one of the most popular retail holidays in the US - Black Friday, a day when seemingly rational people go mad in the pursuit of deals. Last year, 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites on Black Friday weekend. […]