November 20, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/21, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Protecting Your Finances During the Holidays! Join us as we talk about how you will be paying for purchases, taking on debt during the holidays, and credit scores. […]

Relying on Your Spouse to Figure It Out

In most marriages, one spouse is the primary handler of the personal finance mechanisms. In my family, it’s me. With my parents, it’s my mother. That person usually is the one who makes the trips to the bank, makes sure the bills are paid, reads through the bills when they come in, and lots of other little tasks like that. […]

This is why you’re broke, college football edition

Alana.ModlinMy name is Alana, and I’m a college football fan. Most months of the year I consider myself a rational, level-headed young lady. But come the end of August, for 12 weeks (more if I’m lucky), I become obsessed with college football. More specifically the Florida Gators.  Now don’t get confused; this is not a post about a [...]This is why you’re broke, college football edition from perso […]

Money Systems That Lead to Success: Make Your Budget Fantastic

You can’t discuss financial systems without addressing the elephant in the room: the budget. As much as everyone hates the process of creating and adhering to a spending plan, the budget is simply the best money system for building wealth over the long term. The underlying principle of a budget is the key to all financial improvement: spend less than you earn. […]

Maximum 401k Contribution for 2014 Has Been Announced

Each year the Internal Revenue Service sets the maximum amount of contributions a person can make toward their 401k plan. On Thursday October 31, the IRS announced that the contribution limit will remain unchanged for 2014, here. The amount maximum contribution amount will be $17,500, the same as 2013 maximum 401k contribution limit. The IRS […] […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Winter Clothing Edition

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been putting away my summer clothes and getting out my winter ones. Part of this process is a realization that some of my summer clothes are in pretty bad shape – and some of them are simply hitting the rag bag. What does that mean? It means that throughout the winter, I’ll be looking for summer clothes on discount. […]

Should you invest in Bitcoins or are they just Beanie Babies for nerds?

Claes BellIf you’ve never heard of Bitcoin, you probably will soon. Bitcoin is an electronic currency beloved by technology enthusiasts and privacy advocates that happens to be prone to sudden, huge run-ups in value. […]

10 Terrific Freeze-Ahead Casserole Recipes

The weather is finally starting to turn cold, which means two things: football has started and the holidays are coming up, fast. In other words, you probably need to set aside time to prepare and cook big meals for your family. Below I've detailed 10 easy, freeze-ahead casserole recipes that might save you time when you're in a rush. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 11/20

73% Off Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System - Laminates items up to 9 inches wide and features two roller system with two temperature settings. 50% Off Women's Sweaters and Cashmere - Shop brands like Jones New York, Sofie, Via Spiga, and more! 65% Off Men's Polo Shoes - Save up to 65% on select men's Polo boots, sneakers, loafers, and more. 35% Off Fisher-Price - Shop early and save now o […]

How to avoid binge-shopping

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. It seems contradictory, but I love being frugal and I also love spending money. Over the last few years, however, my love of frugality has outweighed my love of spending — and it’s been good for my savings. Yes, it’s OK to spend money sometimes. If you have it, and you’re comfortable with your present and future finances, by all means, spend away. […]

Best Money Tips: Gifts for Women That Won't Break the Bank

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on gifts for women that won't break the bank, donating without spending money, and plugging personal finance leaks. Top 5 Articles 77 Gifts For Women That Won't Break the Bank — Consider giving the lady in your life a lip balm set or a French press. […]

10 Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Techies

Is there a techie in your life who seems to already have everything? While the most on-trend gadgeteer can throw you for a curveball when it comes to big gizmos, it may be possible to surprise and delight with tech items that can easily fit into a stocking. Skip the socks, candies, and orange this year; these goodies are on the top of every geek's wish list! […]

Why Your Boss Should Let You Screw Around on the Internet

If you work in the 21st century workplace, there's a good chance you're chained to a computer all day. There's an equally good chance that you're less than diligent about staying off of the Internet when you're "supposed" to be working. Well, the next time that you get caught, don't hide it. Simply explain to your boss that a bit of slacking off throughout the day is good for your productivity. […]

Three Steps to Making the Most of Your Investments

Here are what I consider to be the few, key steps to get the most out of your savings and investments.  While many people seem intimidated by investing and don’t know where to begin or what to do, being a successful investor is not that complicated (just like building wealth isn't that complicated). In the end it comes down to three basic (but important) steps as follows: 1. […]

Anybody up for a 100-thou Dow?

I was listening to my favorite personal finance radio show one recent Sunday morning, when the program host uttered a prediction that virtually knocked me out of my chair. The affable star of the show, who helms one of the nation’s best-known and most successful financial advisories, clued listeners in on his conviction the Dow Jones Industrial Average would hit 150,000 by year 2030. […]