November 27, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/28, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Thanksgiving! […]

Use It Until It Breaks?

Jerry writes in: “I was reading on another blog about replacing things that work with better versions of the same item like clothes hangers. To me, it makes more sense to just keep using something until it actually breaks, then replace it, but that’s just my sense of wanting to get every last drop out of something I put my money into. […]

IberiaBank Visa Select Credit Card Review

To most Americans, Louisiana means great music, good food and some crazy Super Bowl moments. However, keen observers of the credit card industry also know Louisiana as the home of Iberiabank, a solid regional lender that’s been chugging away in cities like New Orleans and Lafayette for more than 125 years. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition

Creatively prepared Thanksgiving leftovers are usually my favorite part of the meal. The elements of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner can be remixed in many, many creative ways to make for some delicious meals throughout the following days and often can result in very little of the food going to waste, meaning you’ve got some pretty inexpensive meals. […]

3 ways to avoid becoming a consumer victim during Black Friday shopping

Miranda MarquitIt seems like such a good idea: spend a few hours on a day you’d otherwise just be sitting around in a turkey-induced stupor to knock out your holiday shopping at a fraction of what you’d normally pay. […]

Ultimate Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas for Every List and Every Budget

Do you have your shopping list ready? Are you checking it twice? And are you at a loss for what to get your friends and family? Instead of wandering the busy mall hoping for inspiration, we’ve got hundreds of gift ideas for everyone on your list, no matter what your budget. (See also: 5 Steps to Stress-Free Holiday Giving) 25 Gifts That Save Money Want to go a step beyond gifts that are useful? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 11/27

Leapfrog Explorer Software $15 or less - While supplies last and for a limited time, save 50% or more on select Leapfrog Explorer Software. Black Friday Deals on Magazine Subscriptions - Get a gift that gives for a whole year - magazine subscriptions are up to 60% off during Black Friday Deals Week. Kindle Books for $1.99 or Less - 100 Kindle Books for $1.99 or less! $40 Off Samsung Galaxy Tab […]

15 Ways to Give to Charity That Fit a Holiday Budget

Would you like to do something good this holiday season, but worry your budget may be holding you back? You can easily spread the holiday spirit without emptying your wallet. Here are a few economical or free ways to help this year and feel good in the process. […]

The small house experiment, Part 2

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. A few months ago, my husband mustered the courage to try a new career only to discover that the grass isn’t always greener. In other words, he hated it. And, after some initial disappointment, I was okay with him leaving that job and going back to the industry where he began. Fortunately, once he began looking for a new job, we got lucky. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Reduce Your Fixed Expenses

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on reducing your fixed expenses, best Kmart Black Friday deals, and hosting a stress free Thanksgiving. Top 5 Articles How To Reduce Your Fixed Expenses and Start Saving Money Today — If you want to reduce your fixed expenses, research alternatives to your current providers. […]

10 Cool Tool Gifts for Fixer Uppers

It seems like everyone has a home project going on these days, and whether you know someone who is giving a room a facelift or taking on a major remodel, the holidays are the perfect time to gift them the right tool to help in their endeavor. These 10 tools aren't just incredibly cool, they have a wide range of uses. […]

Reader Profile: EA

The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]

R.I.P. Black Friday?

A Long Life Nobody knows for sure exactly when Black Friday began as an American tradition. Know-it-all site TIFO (Today I Found Out) credits the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as something the retailer did to draw shoppers to its store almost a century ago. However, the parade was (and still is) on Thanksgiving Day, when the store was closed, rather than the day after. […]