November 28, 2013

White Friday: The Anti-Black Friday

Here are my big plans for tomorrow. I plan on sleeping in until about eight in the morning – or, more likely, until my children hop in bed with me and wake me up. I’m going to eat a home-cooked breakfast with my parents, my wife, and my children. After that, I plan on spending the morning working on a couple of personal projects. […]

Happy Thanksgiving from The Simple Dollar!

The Reader Mailbag will return on Monday morning. However, there will be a normal afternoon post later today. Happy Thanksgiving! […]

5 ways we waste money on the holidays

Kristin WongBetween gifts, food, travel and parties, we spend hundreds of dollars on the holidays each year. The most recent Gallup holiday poll estimates the average American consumer plans to spend $704 this year. […]

Gift Giving Hacks That Will Save Your Money and Your Sanity

Link for teaser title: When one writer married into a huge family, gift giving got really complicated. Discover her savvy suggestions for saving money and time. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 11/28

Brother Home and Office Labeler $9.99 (from $30) - 75% off! The PT-D200 makes it easy to create stylish labels for your home and office. […]

12 Gift Ideas for Crafters

Got someone on your list who loves to make her own jewelry, sew his own clothes, and is a minor celebrity on Pinterest? Here are some ideas that'll to help you cross your friend off your holiday shopping list. (See also: 10 Gifts You Can Make With Paper) 1. Decorative Tape Decorative tape is an essential item in any crafter's arsenal and they can't get enough of it. […]

A primer on the most important economic metric (part 2)

This is a guest post (part 2 in a 3-part series) by Sam, author of Financial Samurai, “How to Engineer Your Layoff,” and founder of the Yakezie Network. Part 1 is A primer on the most important economic metric and Part 3 is A primer on the most important economic metric (part 3). […]

Best Money Tips: Where to Find the Cheapest Holiday Gifts

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on where to find the cheapest holiday gifts, how to not freak out over a canceled flight, and gift ideas for people who have everything. Top 5 Articles Where to Find the Cheapest Holiday Gifts — You can find cheap gifts at dollar stores and thrift shops. [US News and World Report] Canceled Flight? […]

6 "Good" Eating Habits That Are Keeping Us Fat

We all know how to eat, right? Open mouth, insert food. Chew, swallow, and you're done. Piece of cake. For most of us, though, eating also involves some spoken or unspoken rules, many of which we learned as children. These rules influence what we eat, how much we eat, how often we eat, and when we allow ourselves to stop eating. […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Just want to wish you and your family a blessed and very happy Thanksgiving. May we all take a break from talking about money and focus on the things that really make us thankful. Here's my list -- still the same after all these years (except maybe the KFC part.) ;-) Have a great, relaxing, joyful, thankful day! […]