December 11, 2013

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 12/12, 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 and #MBTalks to participate. This week's topic: Mitigating Financial Risks! Join us as we talk about managing financial risks and the benefits of taking risks. […]

My Thoughts on Bitcoin (and Other Digital Currency)

Over the last year, quite a few readers have written in asking me for my take on Bitcoin and, lately, other digital currency such as Litecoin. As I often do when I get many emails on the same topic, I thought I would sum up my take on the issue in a single post so that I can simply refer back to it in the future. First of all… What Is Bitcoin? In simplest terms, Bitcoin is digital currency. […]

Share Your Financial Experiences with FMF Readers

I love sharing stories from people who are working through financial issues, have made significant financial progress in their lives, or just need a bit of advice. […]

How to Balance The Future With the Present

Financial self-help gurus, professional financial advisers, and bloggers who write about personal finance as a hobby or a job all tend to agree on a few basic tenets. One of these is that saving today can generate more financial freedom in the future. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Parenting Dilemmas Edition

When you’re buying a gift for your child, do you get them the item that you know they’ll enjoy more or the one that they’ll enjoy a little less but will likely provide more worthwhile stimulation for them? How about this one: when your child loses his or her treasured nighttime blanket, what lengths do you go to in order to replace it? How about another one: when you find out that your child has b […]

Are must-have Christmas gifts getting more expensive?

Claes BellIt seems like the one constant around the holidays is people complaining about how spoiled kids are today, and how out-of-control holiday costs have become. But are the gifts we give kids really that much more expensive than the ones you’d find under the tree back in the “good old days”? What got me wondering [...]Are must-have Christmas gifts getting more expensive? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 12/11

62% Off Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker - Reduce time spent in the kitchen preparing meals with the help of the Cuisinart CPC-600AMZ 6-quart electric pressure cooker. 53% Off Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Heated Blanket - Blanket is divided into two separate zones and includes dual lighted controls for individual adjustment and comfort; The ultra-thin wires inside the Soft Heat blanket […]

Moving scams: Avoid the headache by checking consumer reviews

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Last month we moved a house full of furniture in the least frugal way possible. We hired movers. But, we felt that we were justified in the expense due to a variety of reasons. First, we’re getting older and no longer have friends or family members willing to sacrifice their Saturday for the promise of pizza and beer. […]

9 Useful Kitchen Gifts

Link for teaser title: Running out of gift ideas? One of these useful items would be a welcome addition to any kitchen. […]

14 Gift Ideas for the Truly Broke

Link for teaser title: What can you give during the holidays when you're tumbleweed-rolling-in-your-wallet broke? Look to your skills for inspiration. […]

The 5 Best Surround Sound Speakers

A good set of surround sound speakers is the perfect way to augment your entertainment center. Home theater speaker systems allow you to be fully immersed in whatever media you're enjoying, whether it's a feature film or your favorite record. […]

25 Ways to Make Yourself Smarter — Today!

Feel like you're in an educational rut? It happens to the best of us. The good news is that you don't have to go back to school to learn something new. In fact, there are many learning opportunities waiting for you today — literally right now — that will make you a little bit smarter than you were when you woke up this morning. Check 25 of them out below. […]

Best Money Tips: 60 Awesome DIY Stocking Stuffers

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on DIY stocking stuffers, the worst money mistakes you can make, and saving on holiday photo cards. Top 5 Articles 60 Awesome DIY Stocking Stuffers — This holiday season, make bottle cap candles or bottle cap planters as stocking stuffers. […]

How to Travel This Holiday Season Without Getting Sick

My husband calls me "iron guts." Not because I have six pack abs (sigh), but because I traveled through India for three months and didn't get sick. No Delhi belly. No cold. No flu. Nothing but a clean bill of health. How do I travel without getting sick? It's simple. […]

What to Do With Your Retirement Plan If You Change Jobs

The New York Times recently wrote an article on what to do with your retirement plan (i.e. your 401k) if you change jobs. But they didn't really give any advice. The kind of played it in the middle-of-the-road, afraid to take a stand one way or the other. […]

13 Amazing Holiday Gifts that Cost Almost Nothing

Link for teaser title: Give meaningful gifts your loved ones will appreciate for a lifetime. Find out how on our commissioned guest post for Amex's #PassionProject. […]

What Nelson Mandela can teach you about your finances

Nelson Mandela is one of the few individuals who single-handedly changed the course of human history in a profound way. Unlike other famous leaders, such as Genghis Khan, Hitler or Napoleon, he altered the course of our nation (I’m South African) by eschewing all the traditional political weapons of mass destruction: revolt, violence and revenge. […]