Money Tips from 2014

A Plan To Increase Our Savings Account Balance

At one time – after getting out of debt and before we purchased our new home – we had enough cash in our savings account for six months’ worth of expenses.  We dipped into our savings account when we purchased our home, to purchase new appliances and some furniture. The time has come to rebuild our savings account balance.  We have created the following plan to increase our savings: We set a goal. […]

A Plan To Increase Our Savings Account Balance

At one time – after getting out of debt and before we purchased our new home – we had enough cash in our savings account for six months’ worth of expenses.  We dipped into our savings account when we purchased our home, to purchase new appliances and some furniture. The time has come to rebuild our savings account balance.  We have created the following plan to increase our savings: We set a goal. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 12/18, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #HaveAPlan to participate. This week's topic: Holiday Budgeting! Join us as we talk about creating a holiday budget, getting the best... […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 12/18, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00pm PST/ 3pm EST for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #HaveAPlan to participate. This week's topic: Holiday Budgeting! Join us as we talk about creating a holiday budget, getting the best... […]

5 Ways to Profit From Obama's Cuba Announcement

The historic executive order issued by President Obama heralds a new era of eased relations between the United States and Cuba. After over 50 years of iciness between the two neighbors, Obama's order establishes official diplomatic ties, reduced some travel and financial restrictions, and paves the... […]

5 Ways to Profit From Obama's Cuba Announcement

The historic executive order issued by President Obama heralds a new era of eased relations between the United States and Cuba. After over 50 years of iciness between the two neighbors, Obama's order establishes official diplomatic ties, reduced some travel and financial restrictions, and paves the... […]

Wealthfront Review

As I explained in a previous post, I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). I’m going to conduct the most thorough research I can — publicly — and then put my money where my mouth is, literally rolling over my old 401(k), worth approximately $85,000, into the best plan I can find. This week’s online financial advisor review is Wealthfront. […]

Wealthfront Review

As I explained in a previous post, I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). I’m going to conduct the most thorough research I can — publicly — and then put my money where my mouth is, literally rolling over my old 401(k), worth approximately $85,000, into the best plan I can find. This week’s online financial advisor review is Wealthfront. […]

Best Money Tips: The Best Things That Money Can't Buy

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the best things that money can’t buy, tips for a productive home office, and new year’s resolutions you might want to consider doing. Top 5 Articles 98 of the Best Things in Life That Money Can't Buy... […]

Best Deals for Wednesday 12/17

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today eBay Last Minute Gifts Sale: Up to 93% off, JCPenney Big Jingle Sale: Up to 80% off, Restaurant Gift Card Offers,... […]

The Simplest Way to Live Simply — And Cheaply

I moved this summer. Before packing, I did some decluttering, and took a lot of books to the used book store. And what I got rid of were my simple living books. Because, really, simple living is simple. It doesn't take a dozen books to explain it. It doesn't even take one. I started buying books... […]

The Simplest Way to Live Simply — And Cheaply

I moved this summer. Before packing, I did some decluttering, and took a lot of books to the used book store. And what I got rid of were my simple living books. Because, really, simple living is simple. It doesn't take a dozen books to explain it. It doesn't even take one. I started buying books... […]

Are You Spending Too Much on Groceries?

How much does the average family spend on groceries? It all depends, but here’s how you can spend less regardless. Photo: Rain0975 If there is such a thing as an average family of four, there’s nothing average about how much that family spends on groceries. According to the U.S. […]

Are You Spending Too Much on Groceries?

How much does the average family spend on groceries? It all depends, but here’s how you can spend less regardless. Photo: Rain0975 If there is such a thing as an average family of four, there’s nothing average about how much that family spends on groceries. According to the U.S. […]

7 Beauty Savings Secrets Every Woman Should Know

According to The Huffington Post, women spend over $426 billion a year on beauty products. This can get exceedingly expensive for women who buy into the high priced anti-aging skincare lines and like to stay on top of the latest cosmetics trends. Fortunately, there are a few new ways to save that... […]

7 Beauty Savings Secrets Every Woman Should Know

According to The Huffington Post, women spend over $426 billion a year on beauty products. This can get exceedingly expensive for women who buy into the high priced anti-aging skincare lines and like to stay on top of the latest cosmetics trends. Fortunately, there are a few new ways to save that... […]

15 Personal Finance Rules You Should Be Breaking

Personal finance rules can serve as handy means for guiding your money behavior. But rules of thumb that don't fit your situation can be a waste of time — or worse, actually worsen your finances. Here are 15 personal finance rules that, depending upon your circumstances, you should consider... […]

How to Find the Best Thrift Stores in Your Area

I have had a lot of success buying things at thrift stores, secondhand stores, and consignment shops. Here are just a few examples of things I’ve found. Several years ago at a secondhand clothes store in the Ames, Iowa area, I found a new – meaning it still had the tags on it – replica Chicago Cubs jersey that would fit my oldest son. It was stuffed into a $2 rack of children’s clothing. […]

Easy Ways to Fulfill a Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus

Meeting requirements for a card’s sign-up bonus shouldn’t become a game of “beat the clock.” Photo: Kalyan Most credit card rewards deals ask you to spend a specific amount of money on your card within a clearly defined time frame. If you complete the task and play by the rules, you can often earn a tidy sum of cash back, airline miles, or hotel loyalty points. […]

10 Rude Things Even Polite People Do

Much rudeness is inadvertent. In fact, even the most polite among us probably have some bad habits that make us appear rude when we don't mean to be. (See also: 13 Things People With Good Table Manners Never Do) Wondering what you do that might come across as impolite? Read below for some... […]