January 1, 2014

Thirty-one ABC’s as we enter 2014

Last night we rang in 2014.  This article on Cracked (fair warning: strong language and not really safe for work) talked about six harsh truths that will make you a better person. And harsh, it is.  I don’t necessarily agree that we are nothing more than our value to other people.  But as far as learning new skills, it’s spot on. One of the video clips is Alec Baldwin’s “ABC” speech in Glengarry G […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 1/2, 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: 2013! Now that we are starting a new year, what better time to review your financial picture from 2013 to help you have a successful 2014! […]

Grow Your Dough Throwdown

I’ve joined a number of other financial writers in the “Grow Your Dough Throwdown,” a stock market competition. At the beginning of 2014, each of us will invest $1,000 in the stock market through a discount brokerage. We can trade as often as we like, and publicly track our investments throughout the year. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Cold Edition

As I alluded to a few days ago, I’m currently dealing with the worst cold I’ve had in many years. In fact, I haven’t really had a severe cold in many years until this one. This thing, though, it just keeps hanging on. I don’t quite feel like laying in bed all day, but I don’t really feel like doing all of the normal activities of my life, either. […]

The Czervik Principle: Why cash beats miles, points or other credit card rewards in 2014

Claes BellSorry to be a buzz kill on New Year’s, but 2014 is shaping up to be a bad year for frequent flier mile fanatics and other collectors of “points” doled out by credit card companies, airlines and others. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips for a Better Retirement

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on tips for a better retirement, easy-to-keep New Year's resolutions, and ways to avoid identity theft. Top 5 Articles 7 Tips for a Better Retirement — If you want to have a better retirement, you have to know what you are spending. […]

2014: The year of change

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. A few days ago, I received a text message that made me smile. “We signed up for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University,” the message read. “We start right after new year’s day.” The message was from a family friend, a married father of four whose annual household income is close to $200,000, and in the top 5 percent of households in the U.S. […]

5 Types of People Who Can't Avoid Debt

We get into debt for a lot of different reasons — some beyond our control. A job loss might force you to live on credit for several months, and if a major home repair pops up while you're unemployed, pulling out the credit card may be the only option. (See also: How to Weather a Financial Emergency) Regardless of the reasons for it, debt can be a nagging headache — or much more painful. […]

Happy New Year

Here's wishing you all the best in 2014! May your net worth climb to the sky!!!!Happy New Year!! […]

Was 2013 a turning point (and what should you do about it)?

Sometimes history is obvious at the time; other times, key turning points become clear only in retrospect. The better people are able to recognize when such a change has occurred, the more sound their financial decisions they will be. […]