January 3, 2014

The Best Airline Credit Cards for 2015

This year, I decided to take a fresh approach to the best airline credit cards. With rising fares and falling oil, no one knows the future for air travel prices, but these cards will still offer you great sign-up bonuses and the ability to earn air miles in your frequent flier program to put towards free flights. […]

Four Frugal Projects for the First Weekend of the Year – and How Much You’ll Save This Year If You Do Them

The first weekend of the year is coming up. If you live anywhere in the northern half of the United States – or north of there – you’re probably going to be focusing on indoor activities for the weekend. Thankfully, there are a lot of frugal projects you can take on. Here are four of them, along with how much each project will save you over the course of the year. […]

If the Reason You Earn Money Is Just to Spend It, You Will Always Financially Struggle

The reason that people have jobs is so that they can earn money to pay the bills. You’ve got to earn money so that you can keep a roof over your head and food in your belly, right? Of course. We all have basic needs that we have to cover in our lives. Here’s the thing, though. […]

McResource, McDonald’s employee site that offered finance advice, gets McMurdered

Claes BellLate last month, McDonald’s finally shut down its McResource website for employees, which collapsed under the weight of approximately a billion metric tons of Internet snark. The fry that broke the camel’s back? Advising employees not to eat too much fast food because it’s bad for your health. […]

4 Financial Lessons From "Fifty Shades of Grey"

I have a confession: I read "Fifty Shades of Grey." All of it. And before you judge me, you should know that even if you haven't read it, chances are many of your neighbors, co-workers, and family members have. For all the terrible reviews it got, the series (yes, there are three books) sold 70 million copies worldwide. Statistics don't lie, people. […]

Best Money Tips: Protecting Yourself From a Target-Sized Data Breach

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on protecting yourself from a Target-sized data breach, affording a pet, and adding flair to your desk. Top 5 Articles Why a Target-sized Data Breach Will Happen Again, and 11 Steps to Protect Yourself — To protect yourself from another Target data breach, use cash and get credit monitoring. […]

The one-page guide to financial independence

Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. J.D.’s non-financial writing can be found at More Than Money. This year, I learned a lot about money. I think the biggest breakthrough I had in 2013 was to connect the ideas of personal and financial independence. […]

10 Easy Luxury Hair Treatments From Your Kitchen

Hair follicles take a beating throughout the year from sun and wind damage. If you hair feels dry or brittle, there are easy treatments that you can make right in your own kitchen. Here are a few ideas. (See also: Homemade Hair Conditioners) 1. […]

30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 4 through 6

Welcome to round two of my 30 Steps to Great Finances series. If you missed the first post, you can find it here: 30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 1 through 3.Today we'll detail steps four through six that will take anyone from financial zero to financial hero. […]

Bank Review: Discover Bank

Discover Bank is an online bank that is part of Discover Financial Services, Inc., a Riverwoods, Ill.-based company with a widely diverse array of financial tools. Discover Financial Group traces its history back to the mid-1980s and Sears’ launch of the Discover Card, where it was a unit of Sears’ Dean Witter group. […]

Should you cheapen a vacation?

A friend recently took her family to Walt Disney World over the holiday break, as many families do. (She gave me permission to write about this, by the way.) Hurricane season is over, and, well, it’s cold in a lot of the country. It’s usually not cold in Florida this time of year. And a Walt Disney World vacation isn’t known for being on the inexpensive side. […]