January 7, 2014

Best Cash Back Credit Cards for 2015

In 2015, you won’t see significant changes from many of the best cash back credit cards, but there are a few improvements with rewards programs that will benefit cardholders. For example, some of the rotating category cash back credit cards have now added groceries as a quarterly item to earn rewards on. […]

Welcome to Naked With Cash 2014

It’s time to get naked! (Again!) Last year, we started Naked With Cash, a series and feature at Consumerism Commentary. Last year’s introduction can provide you with the in-depth look at the purpose of the series. This year, I’m joined by Miranda Marquit to help organize the series. […]

Why Paying Off Your Credit Card Is Likely the Best Financial Return You Can Get for Your Money

This article first appeared on U.S. News and World Report Money. Personal finance writers, whether on the internet, in magazines, in books, or elsewhere, are usually very strong advocates of investing. […]

The Gift Card Shuffle

Annika sent in this great idea that I wanted to discuss in a post of its own: “I agree that gift cards aren’t a good idea for gifts, but I do find them pretty useful. We have a membership at Sam’s Club and they sell gift cards at a discount. […]

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Short-Term Financial Goals?

When it comes to financial goals, most of us share the biggies: paying off loans and credit card debt, saving for retirement, building up an emergency fund, and the like. But what about the short-term goals that are more specific to your wants and needs, like a new oven or a vacation fund or a bag that you've been eyeing for ages? What are your short-term financial goals? […]

100+ Ways to Make More Money This Year

This year, this week, this minute: There is a way you can make more money if you want to. Here I've collected more than 100 ways to make more money — most right from Wise Bread's archives, and many of which you can start on today. From furthering your career to selling your stuff, from recycling to, heck, even juggling chainsaws — there's something here for you. […]

Develop your investing edge to become a better investor

This article is by staff writer Sam, the Financial Samurai. The hedge fund community talks about the concept of “edge” all the time. In order to earn their exorbitant 2 percent/20 percent fees, such hedge fund managers need some type of edge over the average investor or else why would anybody bother to invest with them and pay such fees? […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Get Ahead at Work

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on ways to get ahead at work, alternative financial resolutions, and ways to motivate yourself. Top 5 Articles 10 Ways to Get Ahead at Work — If you want to get ahead at work, develop new skills and behave professionally. […]

The 5 Habits You Must Break to Become More Self-Confident

If you search "how to be confident" on Google, you'll find a collection of familiar advice. Talk nicer to yourself. Think positive thoughts. Try something new. (See also: 15 Ways to Gain More Confidence) All sound guidance that can help boost your ability to be fearless and that is, after all, what confidence is made of. […]

30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 10 through 12

Today we are going to continue listing the 30 steps anyone can take to have great finances. If you are new to this series, please read through the steps we've already covered, starting with 30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 1 through 3, before reading this post.Last time we offered some suggestions for making extra income and we continue with that line of thinking today. […]