January 9, 2014

The Inner Child

My three year old son is picky about what he eats, like most three year olds are. He doesn’t like most of the things that we serve for supper and isn’t afraid to be vocal about it. My six year old loves art projects. She draws and paints and cuts paper and glues things together. […]

Reader Mailbag: Cold Well Wishes

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Selling antique car 2. Friend who sells 3. Space heater? 4. Thinking about relocation 5. Child irresponsible with money 6. LED bulbs 7. Retirement savings question 8. Spending, guilt, and feeling poor 9. […]

Use the 80/20 Rule to Maximize Your Financial Opportunities

A number of years ago, when I was working for a big company, we had a team of people working on a project with a fairly simple goal: to keep our customers longer. I knew someone on the team and I remember asking repeatedly — for over two years — how things were progressing. The typical reply was, "Oh, this is very complicated. […]

12 Words You Need to Delete From Your Resume Right Now

According to a recent study, recruiters spend an average of 6.2 seconds looking at an individual resume. Working with that kind of attention span and operating with limited space, resume writers need to make every word count. With this in mind, it might be time to a take a critical look at your resume or CV (or even your LinkedIn profile) and root out terms that aren't doing you any favors. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Be Successful

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on how to be successful, top tech for saving and managing your money, and ways to annoy your boss. Top 5 Articles How To Be Successful — If you want to be successful, commute with books on tape and think positively. […]

Saving money with my feet: The joys of a walkable neighborhood

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, where he recently wrote about the regrets of the dying. On Saturday, I bumped into Rhonda at the local natural food market. Rhonda is one of Kris’s co-workers and friends. I haven’t seen her much since the divorce, although we live only a mile-and-a-half apart. […]

5 Simple Ways to Fight Burnout

If you're feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or at your wit's end, you're probably ready to quit your job. However, you have expenses, and walking away from your job because you're physically or mentally tired probably isn't possible. But at the same time, you know that you can't continue with things as they are. (See also: How to Be Happier at Work) It's either find a solution or lose your mind. […]

30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 16 through 18

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.Today we'll be talking about making good investing moves as well as begin to get rid of all that debt (if you have any). […]

The 5 Best Showerheads

It's a simple fact of life that people spend a lot of their time in the showers. Taking one 15-minute shower every day for a year results in about 91 hours spent rinsing off under those jets of water. So it makes sense that you'd want to enjoy that time as much as possible. […]