January 14, 2014

5 Simple Ways to Make Any Financial Goal Easier to Achieve

This article first appeared at U.S. News and World Report Money. All of us have financial dreams. We’d like to be completely free from debt. We’d like to retire early. We’d like to be able to build our dream home. We’d like to be able to pay for our children’s college education at a top school. […]

Should You Open an IRA With Your Bank? Ally Bank Offering $250 Bonus

It’s easy for me to look back in time and analyze the faults of my twenty-two year-old self. If only I had started saving and investing sooner, I’d be in a better financial situation. […]

What Defines Normal for You?

A person’s sense of what’s normal in their life comes from the collection of decisions that they make over time. Sure, we all make some choices that are outside of our norm, but over time, it all averages out. We define ourselves by the choices we make on the whole. A person who chooses to exercise a lot is going to have a different sense of “normal” than a person who does not, for example. […]

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite App?

If you use a smartphone, you'll know how useful/fun/addictive/frustrating apps can be. If there is something you want to do, there's probably an app for that. What is your favorite app? Why do you like it so much — does it improve your life or finances in some way, or is it just plain fun? […]

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11 Vacation Destinations That Stretch Your Dollar

A lot of people think they can't afford a vacation. That might be the case if they want to travel to expensive destinations like Hawaii or Paris. But not all destinations are created equal. (See also: Top 5 Travel Reward Credit Cards) Based on my experience, the more developed a country, the higher the costs. […]

8 hacks to help you keep your resolutions

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. When I was in the first stage of personal finance, I had two obvious goals: Pay off my credit card Save $10,000 for an emergency fund It was by no means easy. But, I had a plan, and I hit my goal, and it felt so great. And then I set another goal: automatic deposits into a Roth IRA. And I did that too, gaining more confidence and momentum. […]

Best Money Tips: Tips to Start Saving for Your Child's College

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving for your child's college, moves to make at work this year, and ways money slips through your fingers. Top 5 Articles 6 Tips to Start Saving for Your Child's College — Starting early and remembering that nothing is too small can help you save for your child's college. […]

Banish Stress: Easy Ways to Get Calm Now and Forever

We've all had those moments... Those times when it feels as if things are spiraling out of control and you're just not sure how much more you can take. Maybe the bills are piling up, maybe your kids are acting out, or maybe it’s just a series of smaller events, coming together to create one seriously chaotic day. (See also: How to Have a Better Day at Work) You know you shouldn't stress. […]

5 Investing Basics That Can Make You Rich

So you want to become a better investor, build more wealth, and gain financial freedom? Great! Where do you begin? There's tons of advice out there about how to make money in the market. And sadly, not all of it is good advice. In fact, some of it is downright damaging. […]