January 22, 2014

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 1/23, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a copy of The Economy of You, a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #EconomyofYou to participate. This week's topic: Starting Your Own Side Gig! […]

Convenience and Expenses: Why Time Management Really Matters

When I buy a loaf of bread at the grocery store, I’m buying convenience. It would cost less to buy the ingredients for a loaf that I could make at home myself, but that would require a time investment. That same phenomenon is true of many of the things we spend our money on. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Parenting and Tiredness Edition

Our eight year old knocked on our bedroom door at about 11:30 PM complaining of growing pains in his legs. Since we were both awake, one of us looked for some Children’s Tylenol while te other found him some water. We weren’t sleeping again until after midnight. Our six year old wakes up at 1 AM, screaming at the top of her lungs. […]

This is why you’re broke, Whole Paycheck edition

Alyson.CaseyI try to be frugal with my meager fellowship earnings while I finish grad school — I really do. But at the same time I want to eat healthy, and this is why I’m broke. It’s much easier to eat healthy at the grocery store than at the fast food places around campus. […]

5 Emergency Situations You Must Prepare For (and 5 You Can Ignore)

"Prepping" is a term that defines the process of getting ready for a catastrophic event. While the word used to have a negative connotation, reserved for folks who take preparation to an extreme, many more everyday people today are using a common sense approach to mitigate damages from a variety of tragic events. […]

Learn to Love Cooking (and Save!) With These 11 Kitchen Tricks

Those takeout pizzas, lunches at the cafe, and weekend dim sum splurges really add up. It's true — one of the best ways to lower your overall monthly budget is to cook most meals at home. An added benefit? It's also better for your waistline and general health. If putting the pan on the stove gives you shivers, however, you have some work to do. […]

Money lessons I’ve learned since writing for Get Rich Slowly

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. For the past year and I half, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing for Get Rich Slowly. That’s not to say it hasn’t been a challenge. Some weeks, I’m completely run down and don’t feel like thinking too hard about anything, much less personal finance. […]

Best Money Tips: Secrets of Successful Side-Hustlers

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on secrets of successful side-hustlers, tips for new taxpayers, and hacks to help keep your resolutions. Top 5 Articles 5 Secrets of Successful Side-Hustlers — Successful side-hustlers master their money and learn to pitch themselves. […]

Save $70,000 (or More!) With 4 Simple Credit Score Boosts

Do you dream of having a home to call your very own one day? If you're like most people, the answer is a resounding, "YES!" If you do, you're likely to run into a pretty significant challenge: You probably don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars in your bank account to buy a home with cash. […]

Help a Reader: Paying Off Debts

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I'd like to get readers thoughts on paying off large debts.  In my case, I own rental properties where I would like to pay off the mortgages for long term income.  One mortgage is around 80k and the other 100k. We live off my salary and I earn quarterly bonuses that range from 5 to 15k a quarter after taxes.  The rental properties also generate […]

The 5 Best Generators

Electricity powers most, if not all, of our important daily necessities and has become an essential resource sustaining our lifestyles, which is why when the power goes out, it can be quite distressing. Fortunately, a solution can be found in the form of an electric generator, which can help keep the power flowing in the event of a power blackout. […]

The Super Bowl, changes, and your finances

SUPER BOWL! Everyone knows the Super Bowl will be upon us in little more than a week. In many ways, the event has become the new Thanksgiving, hasn’t it? That’s because the people you invite to a Super Bowl party are chosen. You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends, and the annual, fast-becoming-traditional, Super Bowl gathering is a gathering of friends. […]