January 24, 2014

The Best Home Insurance for 2014

After evaluating both national and local insurance companies, Amica Mutual stands out as the best home insurance company on the market today. […]

How to get the best deal on a midwinter vacation

This post comes from Halina Matt at our partner site Zing. It’s pretty much universally understood that the first thing on everyone’s mind midwinter is vacation. Whether it’s due to cold-weather blues or holiday hangover, packing up your bags and getting far, far away for a little while can be very tempting during the frigid months. If this sounds familiar, you’re in luck. […]

The “Cheap Neighborhood” Problem

Connie writes in: “Right now, we pay $1,000 a month in rent. About ten minutes away, there are houses available that are as low as $300 a month in rent and they’re perfectly fine houses. The problem is the neighborhood. The area is loaded with people on welfare and most of the yards are really trashy. I don’t want to live there. […]

Is Premium Gas Worth It?

You’re standing at the gas pump. There are multiple fuel types available – a low-cost type that’s marked with an 87 octane rating that also has 10% ethanol, a medium priced gas that’s 87 but more expensive than the ethanol gas, and a premium fuel that has a 91 octane rating. […]

Before you renovate that place you’re renting, don’t forget to pick up some Bad Idea jeans

Claes BellThere’s a classic “Saturday Night Live” ad parody called “Bad Idea Jeans” where a bunch of 30-something white guys wearing stonewashed dad jeans (with a “bad idea” label, of course) stand around talking nonchalantly about a bunch of really dumb things they have planned. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 01/24

Men's Sleepwear for $20 or Less - Amazon offers over 100 sleep tops, bottoms, and sets for Men for $20 or less. Women's Boots Under $100 - Amazon offers over 2000 boots for under $100. […]

Get a Great Container Garden Started With This Guide

As the price of fresh, organic produce keeps some consumers away from healthy eating habits, there is a remedy practically anyone can try to keep the crisper drawer full. Even if you don't have the yard space to create a garden at home, you can still use a variety of containers to grow your own vegetables, herbs, and even flowers. […]

Best Money Tips: Places to Sell Your Clutter for Cash

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on places to sell your clutter for cash, tips to track your spending, and ways to mastery in everyday life. Top 5 Articles 11 Places to Sell Your Clutter For Cash — If you want to sell your clutter, try Facebook or Amazon. […]

Ask the Readers: How do you get past the money taboo?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Reading the comments on Kristin’s Wednesday post, Money lessons I’ve learned since writing for Get Rich Slowly, it’s very clear that being able to talk with family about money is as difficult as it is beneficial. […]

5 Difficult Conversations You Have to Have With Your Spouse

As most people in long-term, committed relationships can tell you, open communication is essential to a successful relationship. The good side to this is that you'll know what's going on with your partner and what they're thinking and feeling. The bad side to this is that those thoughts and feelings aren't always positive. […]

11 Truths About Good Personal Finance

Think you're financially savvy? Well, your bank account and credit score may tell a different story. Personal finance isn't always the easiest topic to address or even grasp, for that matter. And with so many misconceptions about good money management, you may inadvertently make mistakes that affect your financial future. […]

Six Figure Interviews 11

Here's the latest in my series of six figure interviews, discussions with everyday people who have grown their incomes to at least $100,000 annually. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. […]

Calvin, December 2013 Net Worth

In Naked With Cash, seven anonymous Consumerism Commentary readers publicly track and analyze their finances on a monthly basis. For almost a decade, I tracked my own finances on Consumerism Commentary; now I’m sharing the benefits of public accountability with the participants. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. […]