February 4, 2014

High Deductible Health Plan? It Pays to Shop Around.

This is a guest article by Sara Stanich, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) practitioner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) based in New York City. Sara is one of four financial experts participating in Consumerism Commentary’s Naked With Cash series. She blogs about financial planning topics at Cultivating Wealth. […]

5 Tactics for Getting a Better Cell Phone Deal

This article first appeared on U.S. News and World Report Money. Cell phone companies want you to sign up for expensive two-year contracts. Why wouldn’t they? It’s money directly in their pocket. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 01/04

70% Off 10K White Gold Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace - Get this beautiful 1/4cttw Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace for just $99.99! 70% Off ASICS, PUMA, and New Balance - Amazon offers a selection of ASICS, New Balance, and PUMA shoes for up to 70% off! 70% Off or More on Date Night Dresses - Amaon offers 70% off or more on over 300 dresses by brands like BCBGMAXAZRIA, French Connection, BCBGener […]

Repairing your washing machine is a bargain

Perhaps you’ve experienced this.  You’re going about a typical day at home.  You’re catching up on some homework (or housework), playing with the kids, or spending time with your roommates or significant other. Then, you hear this banging in the next room that is enough to wake the dead.  Your clothes washer is in rebellion, it’s mad as all get-out, and it’s not going to take it anymore.  So you g […]

Building an Emergency Supply Kit

Several years ago, I wrote an article on emergency supplies everyone should have in their home. At that time, my list was quite simple – I was new to home ownership and I was focused on the basics. Over the years, my emergency supply kit has grown and grown. It now exists in a few tubs in our garage, with some of the water-sensitive items inside waterproof containers. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Celebrate Valentine's Day Frugally?

Valentine's Day is almost here! It's another one of those highly commercialized holidays, but there's no rule saying you have to break the bank to partake in this day for love. How do you celebrate Valentine's Day frugally? Do you stick with tradition — flowers, chocolate, dinner by moonlight — or do you plan something outside the heart-shaped box? […]

What is market timing, and should you do it?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. In my previous post, a few commenters brought up the issue of market timing, generally taking me to task for appearing to advocate it. Market timing is a topic of much discussion, primarily in the world of stock investing. With this post, I hope to explain the issue and show how it applies to you, even if you never invest in a stock or mutual fund. […]

Best Money Tips: Master These 15 Interview Questions

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on mastering interview questions, when you will get your tax refund, and launching an online business on a budget. Top 5 Articles Master These 15 Interview Questions — When asked about your strengths and weaknesses, think back to what others have said about you to come up with answers. […]

Elevate Your Kitchen Skills With These 5 Easy Cooking Techniques

Tired of the same old cooking routine? Sure, we can break it up with the occasional "microwave" or "barbeque." However, if you are ready to try a different cooking technique, check out these five ideas. (See also: 11 Kitchen Tricks to Make You Love Cooking) 1. Poaching To poach means to simmer, gently. I have become a fan of poaching all sorts of things, lately. […]

10 Awesome Jobs You Didn't Know Existed (and How to Get Them)

There are certainly some lucrative and reliable careers to be had for those with the proper education or even just a hard-working attitude and high-school diploma. […]

5 Fun Activities to Stimulate Your Brain

If you're in a bit of a slump, it might be due to your brain being bored. Sticking to the same daily routine is like eating just white rice everyday for your noggin. It's lacking flavor and could be elevated to amazing levels with just a few basic ingredients. Playing games with your mind keeps you sharp and boosts memory retention and powers of reasoning. […]