March 12, 2014

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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card or one of two $50 Amazon gift cards! Use #WBChat and #CricketChats to participate. This week's topic: Tax Tips! Join us as we talk about the best ways to use a tax refund, how to keep tax season stress-free, and common write-offs that people miss. […]

Four Frugal Technology Recommendations

Readers often contact me asking for recommendations for technology items at a low cost. They have a use in mind and they just want the item that will fulfill that use at the lowest price without any serious negative drawbacks. Four of these requests tend to repeat themselves quite often, so I thought I’d just combine them all into one post. […]

The Best Travel Credit Card for Your 2014 Vacation

As my wife and I were looking at our schedules and budgeting for our 2014 vacations, I thought about what might be the best travel credit card to open. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Daylight Savings Time Edition

The clock shift in the spring is almost always difficult on our family. However, this year showed us a great little trick that really helped with the switch. It turned out that Sunday – the day after our clocks moved forward an hour – was a really nice day outside. We spent quite a few hours outside during the day. […]

10 No-Sweat Workouts Perfect for the Workplace

Think you don't have time to get in a good workout today? Think again. Even short exercise sessions of 10 minutes, sometimes less, add up to something big in the end. So, if you're regularly skipping the gym and those longer stints on the treadmill, all is not lost. […]

Change Your Life by Changing Your Bedtime Routine

Going to bed is one of those things I tend to take for granted. After all, I've done it every, single night for over 35 years (well, except for a few in college!). […]

Why paying with cash hurts (and why it should)

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. These days, my monthly budget is on the boring side. Aside from our regular spending, I’ve got a mortgage payment to fork over, groceries to buy, and utility bills to pay. Throw in some payments to my kids’ 529 plans and my SEP-IRA and I’m basically done for the month. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Get Promoted

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on how to get promoted, saving $10 a day, and teaching your kids the value of money. Top 5 Articles How to Get Promoted — Get promoted by taking on further responsibilities and selling yourself authentically. […]

How to Brag About Yourself to Employers (Without Sounding Like a Jerk)

Do you find it hard to talk positively about your work experiences when facing a potential employer? Are you shy or socially awkward, or did you just never get used to talking about yourself positively? I am totally with you there, my friend. I personally can't stand talking about my skills, work experience, or job qualifications because it feels like bragging. […]

Are You Wasting Your Credit Card Rewards on One of These Stupid Things?

Not all credit card rewards are created equal. The value of some depend on your spending habits, others depend on your needs, and others yet are just plain bad investments. Here's what you need to know to evaluate the best — or worst — credit card rewards for you. […]

The 5 Best Long Lasting AA Batteries

These days, our electronic devices are powered by a number of different types of batteries, from small button cell batteries to the lithium-ion batteries that run the laptop I'm writing this on. But despite great developments in battery technology, we still rely on traditional AA batteries to power many of our electronics. […]

Money Expectations

The Motley Fool has a great piece titled How to Get Rich, Feel Rich, and Stay Rich. The piece contrasts those who make a lot of money and are unhappy with those who make relatively little and are joyful. Here's a summary of their thinking: Wealth is relative. Those are probably the three most important words in personal finance. Gary makes $25,000 a week and feels inadequate. […]

Putting the brakes on aggressive driving’s exorbitant cost

According to a new survey from Insure.com, the most expensive 2014 car to insure in the United States is the $110,000 Nissan GT-R Track Edition, which requires a few bucks less than $3,200 in premiums to cover for 12 months. The super car is better known in some quarters as “Godzilla,” for it is a monster that emigrates from Japan. […]