March 19, 2014

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/20, 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 $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #WG2014 to participate. This week's topic: Saving on Your Weekend Getaway! Join us as we talk about saving on weekend getaway accommodations, transportation, and more. […]

Measuring Frugality

Most of the time, when I’m evaluating the usefulness of a frugal tactic, I convert that tactic into dollars per hour. […]

Ask the Readers $200 Giveaway: How Do You Stay in Contact with Family and Friends Without Breaking the Bank?

Staying connected to family and friends that live far away from you is important in maintaining your relationships with them. However, sometimes trying to keep in touch can be expensive! It is important to find frugal ways to stay connected so you don't have to spend an arm and a leg on communication costs. How do you stay connected to family and friends without breaking the bank? […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: OneNote Edition

Evernote is a software package I use several times each day. I use it for quick note keeping and some simple project organization. However, before I switched to using Evernote, I was a big user of Microsoft OneNote. I actually used that package for casual notes as well as organizing tons of different projects. Why did I switch? The cost was a big issue, as OneNote was part of Microsoft Office. […]

How to Accept Criticism and Become an Awesome Person

I like to think I take criticism pretty well. Unless it comes from my husband. If he complains about my cooking, well, let's just say that we won't be sharing polite conversation over dinner. (See also: How to Stay Married for 20+ Years) The truth is that criticism is very hard for just about anyone to deal with, never mind accept it gracefully or actually, you know, learn something from it. […]

4 Secrets to Eating Great Food for Cheap While Traveling

A hungry man is an angry man. And an angry man is a miserable traveler. After airfare and accommodation, food is likely to be one of the biggest expenses when you travel. Of course it's important that you enjoy local delicacies at your destination, but there are ways to do it without breaking the bank. (See also: 25 Secrets From Frugal Frequent Travelers) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on things successful people do before bed, principles of a marriage without money fights, and ways to lower your tax bill. Top 5 Articles 9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed — Successful people tend to meditate right before they go to bed. […]

14 Simple Ways to Make an Apartment a Home

Have you moved into a new apartment recently? Are you having trouble making it feel like it's yours? Check out these cheap decorating and design ideas that will turn your space from cold and drab to cozy and fab so you can feel at home again. (See also: Live Large in a Small Space) 1. […]

How to Get Someone to Accept Your LinkedIn Invitation

Once the domain of corporate types, LinkedIn is a must-have social network for everyone today no matter what career you have. The social network has done an incredible job curating interesting career-related content from top influencers, listing job opportunities, and giving people a path to connect with others on a professional level. […]

What is the Best Free Retirement Calculator?

I recently ran into a post that highlights the three best retirement calculators. It does a great job of detailing what the author considers to be the best options, including strengths and weaknesses, and summarizing the situation as follows: Free retirement calculators are plentiful on the web. These are three of the best, in my opinion. Try them. Try more than one. […]

The 5 Best Meat Grinders

While fresh meat can be ground using other devices such as a food processor, there are quite a number of reasons why you should consider purchasing a dedicated meat grinder, especially if you grind meat regularly. Pre-packaged ground meats come from hundreds of different animals, and you can never be sure which parts are going into each package. […]

What you need to know about the impending Obamacare deadline

Tick, tick, tick – March 31 is the new deadline to get health insurance coverage. This time, the government is digging in its heels. There will be no extension. Some say the government will cave in (again) and move the deadline, but that’s by no means a certainty. […]