April 29, 2014

Five Children’s Books That Teach Useful Money Tactics

This article was first published at U.S. News and World Report Money. As a proud parent of three children, I’ve read many, many, many children’s books over the last decade. Some were wonderful, while others were completely forgettable. […]

The Internal Feeling of Success

I don’t think there’s a better feeling in the world than having succeeded at some large goal. That moment when you send in your last mortgage payment? It’s magic. That day when you sign the papers to get your first novel published? Unparalleled. That day you managed that ten minute or eight minute or six minute mile? […]

Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, March 2014

Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. […]

The new way to get rich slowly

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. The face of getting rich slowly is changing right before our eyes, even as the status quo is failing. […]

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

Mother's Day is coming up! Retail stores all say they know just what you should get for your mom, but their offerings aren't always the most budget-friendly...or what your mom wants at all! You don't need flowers and/or jewelry to make May 11 a special day for the mothers in your life. How do you celebrate Mother's Day frugally? […]

Do These 26 Things to Make This Year the Best Year Ever

There was a time when life was full of new experiences. I went dancing and took night classes. We camped out all day to see "The Empire Strikes Back" — no cell phones, no tablets, just lawn chairs and a cooler full of drinks and snacks. I competed for Ms. […]

9 Ways to Protect Your Personal Time From Work and Be Happier

Consider yourself fortunate if you enjoy your work. There are probably millions of people who go to jobs that they hate each day, which makes for a long, frustrating work week. And if the salary isn't commensurate with the level of responsibility, it's like tossing salt on an open wound. […]

Best Money Tips: Hacks to Earn More Money With Less Work

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on simple hacks to earn more money with less work, negotiating with wedding vendors, and saving for your family vacation. Top 5 Articles 10 Mind-Blowingly Simple Hacks to Earning More Money With Less Work — Earn more money with less work by increasing your rates and grouping similar tasks into batches. […]

5 Things You Can Resell on eBay That Make the Most Money

Sometimes, it's easy to feel like eBay's moment in the sun has passed — at least as a seller. The heady days of flipping almost any item for a stratospheric profit may be over, but the market is still rife with opportunity for sellers willing to do a little research and find veins of hot "sleeper" items that are underserved by other listers. […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Laptop Safe When Traveling

Leaving your laptop at home is supposedly going to help you relax, but what if you're more anxious without your laptop? You may not be working during the trip, but there could be possible emergencies to handle. […]

The Cheapest Way to Fly to Europe

Everyone loves a quick holiday in Europe. Okay, probably not everyone, but find me a person who would turn down a free flight to Europe, and I'll stand corrected. Many of my friends, family, and colleagues, who know my obsession with travel and miles, will ask what are the best deals for flying to Europe. There are several options available to you, the traveler, that I'm happy to detail below! […]

This Might Be the Best Travel Rewards Program (No Matter What Airline You Fly)

There are so many different types of reward programs that offer miles and points that it can be very difficult for those newer to the world of rewards credit cards and (almost) free travel to know where to start. If you're interested in diving in, a very good place to consider starting is with the Chase Ultimate Rewards program. […]