April 30, 2014

Introducing Skype Hub: 20+ Tips on How to Save Money

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/skypehub Check out our new section featuring tips on how to save money while keeping in touch with friends and family. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/1, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #WSMM to participate. This week's topic: When She Makes More! […]

Projection and the Spotlight Effect

All of us want to be socially accepted. We want to have people respect and like us in the community and we also want to avoid easy criticism. For many of us, the solution to that challenge is to “project.” We spend time thinking about how we appear to others and then look for ways to improve that appearance. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Library Edition

Once every few weeks, I spend an entire morning and early afternoon at the library. I take a notebook with me, grab a pile of personal finance books, and hide in the corner for several hours. I usually grab several newer books that I’ve never seen before along with some old favorites like Your Money or Your Life. My process is simple. […]

Money challenges: Why I’m OK with them, and a few of my favorites

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. I’m not usually a fan of gimmicks. But if the sole purpose of a gimmick is to save some extra cash, I guess I’m OK with it. We talked about this recently, but there seems to be a heightened interest in frugality lately. […]

6 Easy Ways to Be More Likable

As people, we all have a basic need to feel liked. But you don't need to be a glamorous celebrity or the most interesting man in the world to have people adore you. Often, it's just the simple things that can make a real difference. Here are some easy skills that anyone can use to instantly win over others, and also feel good in the process. […]

24 Places to Buy Inexpensive Natural Beauty Products

Inspect the label of conventional makeup, shampoo, or body lotion, and you'll find a long list of unpronounceable ingredients, many of which haven't been tested for their impact on human health or the environment. Tired of all the chemicals in cosmetics, many consumers are in the market for natural and organic alternatives. […]

How to Sell a House

If you're looking for the details on "how to sell a house", I'll cut to the chase: Bury a St. Joseph statue upside-down in your yard, facing toward the for-sale house. […]

3 Easy Ways to Save Money With Twitter

I spend a lot of time on Twitter. And by a lot of time, I mean "my-wife-needs-to-hide-my-phone-from-me" a lot of time. To justify all of my tweeting, I figured that I needed to prove that it could help us save some money. (See also: How to Break Your Social Media Habit) With some planning and these tips, you can use your Twitter account to help you save money, too. 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Accomplish Your Goals Faster

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on accomplishing your goals faster, following up after a job interview, and whether or not you are spending too much money on food. Top 5 Articles More Tips to Accomplish Your Goals Faster — If you want to accomplish your goals faster, get up 30 minutes earlier every day and have someone hold you accountable. […]

The New Kale: How to Cook This Summer's 8 Most Popular Vegetables

During my last journey through the produce department at my grocery store, I noticed something odd. The kale section had shrunk. Coincidentally, I had just read a less-than-enthusiastic food writer's review of kale cupcakes. Was the magic over? Were we kale-lovers passe? (See also: Easy Kale Recipes) Feeling curious, I did some research. What's hot these days? […]

How to Prevent Boomerang Kids From Ruining Your Retirement Budget

Times are tough. So tough that a record 36% of all millennial-aged adults lived with their parents, as of the most recent census report in 2012. Why, exactly, are today's youth moving home in droves, and how can parents help their adult kids without risking their own retirement solvency? […]

Have you considered these low-cost healthcare options?

We have a nephew who lives in Switzerland whose wife recently gave birth to their second son. She stayed in hospital for an entire week and the blessed event cost them … nothing. Contrast that with this report from the New York Times, detailing the high cost of childbirth in the States. Obamacare is an attempt by the Government to “do something” about the problem. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Unemployment Insurance

Most of us don't think about the possibility of losing our jobs at a moment's notice. However, that is exactly what happens to thousands of people every day across the United States. (See also: What You Need to Survive a Job Loss) If the unthinkable happens to you, it is important to know where to turn for unemployment help. […]