May 7, 2014

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The Coupon Rotation

Over the years, I’ve talked about several different methods Sarah and I have used to manage coupons at the grocery store. At first, I wasn’t really convinced that coupons were worth the time investment. We clipped them leisurely, mostly as a Sunday morning breakfast activity. A bit later, we started getting really organized. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Cookbook Edition

The internet provides an absolute mountain of recipes for people who want to find them. There’s a recipe out there for almost anything you want to cook. So why do I still love cookbooks? Honestly, I haven’t found a better system for browsing cohesive organized recipe collections. […]

One year later: The benefits and tragedies of self-employment

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Almost exactly a year ago today, I quit my full-time job to pursue my passion — writing. It was one of the proudest moments of my life, but it was also terrifying. I had spent the last six years working alongside my husband, a mortician, in the funeral industry. My job certainly wasn’t perfect; but it was stable, well-paying, and sometimes fun. […]

“Smart Pills” Will Soon Have You Swallowing Computers

Your doctor may soon be handing you tiny computers to swallow when telling you "take two and call me in the morning." That's because Proteus Digital Health, a British medical technology company, has recently begun large scale trials of its so-called "smart pills," equipped with tiny sensors to monitor your health from the inside out. Each pill contains a sensor the size of a pinhead, which, when p […]

10 Words to Never Use in a Job Interview

Job interviews are tough, if you're lucky enough to get one. A recent study found that 80% of the available jobs in the US are never advertised. And only 20% of people who apply for any given job actually get an interview. So, if you do have an interview lined up, congratulations; you've already beaten the odds. […]

8 Expensive Recipe Ingredients That Are Easy to Replace

As an avid home cook and baker, I've certainly had my fair share of mishaps in the kitchen. I've also learned some tricks along the way to make my hobby more rewarding and less expensive. As a vegetarian who favors vegan dishes, I've also become accustomed to substituting and swapping out certain foods. […]

Best Money Tips: Steps to Get Out of Debt

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on getting out of debt, beating rising food prices, and facts on your social security statement. Top 5 Articles 10 Steps to Get out of Debt — Get out of debt by making a plan and paying more than the minimum. […]

This Is How You Make a Restaurant-Quality Gourmet Burger at Home

The ingredients needed to make a restaurant-quality gourmet burger at home are not quite what you would think. Yes, great beef and a great recipe are part of the formula. You also need an interesting array of quality spices and toppings. You need an artistic bent, and a flair for sauces can't hurt. But what is the secret to creating the John Q. […]

7 of the Most Innovative, Useful, and Insane Desks

While you may not think about how your desk and workspace affects your productivity, recent studies show that there are definite links between office space and output. From standing desks to a giant desk shared by everyone in the office, here are seven of the most innovative and functional desks that improve your workspace and the quality of your work. […]

9 Great Cities for Job Seekers

While the unemployment rate is slowly declining (decreasing from 7.5% to 6.3% in 12 months) some cities across the US are faring better than others when it comes to job opportunities. Based on data that includes unemployment rates, median salaries, and surveys sent to 18,000 employers by Manpower, these are our picks for best cities to find a job in the US: 1. […]

Wills that leave values, not valuables

You’re accustomed to seeing personal-finance articles on this site, and a quick scan of the archives will reveal every imaginable personal-finance subject. You’ll find blogs about the best zero-percent-APR credit cards and how to track down the best high-yield savings accounts. You’ll spot posts on financial plans and funding home purchases and college educations. […]

Easy Personal Finance for Lazy People

Establishing good personal finance habits requires education, determination, and a plan. It can be a lot of work. But it doesn't have to be. And laziness definitely isn't (or at least it shouldn't be) an excuse to drop the ball. Personal finance is easy if you approach it with the right frame of mind. (See also: The Five Minute Budget) Let's start! 1. […]