May 19, 2014

Naked With Cash: Jake and Allie, April 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. […]

Best Business Credit Cards of 2014

You don’t need to have 1,000 employees and a mahogany-walled board room to reap the rewards from business credit cards this year. […]

What’s Left Behind

Whenever a person makes a significant change in their life, some things are gained and some things are lost. Ideally, the things that are gained outweigh the things that are lost, but that doesn’t mean that the exchange was purely positive. When changing one’s life, there are some things that are left behind. […]

WATCH: 7 DIY Fails That Will Inspire You to Call an Expert

What makes a project a good Do-it-yourself candidate? Low-risk, for one: making a collage isn’t going to implode your roof, and cutting up your old denim to make a quilt isn’t going to result in a trip to the emergency room. (Unless of course you forget to take the jeans off before starting…) But some home projects just shouldn’t be attempted by anyone other than a professional. Don’t believe it? […]

Reader Mailbag: Graduation Season

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Auto refinancing 2. New direction 3. Supporting local businesses 4. “Driving into the ground” perspective 5. Bad neighborhood, cheap rent 6. Ups and downs 7. Credit card debt first steps 8. How is a 401(k) bad? 9. […]

Deals on wheels: Should you buy your child a car?

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. As far as I know, only one reader of Get Rich Slowly knows me personally. And last week, I was having lunch with my one-person fan club. (Actually, I am not sure she’s even a fan, but she did buy my lunch. Thanks, Lisa!) “You really stirred up some controversy with one of your recent posts,” Lisa said, a forkful of salad in hand. […]

Top Ten Money Recommendations for Every Age

As you might imagine, I get lots of requests from publishers who want to send me a book to review on Free Money Finance. […]

6 Ways a More Expensive Hotel Room Can Save You Money

When you book a hotel room, the price tag is not everything. If you pay attention to what's included in the nightly rate, you may find that a more expensive hotel room could give you much more value than the budget options. Here are several add-ons and features that may make the premium you pay for an expensive room worth it. 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Cost Effective Things to Do This Memorial Day

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on cost effective things to do this Memorial Day, saving on moving, and affordable wedding venues. Top 5 Articles 51 Cost Effective Things to do This Memorial Day — Organizing a BBQ or going for a hike are just a couple cost effective things to do this Memorial Day. […]

Are Your Lights Making You Tired?

It's the middle of the afternoon, and you've reached The Slump. You know, that time in the afternoon, usually about two hours after lunch, when all you want to do is curl up on the floor under your desk and take a nap. Many of us would head to the vending machine or kitchen for a little pick-me-up filled with caffeine and sugar, and it would help, for a short while. […]

Tips From a Hostage Negotiator That Anyone Can Use

If you've ever pondered the ins and outs of hostage negotiation, today's your lucky day, punk. Michael E. Witzgall — tactical consultant, author, and teacher at the Charlie Mike Enterprises, a hostage rescue and SWAT school — offers his expert knowledge, divulges a few dos and don'ts of negotiating, and details some of the finer points to remember when somebody's life is on the line. […]

5 Incredible Places to Retire Abroad That Anyone Can Afford

The idea of retiring to some far-flung locale replete with warm weather, ample shoreline, and a favorable exchange rate is an attractive notion to many people. Indeed, searching for the hot new country in which to buy retirement property has become something of a sport for many folks in their golden years. […]

How to save money on airline fees

The summer travel season is almost upon us. In the past, finding good airfare deals used to take the most time, while booking the tickets only took a couple of minutes. Now, it goes like this: You spend hours trying to find a good airfare deal and get excited when you find an awesome deal! […]

5 Scary Thoughts Everyone Has During a Job Interview

What do you think about when you hear the word "interview?" Does it invoke feelings of dread, terrifying memories, and lucid nightmares? Or perhaps your experience with the interview process has been decidedly more positive. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, there are a number of thoughts almost everyone has during an interview. […]