June 6, 2014

STOP: 10 Words to Never Use at Work

Assuming you have a place of work right now, you likely did something very right in an interview. Maybe you even successfully avoided these 10 Words to Never Use in a Job Interview. So that's the good news. The bad news is that minding your tongue still matters now that you've got the job, and the wrong word still has the power to separate you from said job. […]

Reducing the Cost of a Summer Road Trip

This summer, my family is going on a very long road trip to multiple national parks, a stop at Disneyworld, visits with relatives, and many little side trips and journeys along the way. We are going to see large parts of the United States and do it all in an automobile. No matter how we slice it, it’s going to be fairly expensive. […]

20 Cute and Frugal DIY Clothes You Can Make for Your Kids

We recently covered some inexpensive ways to update a woman's wardrobe. Now? Well, it's time for the kids to get in on the fun! These projects cover the spectrum of sewing abilities from novice to expert — and many of them even use clothing you already have sitting in your child's (or your) closet. So, before you head to the donation center, check out these tutorials. […]

Best Money Tips: Affordable Presents for Dad

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on affordable presents for dad, getting a frugal start on summer, and how not to drown in student loan debt. Top 5 Articles 44 Affordable Presents for Dad — Need a gift for dad this Father's Day? Consider getting him golf ball soap or DIY shaving cream. […]

The Surprisingly Frugal Lifestyles of 12 Famous Superheroes

Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark are not just superheroes — they are major billionaires. They don't need Verizon or AT&T to make phone calls. Heck, they can afford to launch their own satellite networks. Can you bat-hear me now? Good! Batman and Iron Man are at the top of superhero food chain when it comes to financial well-being. […]

The Small Windfall

Every once in a while, I’ll get a big windfall. For example, not too long ago, one of my books was reprinted in Korean and I received a surprisingly nice advance from that, almost completely out of the blue. When I get a nice windfall like that, I usually do smart things with it. […]

Can “The Rich” Teach Us Anything About Money Philosophy?

I can think of two fairly recent instances in publishing that elucidate just how “the rich” or “the one percent” are different from everyone else, and we should all do ourselves a favor by studying their approach to money so we, too, can be monetarily wealthy. […]

One Thing You Need to Do to Be Happy and Improve Your Relationships

Few of us are naturally forgiving. We tend to hold on tightly to any slight, offense, or grievance directed our way. And what are the results of this behavior? It certainly isn't happiness. Positive emotions rarely accompany harbored pain. […]

Ask the Readers: What Do You Do When You’re Broke?

Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. J.D. recently launched the Get Rich Slowly course, a year-long guide on how to master your money. His non-financial writing lives at More Than Money. Last week, Mr. Money Mustache visited the Pacific Northwest. […]

Do These 5 Car Maintenance Tasks and Keep Your Car on the Road Forever

You know the feeling: You start the car, and there's a weird noise. Or the check engine light starts to flash halfway into a road trip. Or before leaving for work you discover a disturbing pool of liquid under the car. Pangs of fear course your nervous system, and you frantically check your online banking portal to see if taking the car in will kill your budget. […]

Investing Advice from Buffett

Fortune recently ran some investing advice from Warren Buffett. The whole article was quite interesting, but I want to highlight and comment on a couple points he made. Here's the first: You don't need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns. But if you aren't, you must recognize your limitations and follow a course certain to work reasonably well. […]

The 5 Best Electric Kettles

Whatever your daily routine, many people find themselves needing to boil water on occasion. Whether you're an avid tea drinker or you like a cup of instant coffee or soup from time to time, having an electric kettle can definitely come in handy. Kettles have several advantages over simply boiling water in a pot on the stove, including ease of pouring and shortened heating time. […]

The real cost of Toastmasters

Last year I became a charter member of our county’s Toastmasters Club.  Toastmasters is the international organization for public speaking and leadership. I wrote about how Toastmasters is the biggest public speaking training bargain on the planet.  Financially, it is a huge bargain.  The international dues are $6 per month: one cheese pizza.  Our club adds another $1/month for club expenses: one […]

Overwhelmed at Work and Home? You May Be Living on ‘Contaminated Time’

This post comes from Colleen Oakley at our partner site LearnVest. “There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” “I’m crazy busy.” “My to-do list is a mile long.” If you’re like most Americans, you likely say one (or all) of the above statements on a regular basis. A few years ago Brigid Schulte—a journalist for The Washington Post and a mother of two—did too. […]