June 11, 2014

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/12, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Keeping Dinner Time Frugal! Learn about meal planning, budget meals, and more! […]

Think the Housing Bubble Was Bad? Check Out These Other Crazy Investment Bubbles

A couple of months ago, an in-law gifted my five-year-old twins a five foot tall box filled entirely with beanie babies. My daughters were thrilled as they sorted through a hundred or so miniature toys. My husband grabbed a pair of scissors and started to cut the tell-tale Ty tags from beanie ears and for a moment I silently screamed "No! […]

Maintaining Professional Bridges

Unexpected twists and turns happen all of the time in our professional lives. A child is born, causing a parent to start staying at home. A side business takes off. A spectacular job offer appears out of the blue. A severe illness occurs. A person is burnt out on their current career and needs a change. […]

Best Money Tips: Money Saving Tips for Families

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on money saving tips for families, saving on your electric bill, and making a great impression on your interviewer. Top 5 Articles 15 {Surpisingly Simple} Money Saving Tips for Families — Selling what you no longer need and avoiding being over-insured are just a couple money saving tips for families. […]

7 Surprising Cooking Hacks That Save Time

We all need to find ways to save time, if for no other reason than we need adequate time to rest and relax. Food prep can take up a significant amount of time, and if we've had a long day, we're likely to order take-out or grab food that's quick, easy, and less-than-nutritious. Here are seven surprising cooking hacks that will keep our tummies satisfied while saving time. […]

5 Reasons Why Science Says It's Okay to Be Lazy

How many of your Facebook statuses read, "Should be [insert productive activity], but instead I'm lying here watching the 'Storage Wars' marathon"? Some blame human laziness on modern technology — conveniences like cars and pre-cooked bacon strip us of the need to be active, while inventions such as television tempt us into immobility. […]

Take Back Toe (and Links)

Over the last several days, I’ve had a ton of fun playing Take Back Toe, a simple game that just requires forty markers (you can use anything) and a six sided die. It’s a free game – here are the rules. It takes about fifteen minutes to play and the rules are extremely simple, but while you’re playing, you find that the decisions are actually really tricky. […]

20+ Freebies for College Students

"This is the worst possible year to graduate from college in history." I heard this exact same phrase back in 2002, then again in 2007, and yet again in 2009 as I completed my university studies in those years. Yet, I found that there was no need to be so gloomy. (See also: 8 Financial To-Dos for College Freshmen) Yes, college costs are still on the rise. […]

7 Ways Doing Nothing Will Make You More Productive

We take classes, read self-help articles and drink energy drinks just to push ourselves to the next level of performance. Time is money, and we only have to much of it in a day, so we take calls on the bus and bring our laptops on vacation. We assume not working is the opposite of productivity, but that's not always true. Sometimes, doing absolutely nothing is the best way to achieve your goals. […]

Becoming friends with your future self

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. I fight splurges less often than I used to, but the urge still pops up occasionally. Sometimes, it’s okay to splurge; but mostly, I find myself wanting to resist temptation. There are a few questions I ask when I’m mulling over a purchase: Do I have money saved for this? Do I feel like I’m stealing money from a financial goal? […]

Nine Steps to Manage Your Money in Retirement

The book The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty: Answers to Your Most Important Money Questions lists nine steps to manage your money in retirement as follows (along with my comments): 1. Review your situation -- make sure you know your net worth. I listed this as step #1 to having great finances. 2. Maintain at least a year of cash. […]

The 5 Best Electric Razors

Many people may find little reason to choose an electric razor over their trusty manual razor, as the investing price may be too high to pay for a more portable shaver that cuts quicker rather than closer. […]

Is The American Dream Dead?

Is the American dream dead? A majority of people say it is, according to the recently announced CNN Money survey, as well as several others done at academic institutions like Xavier and Youngstown universities and other private organizations. […]