June 26, 2014

3 Ways to Get a Legit Business Education Online

Business majors are in demand. A recent survey by Millennial Branding and Beyond.com found that 18% of companies are interested in hiring business majors — second only to the 27% of companies looking to hire engineering and computer majors. There's a need for people with business degrees, or at least business skills. […]

Best Money Tips: Benefits of Thrift Shopping

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on the benefits of thrift shops, ways to challenge yourself every day, and things financially successful people avoid doing. Top 5 Articles 20 Amazing Benefits of Thrift Shopping You Probably Never Expected — Did you know that when you thrift shop, you may discover designer products at a fraction of the price? […]

What I Learned on Father’s Day

On Father’s Day, I visited my dad, who is in the process of moving out of the house he has shared with his long-time girlfriend for the past thirteen or so years; she had been living in the house for about forty years, if I remember correctly. We met at the house, which was clear of almost all of its furniture, and walked into town. […]

Don't Ruin the Party: 11 Things Guests With Good Social Skills Never Do

Most parties don't require you to sign a contract at the front door. But all the same: by showing up, you've committed to a contract, albeit a non-verbal one. Your hosts agree to do everything reasonable to ensure your good time, and, basically, you agree to do everything reasonable to not make it blow up in their faces. […]

Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, May 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. […]

Simple Ways To Save Money While On Vacation

My family and I just recently returned from a week at the beach.  We had an awesome time – and we even figured out some simple ways to save money while on vacation. Check online for attraction discounts, coupons, and codes.  Our three kids like putt-putt and the water-park.  A simple online search, and I found coupons for both attractions.  We saved 50% on the putt-putt – and 60% at the water-park […]

18 Awesome Things You Can Do This Weekend for Under $10

Is your wallet a little deflated this weekend? Turn that frown upside down with this list of 18 awesome things you can do for under $10 — many of which are completely free. 1. Float Down a River Round up a few of your buddies and head to the nearest river for an afternoon of pure relaxation as you float your cares away. […]

50 Fun Free Activities My Family Enjoys

One of the most popular articles I’ve ever written for The Simple Dollar is 100 Things to Do During a Money-Free Weekend. […]

A Lot of People Don't Understand What an Investment Really Is. Do You?

We recently covered what money really is, and how you can harness it to suit your needs. Now it's time to take a look at investing. What is an investment, exactly, and how can you make an investment strategy work for you? First, let's start with a definition. […]

WATCH: The 10 Craziest Annual 4th of July Fireworks Displays

The 4th of July is upon us once again, which means it's time for a time-honored tradition: fireworks. In my family, the 4th of July is bigger than Christmas. My father took to his fireworks show with obsession, even joining a firework club at one point. So, I thought I would detail some amazing fireworks displays that you can see this year in the United States. Let's get started! 1. […]

The 5 Best Dehumidifiers

Anyone who has experienced humidity before knows just how uncomfortable and stifling it can be, especially within your own home. […]