July 8, 2014

Frugal Mail Escort: Date Night With My Unopened Letters

This is an open letter to the unopened mail in my home.Dear Mailbox and Letter Piles:Yes. I am ignoring you. You’re full of it. It being: bills, checks, notices, warning letters and coupons and other junk. I am addressing our relationship because dealing with unopened mail is the fourth item on my list of 14 Declarations of Financial Independence.Where do I begin? […]

10 Smart Ways to Make Yourself Love Saving Money

Like most people, I have a love-hate relationship with saving. On one hand, I love saving because my endgame is always an investment that I'm confident will change my life for the better. On the other, saving causes me to cut back, miss out on certain activities, and otherwise frown when I'd rather be spending money on frivolous and fun things instead of staring at it in my online bank account. […]

Best Money Tips: Make Veterinary Bills More Affordable

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on making veterinary bills more affordable, building a new job wardrobe on the cheap, and saving money when you move. Top 5 Articles 15 Ways to Make Veterinary Bills More Affordable — To make veterinary bills more affordable, go to a college of veterinary medicine. […]

5 Ways to Turn Your Walk Into a Real Workout

Summer is the season for getting fit and strong, for strolling and striding outdoors. Did you know you could be getting more from your morning walk? It's true! And it's as simple as upping the intensity or heading to a new location. Before you lace up for your next loop around town, be sure to check out these tips and tricks. (See also: 25 Reasons You Should Take a Walk) 1. […]

If You Don’t Like Your Job, Get Another One

This little tidbit of advice gets passed around frequently, whether by employers who feel justified in their poor treatment of employees or by motivational speakers who want to see the masses take control over their professional lives: If you don’t like your job, get another one. Many people spend years of their lives — perhaps decades — working in unpleasant jobs. […]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Your Phone Bill?

For many of us, mobile phones (be they smart or dumb) are essential tools in our daily lives. We can't live without them...but we sure can try to lower the cost of using them! How do you save on your phone bill? Can you lower the cost even more by eliminating certain features or functions? […]

Setting Powerful Short-Term Personal Finance Challenges … And 25 Examples to Get You Started

Much of our day-to-day lives has personal finance implications. We’re constantly making choices that either directly spend money or use up resources that are going to have to be replaced. When we eat, we shop, we go to work – all of those things, and many many more, have financial impact. At the same time, humans are routine-oriented people. […]

Trading Options Is a Sound Investment (and It's Simpler Than You Think!)

It's nice to have options. You know, choices. It's good to have them. We seem to feel safer, more secure, and more in charge when we have more than one possible path set before us. […]

Are you ready for a major power outage?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Have you considered how your life would freeze to a standstill if a general outage cut electric power for more than two or three days? As every summer dawns, it’s a question more and more people ask, because demand for electric power is growing inexorably, and summertime is when the grid always gets strained to the max. […]

15 Career-Threatening Work Habits That No One Will Tell You About

Passed over for a promotion? Feeling stuck in your job? Maybe you are feeling invisible. There could be a reason — or reasons — your career is going nowhere. And the worst part? Nobody is telling you what you're doing wrong. Does any of this look like the work you? 1. […]

The 5 Best Counterop Burners

For those who find themselves running out of space on their kitchen stove while preparing a holiday feast or potluck, or frequently cooking on the go, a countertop burner may be a perfect solution. […]