July 11, 2014

The value of your financial data

Free Money Finance was one of the first personal finance blogs I commented on.  This was in 2005, so nearly … TEN years ago?!  Yikes. FMF is very successful, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him in real life.  I can attribute what I know of his success to a number of things, and one of those things is that he practices every bit the personal finance he writes about. Seventeen years of year-by- […]

Wealthy Shanghai Teens Are More Financially Savvy Than Average Americans

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently conducted a study, presenting a financial literacy test to fifteen-year-olds around the world, and has now published the group’s findings. The sample included 29,000 teens from eighteen countries (or, in the case of Belgium and China, two communities, Flemish and Shanghai). […]

Best Money Tips: The Health and Beauty Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on keeping your health and beauty costs low! Top 5 Articles 13 Healthy and Cheap Beauty Replacements — Instead of purchasing blush, use just a small dab of lipstick to get some color on your cheeks. […]

7 Ways to Eat More Slowly — and Lose More Weight

Several years ago, my father's best friend started bringing his own silverware to dinner at our house and requesting salad plates to eat off of. Despite the ribbing he endured from my father and their other friends, Arnold remained steadfast in the importance of his new habits. That's because he had discovered an important secret in being a healthy eater: small utensils. […]

The One Tool That Assures You Never Pay Too Much for Groceries

Couponing, price-matching, and clearance browsing are all valid ways to save big money on the food and supplies you need each week. Many books are written on these tactics, but there is one, less-exciting method that is often overlooked. (See also: Grocery Shopping for the Cheap and Lazy) What is it? […]

Personal Finance Data and Meaningful Decisions

A few months ago, I read a great article by Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com entitled Bridging the Analytics Gap. First, some background. Over the past fifteen years or so, there’s been a huge shift in how sports are analyzed. […]

Ask the Readers: Do singles need to plan differently for retirement?

This article is by editor Ellen Cannon. I’ve been single since I was divorced in my 30s, and I’ve been planning my retirement on the assumption that I will be single till the end of my days. I’m feeling comfortable financially with where I am in my plan. […]

6 Harmful Money Beliefs That Are Keeping You Poor

All action begins with thought. Even in our financial lives, how we think about money, the biases we hold about ourselves and money, and the money messages we receive from others influence our financial reality. (See also: 5 Stupid Things My Parents Taught Me About Money) If you're working to build a brighter financial future, don't let these six common money beliefs sabotage your success. 1. […]

Net Worth Gains through the Years

I love, love, love Quicken and have been using it for years -- almost two decades now. One thing I like so much about it is that it allows me to track my net worth and see my progress over time.I thought I'd share my net worth gains by year (from Quicken) to demonstrated how the path to growing your net worth is not one straight climb. Sometimes it's up a bit and sometimes it's up big. […]

This Is Why You Settle (and How to Stop)

Brand new research suggest even rats regret settling for second best. And while I'd be the first to agree that perhaps those researchers have too much time on their hands, it does raise an interesting point. Why do we continue to settle when we know we're going to regret it later? After all, we're all familiar with that icky sensation we get when we resign ourselves to taking less. […]

5 Creative Backyard Summer Activities for Kids

This post comes from Rachel Beger at our partner site Zing! School’s just about out for the summer, and that can only mean one thing: “Mom, I’m bored!” Ideas run out fast, especially when you’re not looking to leave the house every day, and you have a budget to abide by. […]