July 14, 2014

Best Money Tips: The Retirement Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on retirement! Top 5 Articles All You Need to Know About Saving for Retirement — When you start saving for retirement, try to save 10%-15% of your income. […]

11 Things You Can Do in Philadelphia That You Can't Do Anywhere Else

Philadelphia is nestled snugly between the nation's capital and New York City, the largest city in the U.S. Like a middle sibling that's often overshadowed by its other siblings, it's no wonder the city of brotherly love is often overlooked or — even worse — gets a bad rap. […]

How I Became a Used Car Dealer, for a little while

This is the beginning of our 2003 update.  This update I am doing a little bit different, I am breaking it up into several consecutive posts and on the last one I will post the net worth update for 2003 followed by a glance at our 2003 budget. By doing it this way I can […] […]

When is it NOT okay to spend money?

The blog A Young Pro had this year-old article in his Twitter feed recently.  The title: “When is it Okay to Spend Money?” He recounts the story of a really bad week with his car.  He gets in an accident, and then locks his only set of car keys in the car, while the car was running. If it were I, the only thing more depressing would be finding out that my daughter has started listening to Hanson. […]

How to Attend a Wedding for Cheap (Without Actually Looking Cheap)

Summer is wedding season, and if, like me, you're at that age when all your friends are tying the knot, it can be a nightmare for your pocketbook. Modern weddings seem to be more elaborate than ever, piling on the costly obligations for guests who just want to show the happy couple some love. […]

Questions About Clotheslines, Old Credit Cards, Pens, and $2 Bills

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Buying a house for mom 2. Is Roth IRA enough? 3. Serenity prayer 4. Ice machines and hotels 5. Using a small clothesline 6. Question editing 7. Wealth and tactics 8. Guilt from covering needs 9. Buy it for life: pens 10. […]

Hate Budgeting? How a Percentage-Based Budget Might Work for You

I've heard just about every excuse in the book for not making a budget. I've even excused my own way out of budgeting more times than I care to admit. What I've learned in the process is that just like diet and exercise plans or productivity goals, budgets aren't one-size-fits-all. […]

Working from home … with distractions

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Although I have liked almost every job I’ve ever had, I decided early on in my professional career that the most important thing to me was schedule flexibility. And so, I gravitated toward jobs that were flexible, and each new job had more flexibility than the last. I haven’t had a strict schedule since 2007, and I have to say, I like it like that. […]

5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise

There are lots of websites and apps out there that will help you track your eating and log your miles. However, these programs are typically the most useful for those individuals who have a great internal drive or commitment to healthy living. Or at very least, the motivation to remember to log in and stick to the plan. What about the rest of us who need a little (or a big) push? […]

Is Rental Real Estate Really Passive Income?

Fox Business has an interesting post on passive income in general and rental real estate as passive income in specific. After having been a rental real estate investor for two years now, I definitely have some thoughts on this issue.But let's start with what Fox says. […]

This One Thing Will Get You to $1 Million (Tax-Free!)

We're surrounded by financial advice, often in the form of lists containing 10 (or 25! or 50!) things you can do to help solve a particular problem. While much of this information is useful, it can also be overwhelming. Where do you begin? […]

The Cost of More

We have become a nation of “more is better.” We want more of everything — more toys for our kids, more cars in the driveway, more shoes in the closet, and more bathrooms in the house. Our houses, garages, dumpsters and lives are filled with Stuff. With a toddler around, I’m very tempted to fill the house will cute clothes and fun toys. […]

Go to the movies? At these prices it’s got to be a great flick to get me off the couch

Alissa FleckIf you decide to spend a night out at the movies, you better be certain you’re going to love that film. In my opinion, movie-going has become too expensive to be a casual pastime anymore. The theater industry says the average ticket costs right around $8, but that has to include discounted prices for kids [...]Go to the movies? […]