July 24, 2014

Our Senior Editor Is Moving On: A Goodbye From Meg

Readers — after almost four years with Wise Bread, I’m moving on. My last day as senior editor of this site is this Friday, July 25. The change is bittersweet, as all good job moves should be. It’s been a delight to work with Wise Bread’s writers and staff, and to interact with you, the wonderful readers. […]

How Does a Company Care About Its Employees?

I’m in the middle, well probably the beginning, of a long-term organization project. I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff over the years, particularly since moving into a larger apartment seven years ago. If I want to live a more mobile life, I need to downsize somewhat. […]

Best Money Tips: The Lifehacks Edition

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on lifehacks and productivity! Top 5 Articles 25 Tiny Habits That Could Totally Change Your Life — Standing up every hour, on the hour could change your life. Sitting in silence for just a few minutes each day could too! […]

10 Dark-Side Motivations to Get You Out of Debt

We usually like to take the high ground when motivating ourselves. When it comes to getting out of debt, common reasons include "I want to put more money into a college savings fund" or "it will lower my insurance premiums." And yes, they're good reasons. […]

15 Life Skills You Can Learn in 30 Minutes or Less

Have 30 minutes? Great — that's just enough time to master some savvy skills that will improve your life for the long haul. And, really, it's the little things that count the most — from starting a budding music hobby to folding that darned fitted sheet the correct way and beyond. These activities are mostly free — and some can even save you some money! 1. […]

Music for Free – Comparing Nine Free (and Legal) Online Music Options

Right now, there are a ton of legal ways to listen to music online for free. Sure, you can buy mp3s so that you have complete freedom in terms of when and where you want to listen, but if you just want a radio-like service with a bit of control, there are many free options online for listening. Which one is best, though? It really depends on what you’re looking for. […]

9 Ways Staying on Budget Can Be Fun (Really!)

Ok, sure, "budget" isn't always synonymous with "rollicking good time." But there are ways to make the process more fun at every stage, from assessing your finances, to setting goals, to meeting those goals, to reaping the rewards. And the more fun you can make the process, the more likely you are to stick with your budget. […]

Why you must teach your children about money

Former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman has been researching the importance of teaching children about money, and she asked if she could share some things she’s learned. This is the first of two articles on the subject. Donna writes for Money Talks News and blogs about money and midlife at DonnaFreedman.com. […]

Want to Cut Costs on Your Next Vacation? Go Green

When you purchase an airfare, do you usually choose to pay a carbon offset fee? Have you even heard of a carbon offset fee? (It's a small amount to help compensate for the emissions from the flight.) The answer is very likely "no," and that's ok. […]

The 5 Best Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Bags

Going through airport security is already an arduous enough process without having to remove your laptop from your bag to scan separately, especially if you make frequent business trips. […]