August 4, 2014

7 Ways to Appreciate Life's Everyday Moments

It's easy to let "busy-ness" keep us from the sweetness in our lives. Learn how to slow the pace and capture the moments that really matter. It's rare to find someone complaining that they have too much time on their hands and don't have enough to do. Instead, we are all overcommitted, overscheduled, and overworked. […]

15 Actions Families Are Taking Today to Make College More Affordable

Since 2008, Sallie Mae has been producing a report about paying for college on an annual basis. Each year, the report surveys Americans across the country to determine their attitudes and actions surrounding funding for college tuition and expenses. This year’s report is extensive. […]

The World's 11 Craziest Frugal Hotels

I love a good hotel as much as the next guy. Unfortunately, many of those "good" hotels cost a pretty penny (or a lot of points) to stay at for just a night. But, luckily for all of us, it's a bright, big world out there, full of chic, hip hotels that won't break the bank! So, let's take a look at 11 budget hotels around the world (that are pretty cool, too)! […]

Best Money Tips: Ways for Families to Save Money in August

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on ways for families to save in August, items you should buy generic, and avoiding lifestyle inflation. Top 5 Articles 5 Ways for Families to Save Money in August — Families can save money this month by scoring with early Labor Day sales. […]

This Is What That Ticket You Got Will Do to Your Car Insurance Rate

There are two types of drivers in America: those who've received a ticket; and those who haven't. In the past five years, 25% of drivers have received traffic tickets. That's one in four. Of course, tickets can range from the minor (such as driving with a broken headlight), to the very serious (a DUI). […]

Here's How Simply Investing in Companies You Love Can Make You Rich

Putting money in the stock market can seem scary and overwhelming, but there's an approach to making money that even the newest investor can understand. […]

Honey progress report: More milestones edition

This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. Last year’s August update was full of good news, and it seems to be a yearly tradition! I will go over each update and its impact on my life, but the bottom line is: My student loan balance now starts with an eight! Jake paid off his credit card debt! I got a raise! […]

10 Things Healthy People DO NOT Have in Their Homes

So, we've already covered the 10 items that healthy people are likely to have in their homes. But what about those things you won't find in their closets and shelves? Let's take a look and see! 1. Junk Food If you peek into the refrigerator and pantry of a healthy person, you will likely not find a lot of boxed, processed goods. You won't find cans of sugary soda. […]

What Outdoor Feature Would You Most Like for Your Home?

Money magazine asked its readers what outdoor feature they'd most like for their homes. Their responses: Pool -- 30% Deck -- 28% Screened-in porch -- 26% Kitchen -- 16% It's funny to see this question since we're now debating this ourselves (given we have a new home). What do we want most? […]

The Only 3 Quick and Easy Salad Dressing Recipes You'll Ever Need

One of my least favorite things to buy is salad dressing. I end up standing in the aisle and staring at countless bottles, reading the weird ingredients and thinking about how I will inevitably end up throwing out half of the bottle. My pain continues when I reach the check-out. Since when did oil and some dried herbs cost so much? […]

Are You Getting Ahead or Falling Behind?

People have long spoken of “haves” and “have-nots,” but perhaps never in modern times has the economy seemed so separated between those who seem to be getting ahead and those who are falling behind. What complicates things is that appearances can be deceptive. The easy availability of debt can make a household believe it is living well when in fact it is working itself into trouble. […]

Some surprising help turned my long search for new windows into a low-cost (or lower-cost) reality

Darci SwisherI was clicking around the Groupon app one evening on my iPad when I ventured beyond the food and drink deals I normally scout to ones for home services. I expected to find discounted housecleaning, not a significant savings on windows and installation. […]