August 20, 2014

Wells Fargo Improving Transaction Posting Order

Banks typically look for every possible instance to charge customers to fees. That’s why it’s particularly important to stay aware of your bank account balances. With the increasing popularity of automatic payments (outgoing) or automatic withdrawals (pulls), a poorly timed deposit can result in overdraft fees or insufficient funds (NSF) fees. […]

My DIY Adventures

Over the past few years, I’ve worked to improve my DIY skills.  Here are a few of the projects I’ve tackled – with an eye towards saving money and doing it myself. I replaced the garbage disposal below our kitchen sink. […]

My DIY Adventures

Over the past few years, I’ve worked to improve my DIY skills.  Here are a few of the projects I’ve tackled – with an eye towards saving money and doing it myself. I replaced the garbage disposal below our kitchen sink. […]

Best Low Interest Credit Cards of 2014

Before searching for the best low interest credit card, you should understand what “low interest” really means. Credit cards typically carry rates several times that of other types of credit, but you can find cards that offer a 0% intro APR for a given time period. One of the newest and best low APR credit cards on the market today is the Discover it® chrome. […]

Best Low Interest Credit Cards of 2014

Before searching for the best low interest credit card, you should understand what “low interest” really means. Credit cards typically carry rates several times that of other types of credit, but you can find cards that offer a 0% intro APR for a given time period. One of the newest and best low APR credit cards on the market today is the Discover it® chrome. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/21, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #ToothFairyCalculator to participate.  This week's topic: The Tooth Fairy! […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/21, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern for lively conversation and a chance to win a $200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards! Use #WBChat and #ToothFairyCalculator to participate.  This week's topic: The Tooth Fairy! […]

5 Work Habits From Country Music

Johnny Cash once described country music as, "three chords and the truth." Now, the hard-drinking Man in Black may not have necessarily been talking about work habits, but it turns out country is full of work wisdom. The value of putting in a solid day's work was a consistent theme of my Southern upbringing. […]

5 Work Habits From Country Music

Johnny Cash once described country music as, "three chords and the truth." Now, the hard-drinking Man in Black may not have necessarily been talking about work habits, but it turns out country is full of work wisdom. The value of putting in a solid day's work was a consistent theme of my Southern upbringing. […]

Best Money Tips: Negotiate Discounts and Freebies For Your Dream Wedding

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on negotiating discounts and freebies for your wedding, ways to go broke, and working out without a gym membership. Top 5 Articles How to Negotiate Discounts And Freebies for Your Dream Wedding — To negotiate discounts and freebies for your wedding, try to flatter your friends into helping for free. […]

Best Money Tips: Negotiate Discounts and Freebies For Your Dream Wedding

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on negotiating discounts and freebies for your wedding, ways to go broke, and working out without a gym membership. Top 5 Articles How to Negotiate Discounts And Freebies for Your Dream Wedding — To negotiate discounts and freebies for your wedding, try to flatter your friends into helping for free. […]

Should You Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

If you’ve been online in the past week or two, you have no doubt seen viral videos of strangers — and maybe even your friends — dumping buckets of ice over their heads. There is a charitable cause behind these videos. […]

Should You Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

If you’ve been online in the past week or two, you have no doubt seen viral videos of strangers — and maybe even your friends — dumping buckets of ice over their heads. There is a charitable cause behind these videos. […]

Are You Tipping Wrong? This Is What You Should Be Leaving

Do you ever wonder if you're being too stingy or too generous — or if you're supposed to tip someone for their services at all? What about when you go on vacation: do the rules change? […]

Are You Tipping Wrong? This Is What You Should Be Leaving

Do you ever wonder if you're being too stingy or too generous — or if you're supposed to tip someone for their services at all? What about when you go on vacation: do the rules change? […]

5 Things That Seem Like Savvy Buys But Are Actually Terrible Splurges

We all have an instance in which we thought we were making a smart purchase, but ended up paying unintended consequences. It's so tempting to take up an almost-too-good-to-be-true offer, but here are five purchases that sounds savvy but are actually terrible splurges. (See also: 6 Things That Seem Like Spurges But Are Actually Savvy Buys) 1. […]

5 Things That Seem Like Savvy Buys But Are Actually Terrible Splurges

We all have an instance in which we thought we were making a smart purchase, but ended up paying unintended consequences. It's so tempting to take up an almost-too-good-to-be-true offer, but here are five purchases that sounds savvy but are actually terrible splurges. (See also: 6 Things That Seem Like Spurges But Are Actually Savvy Buys) 1. […]

Frugality and Hoarding

Jerome sent me a great question for the reader mailbag, but I found that my answer was getting too long so I chose to spin my response off into its own post. Jerome asked this: One of the big ideas of frugality is to not waste anything. That just seems to lead to hoarding, though. […]

Frugality and Hoarding

Jerome sent me a great question for the reader mailbag, but I found that my answer was getting too long so I chose to spin my response off into its own post. Jerome asked this: One of the big ideas of frugality is to not waste anything. That just seems to lead to hoarding, though. […]

The 10 Most Low Effort Ways to Save Money Ever

Anyone bringing home a steady, reasonably sufficient paycheck can save. Not only that, but saving is one of the simplest acts of money management that you can engage in, and there are a lot of ways to make it happen. (See also: 101 Easy Ways to Save Around the House) To help you get started, try some — or all! — of the 10 of the most low-effort strategies for stocking your rainy-day fund. 1. […]