August 25, 2014

Best Money Tips: Strategies for Fixing Common Budget Problems

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on strategies for fixing budget problems, simple DIY frugal tips, and smart money moves for college students. Top 5 Articles Nine Strategies for Fixing Common Budget Problems — If your budget categories estimates are off, start your budget from scratch. […]

Best Money Tips: Strategies for Fixing Common Budget Problems

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on strategies for fixing budget problems, simple DIY frugal tips, and smart money moves for college students. Top 5 Articles Nine Strategies for Fixing Common Budget Problems — If your budget categories estimates are off, start your budget from scratch. […]

Best Deals for Monday 08/25

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Up to 60% off GUESS Factory Sale, Up to 30% off major appliances at Best Buy, Oral-B Pulsonic Sonic Electric Toothbrush for $35, and more! […]

Best Deals for Monday 08/25

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Up to 60% off GUESS Factory Sale, Up to 30% off major appliances at Best Buy, Oral-B Pulsonic Sonic Electric Toothbrush for $35, and more! […]

4 Ways Your Mind Can Make You Rich

When I was in my early 20s, I had a lovely photograph of a solitary woman hanging in my bedroom. My mother suggested that I switch it out for a picture of a couple. […]

4 Ways Your Mind Can Make You Rich

When I was in my early 20s, I had a lovely photograph of a solitary woman hanging in my bedroom. My mother suggested that I switch it out for a picture of a couple. […]

Naked With Cash: Brian, July 2014

Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. […]

Naked With Cash: Brian, July 2014

Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. […]

18 Pantry Foods That Keep Longer Than You Think

There's a big difference between the "use-by" and "sell-by" dates on a bottle of ketchup. Americans in particular are notorious for throwing out perfectly good eats, a habit that has recently given life to a grocery store of expired foods, that are still safe to eat. […]

18 Pantry Foods That Keep Longer Than You Think

There's a big difference between the "use-by" and "sell-by" dates on a bottle of ketchup. Americans in particular are notorious for throwing out perfectly good eats, a habit that has recently given life to a grocery store of expired foods, that are still safe to eat. […]

Questions about Silver Certificates, Microwaves, Outlet Stores, TVs, and More!

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. Figuring out financial goals 2. Credit card sign up bonus 3. Child not worth cost? 4. Saving in a Roth IRA 5. Water is cheap but… 6. Outlet stores and quality 7. Musicians and money 8. Confused about buying a TV 9. […]

Questions about Silver Certificates, Microwaves, Outlet Stores, TVs, and More!

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. Figuring out financial goals 2. Credit card sign up bonus 3. Child not worth cost? 4. Saving in a Roth IRA 5. Water is cheap but… 6. Outlet stores and quality 7. Musicians and money 8. Confused about buying a TV 9. […]

How to Ensure You Get the Home Loan You Want

My husband and I recently bought our second home. Surprisingly, the process was far more involved than it was the first time around, just six short years ago. Not only did we have to sell the house we were living in, but the application for our new home loan also seemed much more complex and involved. […]

How to Ensure You Get the Home Loan You Want

My husband and I recently bought our second home. Surprisingly, the process was far more involved than it was the first time around, just six short years ago. Not only did we have to sell the house we were living in, but the application for our new home loan also seemed much more complex and involved. […]

Preventing failure before it is an option

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When I wrote an article about poverty, I wasn’t sure where Brandon and Leah, the two people I shared about, would be in the next few months. I needn’t have wondered. Turns out, nothing has changed. […]

Preventing failure before it is an option

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When I wrote an article about poverty, I wasn’t sure where Brandon and Leah, the two people I shared about, would be in the next few months. I needn’t have wondered. Turns out, nothing has changed. […]

9 Cheapest Dates That Don't Seem So Cheap

Going out on dates doesn't have to break the bank. There are tons of fun ideas that work great for first dates or tenth dates, and may even help set you apart from the other Drinks/Dinner Daters. (See also: 15 Frugal and Romantic Dates at Home) Here are nine cheap date ideas that won't make you look like a cheapskate. 1. […]

9 Cheapest Dates That Don't Seem So Cheap

Going out on dates doesn't have to break the bank. There are tons of fun ideas that work great for first dates or tenth dates, and may even help set you apart from the other Drinks/Dinner Daters. (See also: 15 Frugal and Romantic Dates at Home) Here are nine cheap date ideas that won't make you look like a cheapskate. 1. […]

Five Myths and Misconceptions about Indexing

Vanguard lists five myths and misconceptions about indexing as follows: Myth #1: Indexing only works in "efficient" markets Myth #2: Who wants to be "average"? Myth #3: You get what you pay for—Higher cost + Higher ratings = Higher returns Myth #4: Market-cap weighting overweights the overvalued Myth #5: Index funds underperform in bear markets The myths I want to highlight are #2 and #3 […]

Five Myths and Misconceptions about Indexing

Vanguard lists five myths and misconceptions about indexing as follows: Myth #1: Indexing only works in "efficient" markets Myth #2: Who wants to be "average"? Myth #3: You get what you pay for—Higher cost + Higher ratings = Higher returns Myth #4: Market-cap weighting overweights the overvalued Myth #5: Index funds underperform in bear markets The myths I want to highlight are #2 and #3 […]