December 11, 2015

Balance Transfer Cards for Fair, Average or Excellent Credit

Are you still wrestling down holiday debt? Zero-interest balance transfer credit card offers can help you meet this challenge, but only if you know what to look for. Otherwise, you will end up paying interest anyway, which is exactly what the credit card companies hope will happen. […]

Best Money Tips: Times to Ignore Traditional Financial Advice

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on when you should ignore traditional financial advice, things you can’t return to Amazon, and hacks to help you stay focused at work. Top 5 Articles 6 Times You Should Ignore Traditional Financial Advice — You... […]

The Right Way to Use Your Credit Cards This Holiday Season

For most of us, the arrival of the holidays signals an uptick in spending. Presents for family members and travel expenses on the way to Grandma’s house add up quickly. One way I lessen this burden is by using my holiday spending to top off the rewards points and miles I’ve earned on my credit cards throughout the year. However, different cards yield different benefits. […]

Using Personal Finance Data to Drive Smart New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, near the end of the year, I like to take a look at the personal finance data I’ve accumulated over the preceding 12 months in order to see if I’m making any mistakes and if we should be making some changes in the coming year. Mostly, what I do is multiply our monthly budget by 12 and then see how close we are to our target in each category. […]

15 DIY Holiday Gifts Under $15

The average adult will spend a whopping $882 on gifts this holiday season, according to estimates by the American Research Group. […]

How Women Can Close the Retirement Savings Gap

As a recent Vanguard study showed, men have approximately 50% more money saved for retirement than women. Shocked and saddened by this, I wanted to dig a little deeper. Not only did I want to know why women have smaller account balances, but I wanted to know what they could do about it, too. So I did what a lot of writers do: I asked for experts to chime in on the topic. […]

What’s your best personal finance tip?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. We started a project on our Facebook page a couple days ago. […]