The Struggle to Find Meaning and Purpose in Financial Progress

When I go back and read some of the earliest articles I wrote for The Simple Dollar, I see someone truly enjoying the process of discovery of new frugal tactics and financial strategies. Don’t get me wrong, I still love finding new techniques, but when I was first starting out, all of the ideas were new to me. All of the strategies were new to me. […]

The Struggle to Find Meaning and Purpose in Financial Progress

When I go back and read some of the earliest articles I wrote for The Simple Dollar, I see someone truly enjoying the process of discovery of new frugal tactics and financial strategies. Don’t get me wrong, I still love finding new techniques, but when I was first starting out, all of the ideas were new to me. All of the strategies were new to me. […]

The Value of the Roadside Attraction

This summer, my family and I are going on a lengthy road trip vacation through the South, touching the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida, and possibly portions of Alabama and Missouri. […]

Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite MasterCard® Review

When Barclaycard rebranded to “Barclays” and announced they would offer a new travel credit card earlier this year, rewards enthusiasts were ecstatic. The new would offer 2x miles on all purchases like its predecessor, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®. […]

10 Repairs That Aren't Your Landlord's Responsibility

One of the benefits of being a renter as opposed to being a homeowner is that the landlord is responsible for many costly home-improvement projects, like replacing a leaky roof or updating dying appliances. But not all domestic damage is his or her responsibility. What exactly are you on the hook... […]

10 Repairs That Aren't Your Landlord's Responsibility

One of the benefits of being a renter as opposed to being a homeowner is that the landlord is responsible for many costly home-improvement projects, like replacing a leaky roof or updating dying appliances. But not all domestic damage is his or her responsibility. What exactly are you on the hook... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Make Money Flipping Houses

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on steps to take if you want to make money flipping houses, expert tips for mobile banking security, and how to create a stunning summer style. Top 5 Articles 10 Essential Steps to Make Money Flipping Houses — Real... […]

Best Money Tips: How to Make Money Flipping Houses

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on steps to take if you want to make money flipping houses, expert tips for mobile banking security, and how to create a stunning summer style. Top 5 Articles 10 Essential Steps to Make Money Flipping Houses — Real... […]

Do You Have These Key Character Traits for Investing Success?

Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, summed up the key to investing success like this: "Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing." Let's say you and I have ordinary intelligence and want to... […]

How to Score a First or Business Class Seat With Rewards Points

There's a practical reason to save up miles to fly first or business class: You often get more value per mile than you do on a coach trip. But the real reason that I've been gathering miles for my first international business class trip isn't so practical. It's fanciful. I want a flight attendant... […]

How to Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions by the End of Summer

As another school year goes into the history books, and summer vacation is in full swing, there is an elephant in the room. What about all those goals you wanted to achieve back in January? Since close to half of New Year's resolutions are abandoned after a month, there's a good chance you've... […]

How to Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions by the End of Summer

As another school year goes into the history books, and summer vacation is in full swing, there is an elephant in the room. What about all those goals you wanted to achieve back in January? Since close to half of New Year's resolutions are abandoned after a month, there's a good chance you've... […]

Best Deals for Friday 06/22

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Best Deals for Friday 06/22

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Thermometer, 60% OFF, and more... SAVE up to 90% OFF 1 Year Better Homes &... […]

The Wisdom of Frugality: What Is Simplicity?

This is the first entry in an eight-part weekly series that provides a detailed look at the book The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott. When I first read The Wisdom of Frugality two years ago, shortly after its publication, I was struck more than anything about the depth of the connection between philosophy and frugality. […]

When Veterans Should (and Shouldn’t) Use a VA Loan

If you’re a veteran who’s thinking of purchasing a home or refinancing the home you have, you may want to consider a VA loan instead of conventional financing. This government loan program was created to help members of the armed forces, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. VA loans come with plenty of perks. According to the U.S. […]

When Veterans Should (and Shouldn’t) Use a VA Loan

If you’re a veteran who’s thinking of purchasing a home or refinancing the home you have, you may want to consider a VA loan instead of conventional financing. This government loan program was created to help members of the armed forces, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. VA loans come with plenty of perks. According to the U.S. […]

Should You Get Life Insurance for Your Kids?

My father was a financial planner, and he got his start by selling insurance. That meant Dad had some very strong opinions about insurance in general, and life insurance in particular. He was not shy about sharing those opinions with a captive audience — aka, his daughter. Even though I... […]

Should You Get Life Insurance for Your Kids?

My father was a financial planner, and he got his start by selling insurance. That meant Dad had some very strong opinions about insurance in general, and life insurance in particular. He was not shy about sharing those opinions with a captive audience — aka, his daughter. Even though I... […]

Best Money Tips: 5 Parts of an Airplane You Shouldn't Touch

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on the parts of an airplane you should avoid, pool exercises that help boost weight lost, and timesaving gardening tips for busy people. Top 5 Articles These Are the 5 Parts of the Airplane to Avoid, According to Experts... […]