poker http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/10387/all en-US Ask the Readers: Do You Gamble? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-gamble <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-do-you-gamble" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/7314843906_b4953e6c29_z(1)-1.jpg" alt="Do You Gamble?" title="Do You Gamble?" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to </em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-gamble#comment-537616"><em>Kathryn</em></a><em>, </em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-gamble#comment-537088"><em>Ally</em></a><em>, and </em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-gamble#comment-537684"><em>Alice Mecoy</em></a><em> for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Chances are you've gone to a casino and played the slots or poker. Or maybe you've purchased a lottery ticket when the jackpot has been worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Most people have gambled at least once or twice in their lives. Some people only gamble when they head to Vegas or go on vacation to a destination with a casino. Others play the lottery on a daily basis.</p> <p><b>Do You Gamble?</b><span style="font-weight:normal">&nbsp;If yes, what is your favorite way to gamble? Playing the lottery? Heading to the casinos to play poker? If you don't gamble, what motivates you to keep your money in your pocket?</span></p> <p>Tell us whether or not you gamble and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; one for random comments, one for random Facebook &quot;Likes&quot;, and another one for random tweets.</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries (1 per action):</h3> <ul> <li>Go to our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wise-Bread/26830741467?ref=ts">Facebook page</a>, &quot;Like&quot; us, and leave a comment on this article telling us you did, or</li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/">Tweet</a> your answer. You have to be a follower of our <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@wisebread account</a>. Include both &quot;@wisebread&quot; and &quot;#WBAsk&quot; in your tweet so we'll see it and count it. Leave a link to your tweet (click the timestamp for the individual URL) in a separate comment.</li> </ul> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, June 25th at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winners will be announced after June 25th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us whether or not you gamble and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-gamble">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-421-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/21, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-at-400-cdt-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat for a Chance to Win Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-414-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/14, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/homeownership-highlights-from-our-chat-with-scott-matteson-from-michigan-state-university">Homeownership: Highlights from Our Chat With Scott Matteson from Michigan State University</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-can-guarantee-a-win-and-9-other-bizarre-facts-about-the-lottery">You Can Guarantee a Win and 9 Other Bizarre Facts About the Lottery</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements Ask the Readers blackjack casino gamble lottery poker Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:36:08 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 935178 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Escaping the Mundane http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-escaping-the-mundane <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-escaping-the-mundane" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/red-stapler-swingline-tedsblog-flickr-71871725_3f71d7d971_o.jpg" alt="red Swingline stapler" title="Brighten up your mundane work day!" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips"><strong>Best Money Tips</strong></a> roundup. Today, we tell you how watching movies can increase your money IQ, why the rich are leaving their mansions, and how to get stuff done after a tiring day at work!</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><strong>10 Movies That Can Teach You About Money</strong> &mdash; You don't have to read through a boring book on &quot;money management&quot; to get all the life lessons for handling cash. These movies can also help! <a href="http://blog.mint.com/how-to/10-movies-that-can-teach-you-about-money/">MintLife Blog</a></p> <p><strong>Are the Rich Walking Away From Million Dollar Mortgages?</strong> What's up with all the celebrities losing their mega-mansions? This piece helps put it into perspective. <a href="http://www.roshawnwatson.com/2010/07/are-rich-walking-away-from-million.html">Watson Inc.</a></p> <p><strong>Exhausted After Work</strong> &mdash; You know the scenario: You return home from work completely wiped out and there are more chores to be done! How do you overcome fatigue to get your household jobs tackled? This is encouraging reading. <a href="http://unclutterer.com/2009/01/16/ask-unclutterer-exhausted-after-work/">Unclutterer</a></p> <p><strong>5 Common Happiness Mistakes (Boosters) That Actually Do More Harm Than Good</strong> &mdash; Are you using any of these as a crutch? You might want to stop it. <a href="http://www.happiness-project.com/happiness_project/2010/07/5-common-happiness-mistakes-boosters-that-actually-do-more-harm-than-good.html">The Happiness Project</a></p> <p><strong>13 Tips for Enjoying Poker</strong> &mdash; The history of Wise Bread embedded in the joys of poker. For those of you who don't actually like it, however, these tips are for you! <a href="http://artofmanliness.com/2010/07/30/13-tips-for-enjoying-poker/">The Art of Manliness</a></p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><strong>Escaping the Mundane</strong> &mdash; Doing the same things over and over (especially in regards to defeating debt) can drain the life out of your life. Don't fall prey to the thought that frugality somehow equals deprivation. This article is an inspiration! <a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2010/07/31/escaping-the-mundane/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thesimpledollar+%28The+Simple+Dollar%29">The Simple Dollar</a></p> <p><strong>Save Money on Shipping With Free Boxes from USPS</strong> &mdash; While UPS and FedEx will also give you free boxes (assuming you use their services), most people are more likely to use USPS for their shipping needs. Don't ever pay for boxes again! <a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2010/07/29/save-money-on-shipping-with-free-boxes-from-usps">Get Rich Slowly</a></p> <p><strong>Treat Your Job as If You&rsquo;ve Won the Lottery</strong> &mdash; With unemployment high, and opportunities in many areas low, consider how lucky you are to be employed! <a href="http://www.financialsamurai.com/2010/03/04/treat-your-job-as-if-you-won-the-lottery/#more-5813">Financial Samurai</a></p> <p><strong>6 Ways to Make Your Flip Videos Rock</strong> &mdash; There's more to great video than just whipping out the Flip and expecting magic to happen. Get professional tips for better videos now! <a href="http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2010/07/6-tips-to-make-your-flip-videos-rock.html">My Life Scoop</a></p> <p><strong>Welcome to the Real World</strong> &mdash; With heavy reference to <i>The Matrix</i>, this re-release of an older blog post offers some hard truth about money. <a href="http://www.bripblap.com/welcome-to-the-real-world/">Brip Blap</a></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-escaping-the-mundane">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-ways-to-feel-better-fast">25 Ways to Feel Better Fast</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money">Chinese Money Habits - How My Culture Influences My Attitudes Toward Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-reasons-alone-time-is-good-for-your-soul">9 Reasons Alone Time Is Good For Your Soul</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-ways-you-are-causing-road-rage">16 Ways You Are Causing Road Rage</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-can-do-today-to-be-happy">10 Things You Can Do Today to Be Happy</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Career Building General Tips Lifestyle Personal Development Real Estate and Housing best money tips ecommerce happiness mortgage movies poker shipping USPS video tips Mon, 02 Aug 2010 22:15:16 +0000 Linsey Knerl 196234 at http://www.wisebread.com Going All-In: What Texas Hold 'Em Can Teach You About Investing http://www.wisebread.com/going-all-in-what-texas-holdem-can-teach-you-about-investing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/going-all-in-what-texas-holdem-can-teach-you-about-investing" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3246434275_dea7c872e2.jpg" alt="JC Poker star on Flickr" title="JC Poker star on Flickr" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="333" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sure, the initial hold 'em craze is over. Only the die hards watch the World Poker Tour on ESPN 35, or how ever many channels they have now. But all those things you learned when the craze was going strong can still help you out. Investing, like poker, takes a combination of well-honed skill and a dollop of chance if you're going to come out ahead. Here are some thoughts on applying your knowledge of one for success in another.</p> <p><strong>Know the Value of Your Hand</strong></p> <p>If you've played poker for any amount of time, you know that the hand you start with says a lot about how you play the rest of that hand. Do you fold? Push all-in? Make a value bet and hope for a helpful flop? Knowing the game well makes decisions like these automatic. In fact, most good poker players actually memorize the possible starting hands in order of their value so they know what to do with the cards they're dealt.</p> <p>In a similar vein, it pays to learn about investing before you do it. Read some personal finance blogs, do a Google search on the investments you're interested in, look for reviews and discussions and comments that might teach you something you already know. Before you put your money into the game, know your options. Once you've invested, keep tabs on your money. While it's often best to leave your money in one place for a long time, the health of any fund can change. If you know the value of your money, you can catch these shifts before they're hugely destructive.</p> <p><strong>Play Your Cards </strong></p> <p>When you invest, like when you play poker, you can only play your hand. That includes the cards and the general state of who you are at the moment. You start with your cards, your chips, your level of exhaustion, emotional stress, and general health. Sometimes, the right decision is to leave the game, or stay out of it entirely. Similarly, right now may not be the time to invest or reinvest. Or maybe you'll decide to skip the strategy that's popular among your friends because your financial situation is different. No matter what the people around you are doing, remember to play your own hand. It would be nice to always get dealt rockets, but it doesn't happen very often. When you focus on what you really have in front of you, you can make accurate decisions based on what is, not what you wish could be.</p> <p><strong>Push All-In</strong></p> <p>If you've educated yourself in the ways and wiles of poker, you'll know your moment when it comes. You'll recognize the signs, see that telltale twitch on another player's face, or see your favorite hand in the hole. When that moment comes, you have to be ready to put your money and your skill on the line. Similarly, when you've done the research and assessed your current situation, it's time to invest that money. All the research in the world doesn't come to anything if you can't put your money down when the moment comes.</p> <p><strong>Ride the Waves</strong></p> <p>Even the best poker players take bad beats. It happens, just like every investment goes through periods where it loses value. In both cases, the people who come out on top are the ones who can weather those turns, outlast chance, and who are still standing when the tide runs back in their favor. Instead of losing your cool when you're losing money in your investments, be like the poker player who lives to play another day. Anger, frustration, and fear don't lead to rational decision-making. If you can't let those feelings go, take a step back and don't make any decisions until you can. Then, evaluate your situation and make your decision. You'll win and you'll lose, but if you stay in the game and keep your emotions in check, you'll be likely to come out on top.</p> <p>May all your investments pay out!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/going-all-in-what-texas-holdem-can-teach-you-about-investing">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-investors-with-better-returns-than-warren-buffett">5 Investors With Better Returns Than Warren Buffett</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/should-you-trust-your-money-with-these-4-popular-financial-robo-advisers">Should You Trust Your Money With These 4 Popular Financial Robo-Advisers?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-steps-to-getting-started-in-the-stock-market-with-index-funds">3 Steps to Getting Started in the Stock Market With Index Funds</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-asset-allocation-for-your-portfolio">Best asset allocation for your portfolio</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/real-estate-investing-is-cheaper-and-easier-than-you-think">Real Estate Investing Is Cheaper and Easier Than You Think</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Investment investing poker texas hold 'em Tue, 03 Feb 2009 19:38:52 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 2809 at http://www.wisebread.com