wbchat http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/13064/all en-US Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/23, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1023-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1023-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_114_3.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Thursday at 12:00pm PST/ 3:00pm EST</b> for lively conversation and a chance to win<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"> a</b> <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">$200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards</b>! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/retireready">#RetireReady</a> to participate.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">This week's topic:</b> Retirement Readiness! Learn about the importance of saving for retirement and how you can improve your retirement outlook. Share with us how you are planning for your future and how you feel about your readiness to retire!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">our special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a> and <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">RSVP below</b> to be eligible for prize drawings!</p> <ul> <li>First place: $200 Amazon GC</li> <li>Second place: $50 Amazon GC</li> <li>Third place: $50 Amazon GC</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal">Winner must be US resident 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat. See official rules <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisebread-official-contest-rules">here</a>. Nothing is intended to be personal insurance, tax, or retirement advice. See a qualified advisor for personal advice.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your Twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your Twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=0a04b83b-0705-487c-9235-2423760b5805" ></script> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">This Week's Chat is Sponsored by Transamerica</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">This week, <a href="http://www.transamerica.com/">Transamerica</a> is sponsoring $300 in prizes for our chat! They will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/transamerica">@Transamerica</a>, and will be sharing information from the <a href="http://www.transamericacenter.org/retirement-research">TCRS Retirement Study</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">More About Transamerica</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Here's a message from our sponsor:</p> <blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="https://www.transamerica.com/individual/"><span style="mso-field-code:&quot; HYPERLINK \0022https\:\/\/urldefense\.proofpoint\.com\/v2\/url?u=http-3A__ow\.ly_yKTfD&amp;d=AAMFaQ&amp;c=9g4MJkl2VjLjS6R4ei18BA&amp;r=ufkDiVwEJcSRnkMNvT55QSHdKvYtIdQChB_WIDuyfiA&amp;m=Y_-j_rlQ_jHYWB9dijfLmmI3xteEUltmAUrDhVCNHLg&amp;s=AgLSI5DCfsFufipTOpMRV09IMtBr40xZMlKXLPOkjA8&amp;e=\0022 \\t \0022_blank\0022 &quot;"><span class="MsoHyperlink">Transamerica</span></span></a>&nbsp;is one of the world's leading financial services companies, serving 20 million families. Be sure to check out our <a href="https://www.transamerica.com/individual/products/retirement-solutions/"><span style="mso-comment-continuation:1">retirement page</span></a><span style="mso-comment-continuation:1">, which aims to help people save and invest wisely to secure their retirement dreams</span>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Insurance and annuities offered by Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, IA and its affiliated insurance companies.</p> </blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">New Parenting Chat Every Tuesday at 11am PST #WBChat</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com/">Parenting Squad</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>) will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">11:00 am Pacific</b>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/pschat">#PSChat</a> to participate.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1023-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/23, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:48 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1242063 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/16, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1016-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1016-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_114_2.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Join our Tweetchat this <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Thursday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST</b> for lively conversation and a chance to win<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"> a</b> <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">$200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards</b>! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat"><span style="color:#000099">#WBChat</span></a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/mymoney"><span style="color:#000099">#MyMoney</span></a> to participate.</span></p> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">This week's topic:</span></b><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"> Your Go-To Money Resources! Learn about starting financial conversations with your family, finding financial advice, and seeking out financial role models. Share with us who you turn to for financial advice as well as your best savings tips for millennials!</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat"><span style="color:#000099">our special Tweetchat Chatroom</span></a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread"><span style="color:#000099">@WiseBread</span></a> and <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">RSVP below</b> to be eligible for prize drawings!</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">First place: $200 Amazon GC</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Second place: $50 Amazon GC</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Third place: $50 Amazon GC</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Winner must be US resident 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat. See official rules <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisebread-official-contest-rules"><span style="color:#000099">here</span></a>. Nothing is intended to be personal insurance, tax, or retirement advice. See a qualified advisor for personal advice.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</span></p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=b27258e3-21a7-4660-974c-6deb4934ddf7" ></script> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">This Week's Chat is Sponsored by Fidelity</span></b></p> <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">This week, <a href="https://mymoney.fidelity.com/"><span style="color:#000099">Fidelity</span></a> is sponsoring $300 in prizes for our chat! They will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/fidelity"><span style="color:#000099">@Fidelity</span></a> and will be sharing information from their Millennials &amp; Money Study!</span></p> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">More About Fidelity</span></b></p> <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Here's a message from our sponsor:</span></p> <p><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&ldquo;Fidelity&rsquo;s Millennial Money Study explores who Gen Y goes to for advice on money matters and despite their worries about finances, many are already saving for retirement and strive to save even more. Join a discussion about your go-to resource for money matters, and how you tackle important topics like saving, budgeting, paying off debt, and investing. <a href="http://MyMoney.Fidelity.com">MyMoney.Fidelity.com</a> &ndash; a go-to online resource on money matters offers videos, articles, graphics and tools that help educate visitors on personal finance topics.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">New Parenting Chat Every Tuesday at 11am PST #WBChat</span></b></p> <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com/"><span style="color:#000099">Parenting Squad</span></a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad"><span style="color:#000099">@ParentingSquad</span></a>) will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">11:00 am Pacific</b>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/pschat"><span style="color:#000099">#PSChat</span></a> to participate.</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;color:windowtext;mso-ansi-language: #0400;mso-fareast-language:#0400;mso-bidi-language:X-NONE"><br /> </span></p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1016-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/16, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:53:42 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1236047 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/9 at 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-109-at-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-109-at-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_114_1.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Thursday at 12:00om PST/ 3pm EST</b> for lively conversation and a chance to win<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"> a</b> <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">$200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards</b>! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat"><span style="color:#000099">#WBChat</span></a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/smartasset"><span style="color:#000099">#SmartAsset</span></a> to participate.</p> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">This week's topic:</span></b> Buy vs. Rent! Learn about the breakdown between renters and buyers in the U.S., tools or resources you can use when making the rent vs. buy decision, and more! Share with us whether you rent or buy and let us know your best tip for someone who is deciding whether or not to rent or buy!</p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat"><span style="color:#000099">our special Tweetchat Chatroom</span></a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread"><span style="color:#000099">@WiseBread</span></a> and <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">RSVP below</b> to be eligible for prize drawings!</p> <ul> <li>First place: $200 Amazon GC</li> <li>Second place: $50 Amazon GC</li> <li>Third place: $50 Amazon GC</li> </ul> <p>Winner must be US resident 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat. See official rules <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisebread-official-contest-rules"><span style="color:#000099">here</span></a>.</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=77b6e5cb-ddc2-4795-b6d6-26c60bac7e29" ></script> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">This Week&rsquo;s Chat is Sponsored by SmartAsset</b></p> <p>This week <a href="http://smartasset.com/"><span style="color:#000099">SmartAsset</span></a> is sponsoring $300 in prizes for our chat! They will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/smartasset"><span style="color:#000099">@smartasset</span></a>, and will be sharing information about the buy or rent decision, including historical and current data on homeownership as well as factors that go into the decision.</p> <p>Be sure to keep a look out for other SmartAsset team members tweeting during the chat, including <a href="https://twitter.com/_aj_smith">@_AJ_Smith</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeCarvin">@MikeCarvin</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/aseesk">@Aseesk</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/Indieanil">@Indieanil</a>.</p> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">More About SmartAsset</b></p> <p>Here&rsquo;s a message from our sponsor:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://smartasset.com/"><span style="color:#000099">SmartAsset</span></a> is a free financial advice platform that offers accurate, automated and personalized advice on life&rsquo;s big personal finance decisions. Be sure to check out <a href="https://www.smartasset.com/topics"><span style="color:#000099">our tools</span></a> on home buying, retirement, student loans, life insurance and more.</p> </blockquote> <p><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">New Parenting Chat Every Tuesday at 11am PST #WBChat</b></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com/"><span style="color:#000099">Parenting Squad</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad"><span style="color:#000099">@ParentingSquad</span></a>) will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">11:00 am Pacific</b>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/pschat"><span style="color:#000099">#PSChat</span></a> to participate.</span></p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-109-at-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/9 at 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:01:49 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1231174 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/2, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-102-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-102-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_114_0.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this <strong>Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern</strong> for lively conversation and a chance to <strong>win one of two $50 gift cards</strong>! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/grschat">#GRSChat</a> to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic:</strong> Mastering Your Finances! Join us as we talk about making a budget that fits your lifestyle, improving your methods for managing your finances, cutting costs, and increasing your income. Share with us how in control of your finances you feel you are and let us know your number one tip for someone who is trying to master their money!</p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our special <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.<br /> <br /> Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a> and <strong>RSVP below</strong> to win our prizes!</p> <ul> <li>First place: $50 Amazon GC</li> <li>Second place: $50 Amazon GC</li> </ul> <p>Winner must be US resident 18 or older. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat.<br /> <br /> To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.<br /> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=7b3c7688-e209-4520-a93f-bed46abd70c5" ></script></p> <h4><br /> This week, we have special guest J.D. Roth joining us!</h4> <p>J.D. Roth, the founder of <a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/">Get Rich Slowly</a> and <a href="http://www.jdroth.com">More Than Money</a> will be joining the chat as our special guest for the week! He will be tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/jdroth">@jdroth</a> and sharing tips from his new course <a href="http://moneytoolbox.com">Get Rich Slowly: The Unconventional Guide to Financial Freedom</a>!</p> <h4>More About J.D. Roth and Get Rich Slowly: The Unconventional Guide to Financial Freedom</h4> <p>Here is a message from J.D.:</p> <blockquote> <p>A decade ago, I had over $35,000 in consumer debt -- credit-card balances, personal loans, a car payment -- and was living paycheck to paycheck on an average, middle-class salary. I &nbsp;spent every penny I earned and had no savings. Today, I'm debt-free and have more than a million dollars in the bank. Some of that is due to good fortune, sure, but a lot of it is because I decided to take charge of my finances, to manage my money as if I were the Chief Financial Officer of my own life.<br /><br /> After building GetRichSlowly.org into a hugely successful personal-finance blog, I spent a year creating the <a href="http://moneytoolbox.com">Get Rich Slowly course</a>, which is designed to be a complete financial toolbox to help you take action. The course includes a 120-page &quot;Be Your Own CFO&quot; guide, a suite of detailed interviews and additional resources, and a weekly email course that lasts an entire year. This course contains everything I know about money, all in one place.</p> </blockquote> <h4>New Parenting Chat Every Tuesday at 11am PST</h4> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com">Parenting Squad</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>) will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at <strong>11:00 am Pacific</strong>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/pschat">#PSChat</a> to participate.</p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-102-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/2, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:00:37 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1226295 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 9/25, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-925-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-925-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_114.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this <b>Thursday at 12:00om PST/ 3pm EST</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> for lively conversation and a chance to win</span><b> a</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> </span><b>$200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards</b><span style="font-weight:normal">! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/haveaplan">#HaveAPlan</a> to participate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:normal"><b>This week's topic:</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> Life Insurance: Myths vs. Facts! Learn about whether or not you can get life insurance if you aren&rsquo;t in perfect health, if young people need life insurance, and whether or not you can benefit from your life insurance policy while you are still alive. Share with us how much you think life insurance costs and what you think people should take into consideration when shopping for life insurance!</span></span></p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">our special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a> and <b>RSVP below</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> to be eligible for prize drawings!</span></p> <ul> <li>First place: $200 Amazon GC</li> <li>Second place: $50 Amazon GC</li> <li>Third place: $50 Amazon GC</li> </ul> <p>Winner must be US resident 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat. See official rules <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisebread-official-contest-rules">here</a>. Nothing is intended to be personal insurance, tax, or retirement advice. See a qualified advisor for personal advice.</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=0ba6f615-a27f-4719-9837-b85c777f4e59" ></script> <p><b>This Week's Chat is Sponsored by Transamerica</b></p> <p>This week, <a href="http://www.transamerica.com/">Transamerica</a> is sponsoring $300 in prizes for our chat! They will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/transamerica">@Transamerica</a>, and will be sharing information about life insurance in honor of Life Insurance Awareness Month.</p> <p><b>More About Transamerica</b></p> <p>Here's a message from our sponsor:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://ow.ly/yKTfD">Transamerica</a> is one of the world's leading financial services companies, serving 20 million families. Be sure to check out our new <a href="http://www.haveaplan.com/">#HaveAPlan</a> website, which aims to help people better plan for their financial futures by sharing helpful statistics and tips.</p> <p>Insurance and annuities offered by Transamerica Life Insurance Company, Cedar Rapids, IA and its affiliated insurance companies.</p> </blockquote> <p><b>New Parenting Chat Every Tuesday at 11am PST #WBChat</b></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com/">Parenting Squad</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>) will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at <b>11:00 am Pacific</b><span style="font-weight:normal">. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/pschat">#PSChat</a> to participate.</span></p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-925-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 9/25, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:08:01 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1220814 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 9/18, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-918-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-918-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_112.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at <strong>12:00 pm Pacific</strong>&nbsp;for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use <strong><a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a></strong> to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic</strong>: Movies on the Cheap! Learn about saving on movie tickets, avoiding breaking the bank at the concession stand, and getting good deals on rentals! Let us know the last movie you saw in theaters and share with us your number one tip for saving on movies!</p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a>&nbsp;and <strong>RSVP below</strong> to win our prize!</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=73b3c9cc-d105-4b1d-a695-f44e9645b9e6" ></script> <p><strong>New Parenting Chat Tuesdays at 11am PST<br /> </strong></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com">Parenting Squad</a>&nbsp;(<a href="http://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>)&nbsp;will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at<strong>&nbsp;11:00 am Pacific</strong>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <strong><a href="http://tweetchat.com/room/pschat">#PSChat</a> </strong>to participate.</p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-918-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 9/18, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:00:07 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1204543 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 9/11, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-911-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-911-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_113.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at <strong>12:00 pm Pacific</strong>&nbsp;for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use <strong><a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a></strong> to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic</strong>: Networking! Learn about creating networking opportunities for yourself, helping others, and keeping your connections! Let us know the last networking connection you made and share with us your number one tip when it comes to networking!</p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a>&nbsp;and <strong>RSVP below</strong> to win our prize!</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=1f5dbfed-17d5-48c5-b394-de0f49466dc4" ></script> <p><strong>New Parenting Chat Tuesdays at 11am PST<br /> </strong></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com">Parenting Squad</a>&nbsp;(<a href="http://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>)&nbsp;will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at<strong>&nbsp;11:00 am Pacific</strong>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <strong><a href="http://tweetchat.com/room/pschat">#PSChat</a> </strong>to participate.</p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-911-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 9/11, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:57:17 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1207940 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 9/4, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-94-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-94-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_111.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at <strong>12:00 pm Pacific</strong>&nbsp;for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use <strong><a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a></strong> to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic</strong>: Resumesl! Learn about where to go to find help on your resume, common resume pitfalls, and having your resume stand out! Let us know if you have multiple resumes and share with us your number one tip for creating an outstanding resume!</p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a>&nbsp;and <strong>RSVP below</strong> to win our prize!</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=9909c13e-33ba-4975-94ac-b16caf672858" ></script> <p><strong>New Parenting Chat Tuesdays at 11am PST<br /> </strong></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com">Parenting Squad</a>&nbsp;(<a href="http://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>)&nbsp;will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at<strong>&nbsp;11:00 am Pacific</strong>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <strong><a href="http://tweetchat.com/room/pschat">#PSChat</a> </strong>to participate.</p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-94-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 9/4, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 03 Sep 2014 23:00:37 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1203136 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/28, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-828-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-828-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_110.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at <strong>12:00 pm Pacific</strong>&nbsp;for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use <strong><a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a></strong> to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic</strong>: Frugal Fun With Friendsl! Learn about saving on a night out with friends, frugal activities you can do with friends, and how to stay on budget with &quot;spendy&quot; friends! Let us know what you did with your friends the last time you spent time with them and share with us your number one tip for having frugal fun with friends!</p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a>&nbsp;and <strong>RSVP below</strong> to win our prize!</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=f6229956-2dee-4bc2-9f96-2402997b739b" ></script> <p><strong>New Parenting Chat Tuesdays at 11am PST<br /> </strong></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com">Parenting Squad</a>&nbsp;(<a href="http://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>)&nbsp;will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at<strong>&nbsp;11:00 am Pacific</strong>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <strong><a href="http://tweetchat.com/room/pschat">#PSChat</a> </strong>to participate.</p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-828-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/28, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:20 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1194508 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/21, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/node/1190935 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/1190935" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_109.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">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 <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/toothfairycalculator">#ToothFairyCalculator</a> to participate.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;This week's topic: The Tooth Fairy! Join us as we talk about the average cost of a tooth, how the Tooth Fairy can teach kids about money, and leaving something other than money when kids lose a tooth. Let us know what the Tooth Fairy brought your kids this year and share with us the largest amount you&rsquo;ve ever heard the Tooth Fairy left for a tooth!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/toothfairycalculator">this chatroom</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a>, RSVP below, and participate in our chat using both the <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/toothfairycalculator">#ToothFairyCalculator</a> hashtags to win our prizes.</p> <ul> <li>First place: $200 Amazon GC</li> <li>Second place: $50 Amazon GC</li> <li>Third place: $50 Amazon GC</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal">Winner must be US resident 18 or older. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=41a96e77-5890-4feb-99bd-d55d0cae798f" ></script> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>This Week's Chat is Sponsored by Visa&rsquo;s Practical Money Skills for Life</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">This week, Visa&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/">Practical Money Skills for Life</a> is sponsoring $300 in prizes for our chat! They will be joining our chat (tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/practicalmoney">@PracticalMoney</a>) and sharing results from Visa&rsquo;s recent survey on <a href="http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/toothfairy">The Tooth Fairy</a>!</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>More About Practical Money Skills for Life</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Here's a message from our sponsor:</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&ldquo;Visa&rsquo;s award-winning financial education program, <a href="http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/">Practical Money Skills for Life</a> reaches millions of people around the world each year. Launched in 1995, the program is now available in 10 languages in more than 30 countries. At Practical Money Skills for Life, educators, parents and students can access free educational resources including personal finance articles, games, lesson plans, and more.&rdquo;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>New Parenting Chat on Tuesdays at 11am PST </b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com/">Parenting Squad</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>) will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at 11:00 am Pacific. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/pschat">#PSChat</a> to participate.</p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/node/1190935" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/21, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:45 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1190935 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/14, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-814-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-814-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_108.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this <b>Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> for lively conversation and a chance to win</span><b> one of two $50 gift cards</b><span style="font-weight: normal">! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/plutus14">#plutus14</a> to participate.</span></p> <p><b>This week's topic:</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> Personal Finance Blogs! Share with us what your favorite finance blogs are, how finance blogs have helped you improve your financial situation, and the best financial advice you&rsquo;ve received from a blog! Also, tell us about your favorite finance apps and companies, then head over to vote for your favorite apps, companies, and blogs at <a href="http://www.plutusawards.com/">http://www.plutusawards.com/</a>. </span></p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">our special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a> and <b>RSVP below</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> to win our prizes!</span></p> <ul> <li>First place: $50 Amazon GC</li> <li>Second place: $50 Amazon GC</li> </ul> <p>Winner must be US resident 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat. See official rules <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisebread-official-contest-rules">here</a>.</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=b9fdfc5b-45ce-406f-a4f4-f1d6ac73a058" ></script> <p><b>This Week's Chat is in Support of The Plutus Awards</b></p> <p>This week, our chat is in support of <a href="http://plutus14.com/">The 5<sup>th</sup> Annual Plutus Awards</a>! They will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/plutusawards">@PlutusAwards</a> and are sponsoring our prizes! The Plutus Awards recognizes the best of the best in personal finance, from blogs to companies and more! Be sure to vote for your favorite blogs at <a href="http://www.plutusawards.com/">http://www.plutusawards.com/</a>.</p> <p>This year, the following sponsors are making the awards possible:</p> <p>Ceremony Sponsor: <a href="https://www.usaa.com/inet/ent_logon/Logon">USAA</a></p> <p>Digital Media Sponsor: <a href="https://www.fidelity.com/">Fidelity</a></p> <p>Happy Hour Sponsor: <a href="http://www.experian.com/">Experian</a></p> <p>Gift Bag Sponsor: <a href="https://www.scottrade.com/">Scottrade</a></p> <p>I will be hosting the awards and the brilliantly talented Matt Giovanisci from <a href="http://www.listenmoneymatters.com/">Listen Money Matters</a> will be opening the show with me!</p> <p><b>More About The Plutus Awards</b></p> <p>Here's a message from the Plutus Awards:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.plutusawards.com/">The Plutus Awards</a> is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the best in personal finance among products, services, websites, and resources.</p> <p>Join us for the 5th Annual Plutus Awards at FinCon14! 9/20/14 @ 4:30pm in the Mardi Gras Ballroom of the New Orleans Marriott and of course, remember to <a href="http://www.plutusawards.com/">vote</a>!</p> <br /> </blockquote><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-814-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/14, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:51:55 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1184470 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/7, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-87-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-87-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_107.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this <b>Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> for lively conversation and a chance to win a </span><b>$200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards</b><span style="font-weight:normal">! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/smarterphone">#SmarterPhone</a> to participate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:normal"><b>This week's topic:</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> Back-to-School College Tech! Learn about how to save on new laptops, cutting costs on new cell phones, and keeping phone plans affordable. Share tips on what apps you think all college students should download and let us know your number one tip to help college students save on back-to-school tech!</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">our special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a> and <b>RSVP below</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> to win our prizes!</span></p> <ul> <li>First place: $200 Amazon GC</li> <li>Second place: $50 Amazon GC</li> <li>Third place: $50 Amazon GC</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal">Winner must be US resident 18 or older. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=154e5f43-c992-4c0c-bb77-585a56d22377" ></script> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>This Week's Chat is Sponsored by Republic Wireless</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">This week, <a href="http://republicwi.re/1syau8q">Republic Wireless</a> is sponsoring $300 in prizes for our chat! They will be joining our chat (tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/republicwirelss">@republicwirelss</a>) to share tips and tricks to help college students save on their back-to-school tech shopping expenses!</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>More About Republic Wireless</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Here's a message from our sponsor:</p> <blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal">Smartphones are an essential part of most people&rsquo;s lives. What&rsquo;s not so smart is how much they can cost. Republic Wireless is ALL about helping people easily save big bucks on their smartphone service.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Counting minutes, number of texts, monitoring data usage or worry about the fine print you didn&rsquo;t have time to read &ndash; that&rsquo;s so old school! With millions of teachers and students heading back to the classroom and parents looking for affordable tech, we make it easier than ever to save big and have an awesome smartphone. How? WiFi is all around us, so we created something we call &lsquo;hybrid calling.&rsquo; That&rsquo;s WiFi first with cellular as a backup - which creates a better way for people to make phone calls, send texts and surf the web.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We offer the Moto X and Moto G - two fantastic Android smartphones starting at $149.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Check out the plans that money saving gurus <a href="http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2014/05/13/moto-x-vs-moto-g/">Mr. Money Mustache</a>, <a href="http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2014/07/republic-wireless-review-cell-phone-savings/">J$</a> and others say are &ldquo;simply the best deal around&rdquo; and &ldquo;the Vanguard of mobile phones.&rdquo; Republic Wireless&rsquo; no-contract unlimited WiFi plans start at <a href="https://republicwireless.com/plans">$5 per month</a> and you can change plans up to two times per month so you never buy more cellular than you really need.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Republic Wireless is making sure you head back to school with a smarter smartphone.</p> </blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal"><b>New Parenting Chat Immediately Before #WBChat</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com/">Parenting Squad</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>) will be hosting a parenting chat every Thursday at <b>11:00 am Pacific</b><span style="font-weight: normal">. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/pschat">#PSChat</a> to participate.</span></p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-87-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 8/7, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:01:13 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1179247 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/31, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-731-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-731-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_106.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this <b>Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Pacific/ 3p.m. Eastern</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> for lively conversation and a chance to win</span><b> a</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> </span><b>$200 gift card or one of two $50 gift cards</b><span style="font-weight:normal">! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/haveaplan">#HaveAPlan</a> to participate.</span></p> <p><b>This week's topic:</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> Making a Financial Plan! Learn about the importance of saving for retirement, having life insurance, and making a plan for your future. Share with us how you are planning for your future and whether or not you feel like you have your finances under control!</span></p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">our special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a> and <b>RSVP below</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> to win our prizes!</span></p> <ul> <li>First place: $200 Amazon GC</li> <li>Second place: $50 Amazon GC</li> <li>Third place: $50 Amazon GC</li> </ul> <p>Winner must be US resident 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat. See official rules <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisebread-official-contest-rules">here</a>. Nothing is intended to be personal insurance, tax, or retirement advice. See a qualified advisor for personal advice.</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=eed84f77-6e3b-4bba-b4a7-3c746805297e" ></script> <p><b>This Week's Chat is Sponsored by Transamerica</b></p> <p>This week, <a href="http://www.transamerica.com/">Transamerica</a> is sponsoring $300 in prizes for our chat! They will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/transamerica">@Transamerica</a>. In support of their new <a href="http://www.haveaplan.com/">#HaveAPlan</a> initiative, Transamerica will be sharing statistics from a study they did on how Americans are preparing for their financial futures!</p> <p><b>More About Transamerica</b></p> <p>Here's a message from our sponsor:</p> <p>&ldquo;<a href="http://ow.ly/yKTfD">Transamerica</a> is one of the world's leading financial services companies, providing insurance, investments and more to 19.5 million customers. We will be launching our new <a href="http://www.haveaplan.com/">#HaveAPlan</a> website soon, which aims to help people better plan for their financial futures by sharing statistics and tips related to financial planning</p> <p>Insurance and annuities offered by <a href="https://twitter.com/transamerica">@Transamerica</a> Life and affiliated insurance companies. Securities offered through Transamerica Capital, Inc., member FINRA.&rdquo;</p> <p><b>New Parenting Chat Immediately Before #WBChat</b></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com/">Parenting Squad</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>) will be hosting a parenting chat every Thursday at <b>11:00 am Pacific</b><span style="font-weight:normal">. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/pschat">#PSChat</a> to participate.</span></p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-731-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/31, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:04:08 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1171487 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/24, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-724-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-724-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_105.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at <strong>12:00 pm Pacific</strong>&nbsp;for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use <strong><a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a></strong>&nbsp;to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic</strong>: Saving Money on Pets! Learn about saving on food, keeping vet expenses down, and frugal grooming! Let us know if you splurge on toys and treats for your pets and share pictures of your furry family members with us!</p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a>&nbsp;and <strong>RSVP below</strong> to win our prize!</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=fb37acf0-1a20-422d-8456-f2ca71757cf1" ></script> <p><strong>New Parenting Chat Immediately Before #WBChat</strong></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com">Parenting Squad</a>&nbsp;(<a href="http://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>)&nbsp;will be hosting a parenting chat every Thursday at<strong>&nbsp;11:00 am Pacific</strong>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <strong><a href="http://tweetchat.com/room/pschat">#PSChat</a> </strong>to participate.</p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-724-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/24, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:00:06 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1154653 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/17, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-717-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-717-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_104.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at <strong>12:00 pm Pacific</strong>&nbsp;for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use <strong><a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a></strong>&nbsp;to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic</strong>: Making a Better Budget! Learn about including goals in your budget, tracking your spending, and allowing &quot;buffer zones&quot; within your spending categories! Let us know when you last updated your budget and if your budget is simple, reflects your values, and is realistic!!</p> <p>For an easy way to keep track of the conversation, try using our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">special Tweetchat Chatroom</a>.</p> <p>Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a>&nbsp;and <strong>RSVP below</strong> to win our prize!</p> <p>To make it easier for us to keep track of attendees and pick our winners, please RSVP below with your twitter ID (put that in the &quot;Link Title&quot; field), email address, and your twitter URL (put that in the &quot;URL&quot; field, do not put your blog's url in there). Winners will be selected at random from RSVPs. If a winner is chosen who RSVPed but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=402761d4-980e-4461-b2d2-a9f9cf64b343" ></script> <p><strong>New Parenting Chat Immediately Before #WBChat</strong></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com">Parenting Squad</a>&nbsp;(<a href="http://twitter.com/parentingsquad">@ParentingSquad</a>)&nbsp;will be hosting a parenting chat every Thursday at<strong>&nbsp;11:00 am Pacific</strong>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <strong><a href="http://tweetchat.com/room/pschat">#PSChat</a> </strong>to participate.</p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-717-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/17, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Announcements wbchat Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:00:07 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1154652 at http://www.wisebread.com