radio http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/4670/all en-US The 5 Best Money Podcasts http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-money-podcasts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-money-podcasts" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_listening_podcast_000043540364.jpg" alt="Man listening to 5 best money podcasts on his phone" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Have trouble sticking to a budget? Can't afford to pay a high-priced financial advisor to set you straight? Podcasts are not just for comedians and true crime &mdash; listen to these five money podcasts to help you <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-steps-to-budget-mastery-in-20-minutes-a-month">whip your finances into shape</a>:</p> <h2>1. You Need a Budget</h2> <p>This may not come as a surprise to you, but most Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. <a href="http://www.youneedabudget.com/blog/c/podcast/">You Need a Budget</a> is all about helping listeners slowly get out of debt and start making every dollar count. Making a budget is key, and not only does the podcast give you great advice, but the creator also <a href="https://www.youneedabudget.com/">made a software system</a> for budgeting that anyone can use. Whether you choose to use their software or not, using YNAB as a motivational tool is very useful. Listening to other families making financial progress might inspire you to reexamine your own budget.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Practical everyday budgeting advice and motivation.</p> <h2>2. Planet Money</h2> <p>It's great to learn how to manage your personal finances, but do you ever wonder <em>why</em> things are the way they are? To fully, truly understand why college costs so much, why our clothes come from Bangladesh, or why certain trends prevail in the modern economy, listen to <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/money/127413729/podcast/">Planet Money</a>. Think of it as <em>This American Life</em> for your finances. With fascinating stories from a global perspective, the charismatic reporters at <em>Planet Money</em> manage to make unwieldy, abstract economic theories fun and easy to understand.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Economics lessons and entertainment.</p> <h2>3. Money With Farnoosh Torabi</h2> <p>The wise and sharp <a href="http://podcast.farnoosh.tv/">Farnoosh Torabi</a> is both a great financial adviser and a great interviewer. She also does specific advice episodes, such as a recent one in which she invited an expert to answer a listener's question on how to save for a baby. If you're diving in for the first time, you're in luck: this podcast is on five times a week, so there's a lot of back catalog. It might be hard to catch up, so scroll through and pick the episodes most relevant to you.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Specific life planning and financial advice and recommendations to other financial gurus.</p> <h2>4. Stacking Benjamins</h2> <p>Joe, the host of <a href="https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/">Stacking Benjamins</a>, is a former financial planner. This helps considerably, because he does a great job of interviewing subjects who have gotten out of debt or have managed to build wealth. When you're not in the 1%, it sure seems really hard to do either of those, but listening to this podcast shows you that with careful planning and taking consistent baby steps, you can break the paycheck cycle, too.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Personal finance stories and practical money advice.</p> <h2>5. Marketplace</h2> <p>Are you a nerd for up-to-date financial intel? <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/">Marketplace</a> is a great public radio podcast covering the major finance and business news of the day. Hear everything from stock ticker news, to announcements from big brands, to reports about housing and credit. Host Kai Ryssdal also brings experts onto the show for interviews. Also good is the lighter Marketplace Weekend podcast &mdash; perfect for listening while gardening on a lazy Sunday.</p> <p><strong>Good for</strong>: Finance and business news and investment advice from experts.</p> <p><em>What are your favorite podcasts about money?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amanda-meadows">Amanda Meadows</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-money-podcasts">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/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-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-should-you-say-no-to-those-who-want-to-borrow-money-from-you">When Should You Say No to Those Who Want to Borrow Money from You?</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/the-3-best-pieces-of-financial-wisdom-from-oprah-winfrey">The 3 Best Pieces of Financial Wisdom From Oprah Winfrey</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/8-money-moves-cpas-say-you-must-make">8 Money Moves CPAs Say You Must Make</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/tips-for-finding-legitimate-work-at-home-opportunities">Tips for Finding Legitimate Work at Home Opportunities</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance finance advice finance experts money NPR podcasts radio Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:15:50 +0000 Amanda Meadows 1593673 at http://www.wisebread.com Do you trust ads from radio DJs? http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-trust-ads-from-radio-djs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/do-you-trust-ads-from-radio-djs" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/80800021_a7663a7f94.jpg" alt="DJ" title="DJ" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The US radio airwaves are filled with endorsements from radio DJs, and the list of things they hawk is mind-blowing. <span>&nbsp;</span>Coming from a country that doesn&rsquo;t have these paid radio endorsements, I have a different perspective on it. And it leads me to ask two questions; do you really believe the endorsement?; does it change your opinion of the DJ?</p> <p class="MsoNormal">My radio station of choice at the moment is an AM talk radio station called KHOW. I am estimating here, but I would say around 22 minutes of each hour is devoted to advertising, and at least half of that is done by the DJs themselves. And to be honest, they really grind on me. Most of the time, it&rsquo;s the awful segues.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">There&rsquo;s a lot of political talk going on right now due to the November election. After an interesting and lively debate on Clinton and Obama recently, the DJ stopped in his tracks to say something like this: &ldquo;Boy, you know this election really requires a candidate with a lot of vision and foresight, and that&rsquo;s why I&rsquo;d like to talk about Lasik eye treatment and the amazing <span>&nbsp;</span>offer you can get at Spivak.&rdquo; Talk about lame.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But it doesn&rsquo;t stop there. &ldquo;You know, Hillary Clinton was in hot water with Obama last night, just like I was in my incredible spa from SpaBrokers. Oh, it was so warm and invigorating.&rdquo; AAAARRRRRGGGHHHHH!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And there&rsquo;s more: &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll tell you, my dog has been lackluster really, but I fed him Purina One last week and now he&rsquo;s jumping around like a newborn puppy.&rdquo; Please, somebody, shoot me now. That&rsquo;s about as genuine as a politician kissing a baby.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Do these DJs really believe that we believe them? Because I know for one that I don&rsquo;t. Sure, they may be good products but these are paid endorsements. If you gave a DJ enough money he or she would wax lyrical about the amazing and wonderful taste of a dry dog turd he found on the pavement. It&rsquo;s not the same as a regular ad on the radio. We, as consumers, are conditioned to listen to ads in a certain way and take them with a grain of salt.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But when a radio DJ stops everything to sell you dog food, plumbing fixtures or stainless steel barbecues, it does two things (at least to me). First, it makes me question everything that comes out of that DJs mouth. And second, it turns me against the product being advertised, which is not the intention at all.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I have been thinking about getting satellite radio recently, and it&rsquo;s mainly due to the radio DJ ads. I can&rsquo;t stand them. They make me boil inside. And if you change the channel, you just get more of the same. If you time it just right, you can be flicking channels for half an hour listening to nothing but empty, shallow paid endorsements from DJs who have more money than sense, and want you spend all of it using their name.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">That&rsquo;s right. If the paid endorsement wasn&rsquo;t enough, the DJs get more lovely financial kickbacks when you use their name in a promotion box or referral line. &ldquo;If you want to take advantage of this amazing offer, simply mention my name Dick Head and you&rsquo;ll get 20% off.&rdquo; Actually, you&rsquo;ll get 20% off even if you don&rsquo;t mention his name, just ask for it. That is, of course, if you actually take advantage of any radio offer. I never have and never will because I can&rsquo;t bring myself to line the pockets of smug radio DJs who have only their own financial interests at heart.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Now, I&rsquo;m opening up the floor. What kind of crass radio DJ ads have you heard recently? What awful segues have they used? What are they trying to sell you? I think we could all use a laugh. Now, where is that application for XM radio?</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-trust-ads-from-radio-djs">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-2"> <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/4-sneaky-store-perks-that-make-you-overspend">4 Sneaky Store Perks That Make You Overspend</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/8-ways-youre-being-a-terrible-customer">8 Ways You&#039;re Being a Terrible Customer</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/debit-or-credit-which-one-should-you-choose-at-the-checkout">Debit Or Credit? Which One Should You Choose At The Checkout?</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/cheat-sheet-retail-markup-on-common-items">Cheat Sheet: Retail Markup on Common Items</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/big-list-of-senior-discounts">Big List of Senior Discounts</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Consumer Affairs Shopping DJ endorsements radio Sun, 09 Mar 2008 01:29:09 +0000 Paul Michael 1896 at http://www.wisebread.com Double hack – make a cheap metal detector, find a fortune. http://www.wisebread.com/double-hack-make-a-cheap-metal-detector-find-a-fortune <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/double-hack-make-a-cheap-metal-detector-find-a-fortune" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/1048766_0561261339.jpg" alt="X" title="X" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s not often you get a double-whammy money-saving tip but this one falls into that category. Not only can you save cash by making your own cheap metal detector, you can find a fortune using it. Score!</p> <p>The method uses some pretty common household items. In fact, I think everyone has an old calculator and on old radio somewhere at home. Modern technology has quickly integrated both of these old standbys into everything from MP3 players to cell phones.</p> <p>I found this by going to a new site I recently discovered called Spongefish. Well worth a look, the video came from Metacafe, which as you know is a favorite of mine. All you need is an old calculator, a radio and some tape:</p> <p><a href="http://www.spongefish.com/creations/3773-Homemade-Metal-Detector/steps/1">Direct link to page</a></p> <p><object height="350" width="425" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"> <param value="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/940341/turn_a_calculator_into_a_metal_detector.swf" name="movie" /> <param value="high" name="quality" /> <param value="false" name="menu" /> <param value="" name="wmode" /><embed height="350" width="425" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" menu="false" quality="high" wmode="" src="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/940341/turn_a_calculator_into_a_metal_detector.swf"></embed></object></p> <p>Happy hunting. If you do uncover a stash of loot, old coins, pirate booty or The Lost Ark, please let me know. I won&rsquo;t ask for anything from you&hellip;scouts honor.</p> <p><em>[Note: As I have discovered, to my regret, the second video I posted here was a spoof. I immediately it the second I found out to avoid the prankster making any more money. Sorry.]</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/double-hack-make-a-cheap-metal-detector-find-a-fortune">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-3"> <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/how-to-keep-diy-projects-from-ruining-your-life">How to Keep DIY Projects From Ruining Your Life</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/5-amazing-easy-diy-bath-and-body-products">50 Amazing, Easy DIY Bath and Body Products</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/almost-50-unique-housewarming-gifts-for-less-than-20">Almost 50 Unique Housewarming Gifts for Less Than $20</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/7-old-fashioned-skills-that-save-you-money">7 Old Fashioned Skills That Save You Money</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/make-your-hobby-pay-its-way">Make Your Hobby Pay Its Way</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY calculator Do It Yourself Homemade Making Extra Cash metal detector radio Spongefish Fri, 25 Jan 2008 17:31:38 +0000 Paul Michael 1678 at http://www.wisebread.com XM satellite radio/car combo for under $6 and free shipping! http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping <p><img width="250" height="250" title="xm radio" alt="xm radio" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/202139750.jpg" /></p> <p>Quick deal for you folks, and a sweet one too. You can now (for a limited time...don't know how long) grab the <strong><strong>AudioVox Xpress - XMCK10 XM Satellite Radio Receiver &amp; Car Kit Combo - XMCK10A for just $5.99 with FREE SHIPPING.</strong></strong></p> <p>Yep, it's not a typo. Just go to this link at <a href="http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202139750&amp;adid=17662">BUY.COM</a> and snag yourself a steller deal on XM radio. The listed price is around $90, but you get $54 instant savings and another $30 rebate, making it just $5.99. Plus, free shipping. Try finding that lower anywhere else. You will still have to pay the fee for the monthly XM service, but you can't have it all, right? Here are the product specs. Go get it deal-hunters.</p> <p>Equip your automobile with the future of radio using the Audiovox XM Satellite Radio receiver and car kit. Use the remote control to scan through channels on<em> </em>the 5-line digital display. With a built-in wireless FM transmitter, it's easy to listen to your favorite satellite programming through your car's stereo. <em></p> <p></em><strong class="productTitle">Features</strong></p> <table cellspacing="4" cellpadding="0" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Large 5-line display with white backlighting</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Built-in wireless FM transmitter</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Encoder knob allows easy access in navigating thru the user interface</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">DC adapter</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Scrolling stock ticker &amp; scrolling sports scores</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Tune select</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Jump button</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></td> <td valign="top">Aux input with 3.5mm jack</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"><strong><em><img width="12" height="12" src="http://ak.buy.com/buy_assets/v6/july/dot2.gif" alt="" /></em></strong></td> <td valign="top"> <p><strong> Includes: receiver, remote, car kit, DC adapter, hardware adapter, magnetic roof-mount antenna &amp; mounting bracket</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><em> </em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xm-satellite-radio-car-combo-for-under-6-and-free-shipping">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-4"> <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/400gb-western-digital-external-hard-drive-under-90-delivered">400GB Western Digital external hard drive under $90 delivered.</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/chuck-taylor-converse-shoes-under-10">Chuck Taylor Converse shoes under $10</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/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents">Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents!</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/when-they-say-extreme-deals-theyre-not-kidding">When They Say Extreme Deals, They’re Not Kidding!</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/ugliest-shoes-in-the-world-now-less-than-10">Ugliest shoes in the world - now less than $10.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals Audiovox bargain buy.com deal instant savings online shopping radio rebate Sale savings XM XM radio Wed, 09 May 2007 03:29:43 +0000 Paul Michael 611 at http://www.wisebread.com