Announcements http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/6332/all en-US 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 Enter the “Life After Debt” $16,000 Giveaway: Plus $500 Just for Wise Bread Readers http://www.wisebread.com/enter-the-life-after-debt-16000-giveaway-plus-500-just-for-wise-bread-readers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/enter-the-life-after-debt-16000-giveaway-plus-500-just-for-wise-bread-readers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple-self-portrait-469111855-small.jpg" alt="couple self portrait" title="couple self portrait" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions is giving away $16,000 in prizes PLUS an additional $500 exclusive for Wise Bread Readers! To encourage people to become debt-free, they are running a fun video contest asking people to think about what <a href="http://bit.ly/UxrwX1" ref="nofollow">&quot;Life After Debt</a>&quot; means to them and share their story for a chance to win!</p> <h2>Three Exciting Prizes Are Up for Grabs:</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Monthly Prize ($6,000 total)</strong>: Throughout the contest period from July 2014 through November 30th 2014, six lucky winners will be randomly chosen to win $1,000. For more information on when these random drawings will take place, check out the contest details below.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Grand Prize ($10,000 value)</strong>: At the end of the contest period on November 30th, 2014, one randomly selected entrant will win $10,000.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Special $500 Wise Bread Prize exclusive to our readers</strong>: By entering the video contest (NOT the written contest) and sharing your entry with us (details below), you are entered into our random drawing to win a $300 or one of two $100 Amazon Gift Cards! Our contest runs from August 1st, 2014 through August 31st, 2014</li> </ul> <h2>How to Win the &quot;Life After Debt&quot; Monthly, Grand, and Wise Bread Prizes:</h2> <p>From now until November 30, 2014, you can register and submit a video telling your story about what &quot;Life After Debt&quot; means to you to be entered to win the $1,000 monthly prizes as well as the $10,000 grand prize! Just <a href="http://bit.ly/UxrwX1" ref="nofollow">click here</a> to enter and to see current submissions to give you some inspiration to share your story!</p> <h2>How to Win $500 Exclusive Wise Bread Prize</h2> <p>Once you've registered and submitted your video entry, enter the email address you used to register in the Rafflecopter widget below. We will use your email address to confirm you entered the monthly and grand prize giveaway! <strong>Please note you are only eligible to win the Wise Bread prizes if you submit a video entry. Written entries are NOT eligible to win the Wise Bread prizes.</strong></p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa122/" class="rafl" id="rc-79857dfa122">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <h3>Contest Details</h3> <p>No purchase necessary. Open to US residents of the 50 states &amp; D.C., 18+. Void where prohibited. Enter by submitting video or document online or entry information by mail before 11:59pm PT on 11/30/14. One entry per person. Details &amp; restrictions in Official Rules. *$1,000 awarded in random drawings from all entries received through 7/10, 8/10, 9/10, 10/10, 11/10 and 11/30. $10,000 awarded in random drawing of all entrants. Total prize value: $16,000. Odds of winning depend on # of entries received. In order to register to be able to submit an entry, registrants must agree to receive communications from ClearPoint. If video file cannot be uploaded, try again with a different format and/or smaller file size. 1 entry total is allowed per person.</p> <p>Wise Bread is administering and responsible for the $500 giveaway that will run from August 1st, 2014 through August 31st, 2014. The Special Wise Bread Prize winners will be announced on this post on September 5th, 2014. <strong>Only video entries are eligible to win the Wise Bread Prize. Written entries are NOT eligible to win the Wise Bread prizes. </strong><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisebread-official-contest-rules">Click here</a> for Wise Bread's official contest rules.</p> <h2>About Our Sponsor</h2> <p>Here is a message from our sponsor:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/1mVbOeX" ref="nofollow"><em>&quot;ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions</em></a><em> is a national nonprofit agency that helps consumers with credit card debt, housing concerns, student loans, and bankruptcy.</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Since the economic downturn in 2008, ClearPoint has helped its clients repay $1.5 billion in credit card debt! And, in 2014, ClearPoint is celebrating its 50th year of helping American consumers make positive financial decisions. The company wants everyone to experience &quot;Life After Debt,&quot; so <a href="http://www.clearpointcreditcounselingsolutions.org/start/" ref="nofollow"><em>contact them</em></a> today for a free budget and credit counseling session!&quot;</em></p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/enter-the-life-after-debt-16000-giveaway-plus-500-just-for-wise-bread-readers" class="sharethis-link" title="Enter the “Life After Debt” $16,000 Giveaway: Plus $500 Just for Wise Bread Readers" 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 Contest debt giveaway Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:00:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1171168 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 Our Senior Editor Is Moving On: A Goodbye From Meg http://www.wisebread.com/our-senior-editor-is-moving-on-a-goodbye-from-meg <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/our-senior-editor-is-moving-on-a-goodbye-from-meg" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/meg_favreau_5.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Readers &mdash; after almost four years with Wise Bread, I&rsquo;m moving on. My last day as senior editor of this site is this Friday, July 25. The change is bittersweet, as all good job moves should be. It&rsquo;s been a delight to work with Wise Bread&rsquo;s writers and staff, and to interact with you, the wonderful readers. For all of the knowledge I brought to the job, I&rsquo;ve learned so much more about smart financial moves than I ever thought I could &mdash; and much of it from you. You&rsquo;re an inspiring, ingenious bunch, and I&rsquo;ll miss you.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ll still be around Wise Bread as a reader, and you might even see me pop back in as a writer occasionally. But starting next week, I&rsquo;ll be working on a new food website that&rsquo;s launching this fall.<span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">As some of you already know, in addition to writing about frugality, I also love writing about food (I even wrote a comfort food cookbook, </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DFIDWLS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00DFIDWLS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wbstore-20&amp;linkId=Z2GGACOBELRYFCZY" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">Little Old Lady Recipes</a>), and this opportunity was just too good to pass up.<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">&nbsp;If you want to follow what I&rsquo;m up to, you can always visit me at </span><a href="http://megfavreau.com" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">megfavreau.com</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">&mdash;</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">&nbsp;I post all of my writing, recipes, comedy (did you know I also do sketch comedy?), and other goings-on there. I'm also <a href="http://twitter.com/megfavreau">@megfavreau</a> on Twitter.</span></p> <p>Here&rsquo;s my goodbye message to you&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">&mdash;</span>&nbsp;keep learning, and keep working. I still stand by my <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/my-one-favorite-frugal-living-tip">one favorite frugal living tip</a> I wrote about over three years ago&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">&mdash;</span>&nbsp;don&rsquo;t give up. In your journey to financial independence, you will have setbacks, and you will make decisions that you wish you didn&rsquo;t. But these things won&rsquo;t ruin your life or your finances (even if it feels like they will at the time). The only thing that can really ruin you is giving up on yourself.</p> <p>So don&rsquo;t.</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/our-senior-editor-is-moving-on-a-goodbye-from-meg" class="sharethis-link" title="Our Senior Editor Is Moving On: A Goodbye From Meg" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:59:44 +0000 Meg Favreau 1168781 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 Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/10, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-710-12pm-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-710-12pm-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_102.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>: Frugal Moving! Learn about saving on moving supplies, using a moving company, and how to keep moving stress-free! Let us know about the last time you moved and your number one tip for keeping moving frugal!</p> <h4>This week we have special guest Bargain Babe joining us!</h4> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/">Bargain Babe</a> will be joining us for our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/bargainbabe">@bargainbabe</a>! Be sure to check out her article, <a href="http://ow.ly/yCoWl ">How I moved across the country for $310</a>!</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=655fe731-87e9-4e1e-a2f9-5b41f99c232e" ></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-710-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/10, 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, 09 Jul 2014 23:00:18 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1152749 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/3, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-73-12pm-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-73-12pm-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_103.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>: Keeping the 4th of July Frugal! Learn about saving on food and drinks when throwing a 4th of July bash and frugal ways to keep kids entertained! Let us know how you'll be spending the 4th and share with us your favorite tip on how to make the 4th of July a frugal holiday!!</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=a431e20c-b447-41b0-8e6f-9993a251148a" ></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-73-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/3, 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, 02 Jul 2014 23:01:15 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1152748 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/26, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-626-12pm-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-626-12pm-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_101.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, one of two $50 gift cards, or one of two <a href="http://www.experian.com/consumer-products/credit-educator.html?WT.srch=PR_CIS_WBChat_20140624_WBblogCreditEducator">Experian Credit Educator</a> Sessions</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/creditedu">#CreditEdu</a> to participate.</span></p> <p><b>This week's topic:</b><span style="font-weight:normal"> Credit 101 for new grads! Learn how to establish credit, what information is on your credit report, and how student loans are reported to Experian. We'll chat about educating yourself when it comes to credit and we&rsquo;d love to know what you wish you knew about credit when you were in college!</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> <li>Fourth Place: Experian Credit Educator Session</li> <li>Fifth Place: Experian Credit Educator Session</li> </ul> <p>Winner must be US resident 18 or older. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat. The Credit Educator Sessions are not available to residents of WI.</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=910b0339-0ea3-44b5-af4a-1a1ec57ec305" ></script> <p><b>This Week's Chat is Sponsored by Experian</b></p> <p">This week, <a href="http://www.experian.com/consumer-products/credit-educator.html?WT.srch=PR_CIS_FinancialLiteracy_20140410_WBBlog_CE">Experian</a> is sponsoring $300 in prizes for our chat! They will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/experian_us">@Experian_US</a>.</p> <p><b>More About Experian</b></p> <p>Here's a message from our sponsor:</p> <p>&ldquo;<span style="color:#262626">Experian promotes greater financial health and opportunity among consumers by enabling them to understand, manage and protect their personal information, helping them control financial aspects of key life events, and make the most advantageous financial and purchasing decisions.</span>&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://tchat.io/rooms/pschat">#PSChat</a> to participate.</span></p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-626-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/26, 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, 25 Jun 2014 23:00:39 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1149322 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/19, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-619-12pm-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-619-12pm-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_100.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>: Being productive! Learn about avoiding distractions, productivity tools, and more! Let us know how you start your day off productively and your number one tip for being productive!</p> <h4>This week we have special guest Matt Giovanisci joining us!</h4> <p>Matt Giovanisci from <a href="http://www.listenmoneymatters.com/">Listen Money Matters</a> will be joining us for our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/MoneyMattersMan">@MoneyMattersMan</a>! Be sure to check out Matt's article on <a href="http://www.listenmoneymatters.com/favorite-tools-tips-to-increase-productivity/">Our Favorite Tools and Tips to Increase Productivity</a>.</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=6212d9a0-6136-4e93-bb64-f264af175a17" ></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-619-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/19, 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, 18 Jun 2014 23:01:52 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1145897 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/12, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-612-12pm-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-612-12pm-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_99.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 prizes! Use <strong><a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a></strong>&nbsp;to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic</strong>: Keeping Dinner Time Frugal! Learn about meal planning, budget meals, and more! Let us know how you save when dining out for dinner and let us know your number one tip for keeping dinner time frugal!</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=1926e271-0558-422d-bb04-0e4c5171e895" ></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-612-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/12, 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, 11 Jun 2014 23:01:14 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1142623 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/5, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-65-12pm-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-65-12pm-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_98.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 prizes! Use <strong><a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a></strong>&nbsp;to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic</strong>: Having a Frugal Father's Day! Learn about frugal gifts for dad, throwing an affordable Father's Day celebration, and more! Let us know your number one tip for keeping Father's Day frugal!</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=64a3e55d-7299-4e7f-a1db-c6b58ab92ee9" ></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-65-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 6/5, 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, 04 Jun 2014 23:01:10 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1141854 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/29, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-529-12pm-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-529-12pm-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_97.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 prizes! Use <strong><a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a></strong>&nbsp;to participate.</p> <p><strong>This week's topic</strong>: Keeping Graduation Season Frugal! Learn about frugal graduation gifts, traveling to graduations without breaking the bank, and more! Let us know your number one tip for keeping graduation season frugal!</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=f33610df-a51f-4590-bad6-d5c320934788" ></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-529-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="sharethis-link" title="Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 5/29, 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, 28 May 2014 23:03:43 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1141046 at http://www.wisebread.com