Announcements http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/6332/all en-US Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-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-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_133.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>: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo Frugally! Learn about throwing a frugal Cinco de Mayo party, keeping costs low if you go out to celebrate, and fun Cinco de Mayo celebrations for the kids. Let us know if enjoy celebrating Cinco de Mayo and your number one tip having a frugal Cinco de Mayo!</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=72bfdbc4-e277-41d2-82d4-da31d92ff30a" ></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><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1120-12pm-pst3pm-est-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/20, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:00:26 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1407771 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-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-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_132.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>: Throwing a Frugal Baby Shower! Learn about sending out frugal yet adorable invites, affordable decorations, and yummy yet inexpensive food options. Let us know if you've had to throw a baby shower before (or if you are planning on throwing one in the future) and your number one tip on how to throw a baby shower on the cheap!</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=1252dbad-b522-49ec-8101-39d7316960af" ></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><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1120-12pm-pst3pm-est-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/20, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:00:18 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1399262 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/16, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-416-12pm-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-416-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_114_8.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>: Spring Cleaning! Learn about what to do with old clothes, how to sell media items, and getting rid of old sport equipment. Let us know if you take the time to spring clean each year and your number one cleaning tip!</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=14b06053-a027-4163-901a-c3e65b2d0b66" ></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><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-416-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:00:20 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1386386 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-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-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_131.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">Join our Tweetchat this <b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">Thursday, at 12:00 PM PDT/ 3:00 PM EDT,</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/myfreetaxes">#MyFreeTaxes</a> to participate.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">This week's topic: </b>Surviving Tax Season! Learn about qualifying for free tax services, tax credits you shouldn&rsquo;t miss and how new healthcare requirements will affect your taxes. Share with us whether or not you&rsquo;ve filed your taxes yet and your best tip(s) for surviving tax season!</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 one 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 RSVP&rsquo;d but did not attend, a 2nd winner will be chosen.</p> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.simply-linked.com/listwidget.aspx?l=b1b28fa6-8d79-4383-83a2-115b3cecc8d2" ></script> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">This Week's Chat is Sponsored by MyFreeTaxes</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">This week, <a href="http://www.myfreetaxes.com/">MyFreeTaxes</a> is sponsoring $300 in prizes for our chat! They will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/MyFreeTaxes">@MyFreeTaxes</a><span class="MsoHyperlink">,</span> and will be sharing information on how to survive tax season! Their spokeswoman, Patrice C. Washington, will also be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/SeekWisdomPCW">@SeekWisdomPCW</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">More About MyFreeTaxes</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Here's a message from our sponsor:</p> <blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">MyFreeTaxes provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance, both online and in person, to individuals and families with household incomes of $60,000 or less in 2014. MyFreeTaxes.com is the first free online platform that can be used to file federal and state taxes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for those who qualify. The national initiative is championed by three leading nonprofits: </span><a href="http://www.goodwill.org"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">Goodwill Industries International</span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">, </span><a href="http://www.realeconomicimpact.org/"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">National Disability Institute</span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial"> and </span><a href="http://www.unitedway.org"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">United Way</span></a><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">,</span></span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Arial"> and funded by the Walmart Foundation. To learn more, visit </span><a href="http://www.MyFreeTaxes.com"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Arial">MyFreeTaxes.com</span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Arial"> or follow us on Twitter (@MyFreeTaxes) and find us on Facebook at MyFreeTaxes. </span></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><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1120-12pm-pst3pm-est-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/20, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:00:21 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1364506 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-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-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_130.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 Easter Celebrations! Learn about saving on Easter outfits, keeping Easter basket costs low, and fun egg stuffers. Let us know your favorite Easter memory and your number one tip for saving on Easter!</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=a484cde5-d73a-43a9-9390-a5296a8d9a4a" ></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><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">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-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1120-12pm-pst3pm-est-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 11/20, 12pm PST/3pm EST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Wed, 01 Apr 2015 23:00:39 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1364326 at http://www.wisebread.com The Wise Bread Rewards Maximizer Finds the Best Credit Card for You http://www.wisebread.com/the-wise-bread-rewards-maximizer-finds-the-best-credit-card-for-you <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-wise-bread-rewards-maximizer-finds-the-best-credit-card-for-you" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_credit_card_000050223532.jpg" alt="woman holding credit card" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Credit cards have been around for 65 years, and the number of credit card options available to consumers today is in the hundreds. When choosing a credit card, the rates and fees are very, <em>very</em> important factors to think about, but they aren't the only ones. With so many rewards offers to choose from, why not pick one (or two) that gives you the most cash back, most airline miles, or the best perks?</p> <p>Oh, right. There are <em>so many rewards offers to choose from.</em> And you can't just look at the rewards! There may be spending thresholds, redemption limitations, exclusions, and other fine print to consider. Going through it all by yourself can be dizzying.</p> <p>That's why Wise Bread and Wallaby Financial have come together to create the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rewards.html">Wise Bread Rewards Maximizer</a>, a free tool that sorts through the offers and recommends the best one for your particular situation.</p> <p>Here's how it works:</p> <h2>Step 1: Create an Account</h2> <p>Enter your email address and a password. That's it!</p> <h2>Step 2: Set Up Your Profile</h2> <p>The Rewards Maximizer will choose the best credit card for you based on your spending. An easy way to provide this information is to link up your credit cards and connect your credit card issuer bank &mdash; the tool will automatically grab your spending history from the past three months. You'll need to enter your bank user ID and password, but don't worry! The Wise Bread Rewards Maximizer uses bank level security to protect your privacy.</p> <p><img width="605" height="277" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/wbrm-addcards.png" alt="add cards" /></p> <p>Then again, it's totally understandable if linking your credit card account makes you nervous. That's why you also have the option later to manually enter how much you spend each month on certain categories. Just move a slider to adjust the numbers.</p> <p><img width="605" height="205" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/wbrm-slider.png" alt="income slider" /></p> <p>Aside from your spending history, the tool is also interested in your current situation, financial and otherwise. Are you a student? Do you own a small business? What is your approximate credit score? How often do you plan to travel this year? What would you like to redeem your rewards for &mdash; airfare, hotel, cash back, merchandise, or concert tickets? Your answers will give the tool a better idea of your purchasing preferences, upcoming goals, and what you look for in a credit card.</p> <p><img width="605" height="202" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/wbrm-aboutyou.png" alt="survey" /></p> <h2>Step 3: Review Your Recommended Card</h2> <p>Here's the fun part. Based on your spending history and your survey answers, the Rewards Maximizer will recommend the best credit card for your situation. You have pretty much everything you need to know about the card in front of you: the offer details, rates and fees, and an estimate of how much you can earn in rewards over one year <em>and</em> over three years. Scroll a little lower and you'll see a nifty graph that compares the rewards offered by the cards currently in your wallet against the recommended card. A color-coded spending chart next to the graph gives you a snapshot of your spending categories in the past three months.</p> <p><img width="605" height="281" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/wbrm-rewardsgraph.png" alt="graphs" /></p> <p>If, for any reason, you don't like the top recommendation, the Rewards Maximizer also provides you with a few runners-up to check out. Click on any of the other cards to instantly see how they stack up against your current cards. You can also update your profile and redo the survey to see what card will be best if your preferences and situation were slightly different.</p> <p>Basically, the Wise Bread Rewards Maximizer aims to do exactly what its name suggests: help you get the most out of the rewards on your credit card.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rewards.html">Try the Wise Bread Rewards Maximizer and get your top credit card recommendations today!</a></em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-wise-bread-rewards-maximizer-finds-the-best-credit-card-for-you">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-6"> <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/welcome-rudy-maxas-world-listeners-see-more-travel-rewards-tips-from-jason">Welcome Rudy Maxa&#039;s World Listeners! See More Travel Rewards Tips From Jason</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/wise-bread-blogger-on-the-nbc-news-with-brian-williams">Wise Bread Blogger on the NBC News with Brian Williams</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/get-20-off-uber-with-capital-one">Get 20% Off Uber with Capital One</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/the-5-best-secured-credit-cards">The 5 Best Secured Credit Cards</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/top-5-travel-reward-credit-cards">5 Best Travel Reward Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Credit Cards Announcements rewards maximizer Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:30:06 +0000 Amy Lu 1354489 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/26, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-326-12pm-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-326-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_129.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>: Saving on Groceries! Learn about making a list, money saving apps, and checking ads. Let us know how often you shop for groceries and your number one tip for saving on groceries!</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=6dbd4a78-fb9b-4136-a799-d8dde623d08d" ></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><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-326-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">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-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:13 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1355676 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/19, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-319-12pm-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-319-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_128.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>: Advancing Your Career! Learn about growing your network, taking on more responsibility at work, and adding more skills to your resume! Let us know your career goals and your number one tip for someone looking to advance their career!</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=e13d628e-8cb8-4f08-8290-a68d8c31f670" ></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><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-319-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">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-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:00:21 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1347456 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/12, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-312-12pm-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-312-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_127.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>: Nailing Your Job Interview! Learn about preparing for job interviews, ideal attire, and answering difficult questions! Let us know the last time you interviewed for a job and your number one interviewing tip!</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=31bc8e54-ad51-4a9c-ad88-6fe630ce0c98" ></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><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-312-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">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-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:00:37 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1336903 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 3/5, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-35-12pm-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-35-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_126.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/ 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">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wdchat">#WDChat</a> to participate.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">This week's topic: </b>Preparing Women for Retirement! In honor of International Women&rsquo;s Day, join us as we talk about how women can prepare for retirement, obstacles they face when saving, and how women can balance their family, career, and financial security. Share with us how confident you are about retirement and when you plan on retiring!</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=a60ac3b4-0701-4520-8f92-c78c63f84574" ></script> <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">This Week's Chat is Sponsored by Transamerica</b>&nbsp;</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 on how women can prepare for retirement. Be sure to check out Transamerica&rsquo;s article on <a href="http://blog.transamerica.com/retirement/women-retirement-one-common-goal-many-obstacles#.VNVCPXY5Mt1">Women and Retirement: One Common Goal, Many Obstacles</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies will also join the chat from <a href="http://twitter.com/tcrstudies">@TCRStudies</a>.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>View their findings about <a href="http://ow.ly/JQCUc">women and retirement</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">&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. 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 statistics and tips related to financial planning</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Insurance and annuities offered by <a href="https://twitter.com/transamerica">@Transamerica</a> Life Insurance Company and affiliated insurance companies.&rdquo;</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><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-35-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">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-10"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:15 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1320704 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 2/26, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-226-12pm-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-226-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_125.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> for lively conversation and a chance to win <b>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/asw2015">#ASW2015</a> to participate.</p> <p><b>This week's topic:</b> Prioritizing Your Savings! Learn about saving automatically, planning to achieve your saving goals, and saving money on everyday expenses! Share with us your financial goals and where you go to get tips on saving!</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> to win our prizes!</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">First place: $50 Amazon GC </span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">Second place: $50 Amazon GC </span></li> </ul> <p>Winner must be US resident 18 or older. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat.</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=64e80393-27ed-4e0a-81d9-bb5e2e54ab07" ></script> <p><b> This Week's Chat is in Conjunction with America Saves Week </b></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">This week, our chat is celebration of <a href="http://americasavesweek.org"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">American Saves Week </span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">! America Saves will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/americasaves"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">@AmericaSaves </span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">, and will be sharing information about saving! </span></span></span></p> <p><b> More About America Saves Week </b></p> <p>Here's a message from our sponsor:</p> <blockquote> <p><i>&ldquo; </i>America Saves Week is coordinated by <a href="http://americasaves.org/">America Saves</a>&nbsp;and the <a href="http://www.choosetosave.org/">American Savings Education Council </a>. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status. Typically thousands of organizations participate in the Week, reaching millions of people.&rdquo;</p> </blockquote> <p><b> New Parenting Chat Tuesday at 11am PST </b></p> <p>Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Times">Parenting Squad </span></a><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Times"> ( <a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad"> @ParentingSquad </a> ) will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at <b>11:00 am Pacific</b>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use <a href="http://tchat.io/rooms/pschat"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Times">#PSChat </span></a> to participate. </span></p><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-226-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes">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-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:45 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1290299 at http://www.wisebread.com Saving for College: Highlights from Our Chat With Dr. Barbara O'Neill from Rutgers http://www.wisebread.com/saving-for-college-highlights-from-our-chat-with-dr-barbara-oneill-from-rutgers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/saving-for-college-highlights-from-our-chat-with-dr-barbara-oneill-from-rutgers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/Dollarphotoclub_77374597-60.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We had the priviledge of having Dr. Barbara O'Neill from <a href="http://njaes.rutgers.edu/money/">Rutgers Cooperative Extension</a> join us for our #WBChat on February 19th! Our #RCEChat #WBChat featured a ton of useful information about saving for college and Dr. O'Neill's expertise was invaluable to our chatters. In total we had 78 participants, reached almost 214,000 people, and had close to 6.6 million impressions.</p> <p>Of our 78 participants we had numerous bloggers, journalists, authors and companies stop by including <a href="https://twitter.com/yesiamcheap">@yesiamcheap</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/thewalletdiet">@thewalletdiet</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/Quizzle">@Quizzle</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/experian_us">@Experian_US</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/payoff">@Payoff</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/AndreaWoroch">@AndreaWoroch</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeslieHTayneEsq">@LeslieHTayneEsq</a> and more. Here are some of the highlights from the chat:</p> <div align="center"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p>For any financial goal, saving something is always better than doing nothing. The key 2 success is making a plan and starting today. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wbchat?src=hash">#wbchat</a></p> <p>&mdash; Dr. Barbara O'Neill (@moneytalk1) <a href="https://twitter.com/moneytalk1/status/568514167621046272">February 19, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@wisebread</a> community college is a great option 4 students who aren't sure what they want to do. It's a great starting path <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WBChat?src=hash">#WBChat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RCEChat?src=hash">#RCEChat</a></p> <p>&mdash; Andrea Woroch (@AndreaWoroch) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndreaWoroch/status/568505372119470081">February 19, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A7. I encourage people to check if their employers will reimburse any courses that can pertain to their work. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wbchat?src=hash">#wbchat</a></p> <p>&mdash; Yes, I Am Cheap (@yesiamcheap) <a href="https://twitter.com/yesiamcheap/status/568510974979735552">February 19, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tip for students: Save your receipts from your book and parking permit purchases - if you claim yourself, you can write those off <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wbchat?src=hash">#wbchat</a></p> <p>&mdash; Finovera (@Finovera) <a href="https://twitter.com/Finovera/status/568513278835425282">February 19, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Any amount of college <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/savings?src=hash">#savings</a> is better than none. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Save?src=hash">#Save</a> what U can now &amp; ramp it up over time <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WBChat?src=hash">#WBChat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RCEChat?src=hash">#RCEChat</a></p> <p>&mdash; Dr. Barbara O'Neill (@moneytalk1) <a href="https://twitter.com/moneytalk1/status/568502283387981826">February 19, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A1: When you have a lot of things to save for, budgeting is key. You need a plan to maximize your potential. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WBchat?src=hash">#WBchat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RCEChat?src=hash">#RCEChat</a></p> <p>&mdash; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq (@LeslieHTayneEsq) <a href="https://twitter.com/LeslieHTayneEsq/status/568503135578263552">February 19, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/moneytalk1">@moneytalk1</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Shippydoll">@Shippydoll</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@wisebread</a> My guidance counsellor said to apply for as many scholarships as you're eligible for for that reason!</p> <p>&mdash; The Wallet Diet (@thewalletdiet) <a href="https://twitter.com/thewalletdiet/status/568505022847135744">February 19, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A9: request that friends and family contribute to 529 accts instead of toys <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wbchat?src=hash">#wbchat</a></p> <p>&mdash; Mina Ennin Black (@WealthwithMina) <a href="https://twitter.com/WealthwithMina/status/568514672892071936">February 19, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>Here's some additional information about Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Dr. Barbara O'Neill:</p> <p><i>&ldquo;</i>Rutgers Cooperative Extension provides unbiased, research-based information to help people make decisions that enhance the quality of their lives. Dr. Barbara O'Neill, Financial Resource Management Specialist, provides personal finance content to residents of New Jersey and beyond through a variety of outreach methods including face-to-face classes, webinars, a newspaper column, traditional media, and social media.&quot;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/saving-for-college-highlights-from-our-chat-with-dr-barbara-oneill-from-rutgers">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-12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:14:59 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1302324 at http://www.wisebread.com Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 2/19, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $100 in Prizes! http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-219-12pm-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-219-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/THEwbchat-logo-605-v2_0_124.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> for lively conversation and a chance to win <b>one of two $50 Amazon gift cards</b>! Use <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/wbchat">#WBChat</a> and <a href="http://www.tchat.io/rooms/rcechat"> #RCEChat</a> to participate.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b>This week's topic:</b> Saving for College! Learn about when you should start saving for college, how to determine how much you can afford to spend on college, and scholarships! Share with us whether or not you&rsquo;d recommend community college to save and give us your best advice for people who are trying to save for college!</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">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" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">Anyone can participate, but you must be following <a href="https://twitter.com/wisebread">@WiseBread</a> and <b>RSVP below</b> to win our prizes!</p> <ul type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in">First place: $50 GC</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in">Second place: $50 GC</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">Winner must be US resident 18 or older. Winners are randomly selected and announced within 1 day of the chat.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">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=0dd41942-be80-452f-a481-482798d0970b" ></script> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b>This Week's Chat is Sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">This week, <a href="http://njaes.rutgers.edu/money/">Rutgers Cooperative Extension</a> is sponsoring $100 in prizes for our chat! Dr. Barbara O&rsquo;Neill from Rutgers Cooperative Extension will be joining our chat, tweeting from <a href="https://twitter.com/moneytalk1">@moneytalk1</a>, and will be sharing information about saving for college!</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b>More About Rutgers Cooperative Extension</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><i>&ldquo;</i>Rutgers Cooperative Extension provides unbiased, research-based information to help people make decisions that enhance the quality of their lives. Dr. Barbara O'Neill, Financial Resource Management Specialist, provides personal finance content to residents of New Jersey and beyond through a variety of outreach methods including face-to-face classes, webinars, a newspaper column, traditional media, and social media. Her Twitter handle is <a href="https://twitter.com/moneytalk1">@moneytalk1</a> and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Money and Investing Web site is <span style="mso-field-code: &quot; HYPERLINK \0022http\:\/\/njaes\.rutgers\.edu\/money\/\0022 \\t \0022_blank\0022 &quot;"><a href="http://njaes.rutgers.edu/money/"><span class="MsoHyperlink">http://njaes.rutgers.edu/money/</span></a>. Funding for gift card prizes for this chat was provided by an America Saves Week mini- grant&nbsp; to eXtension (<a href="http://www.extension.org/personal_finance"><span style="mso-field-code:&quot; HYPERLINK \0022http\:\/\/www\.extension\.org\/personal_finance\0022 \\t \0022_blank\0022 &quot;"><span class="MsoHyperlink">http://www.extension.org/personal_finance</span></span></a>) from the Consumer Federation of America with funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. For more information about the America Saves program and America Saves Week, visit <a href="http://www.americasaves.org/"><span style="mso-field-code:&quot; HYPERLINK \0022http\:\/\/www\.americasaves\.org\/\0022 \\t \0022_blank\0022 &quot;"><span class="MsoHyperlink">http://www.americasaves.org/</span></span></a> and <a href="http://www.americasavesweek.org/"><span style="mso-field-code:&quot; HYPERLINK \0022http\:\/\/www\.americasavesweek\.org\/\0022 \\t \0022_blank\0022 &quot;"><span class="MsoHyperlink">http://www.americasavesweek.org/</span></span></a>.&rdquo;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b>New Parenting Chat Tuesday at 11am PST</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto">Our sister blog <a href="http://parentingsquad.com">Parenting Squad</a> (<a href="https://twitter.com/parentingsquad"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Times">@ParentingSquad</span>) will be hosting a parenting chat every Tuesday at <b>11:00 am Pacific</b>. Drop by for fun parenting conversations and a chance to win prizes! Use </a><a href="http://tchat.io/rooms/pschat">#PSChat</a> to participate.</p><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-219-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-100-in-prizes">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-13"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-42-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/2, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements wbchat Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:21 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1288490 at http://www.wisebread.com Wise Bread Is Hiring An Editorial Assistant http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-is-hiring-an-editorial-assistant <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wise-bread-is-hiring-an-editorial-assistant" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/JoinOurTeamBlue3dButton-605.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Wise Bread is expanding our editorial department to accommodate the growth of the site. The site is run by a small, close knit team. We offer flexibility in hours and plenty of opportunity to expand your role based on your interests and strengths. This is a telecommuting position.</p> <p>We are looking for an Editorial Assistant to help produce our daily articles.</p> <h2>Duties</h2> <ul> <li>Processing writer drafts (formatting and copyediting according to our style guide before passing to the editors for review).<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Uploading final drafts into our CMS (Drupal).<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Choosing appropriate images for each article.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Keeping track of our editorial calendar and scheduling articles accordingly.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Collecting stats through Google Analytics on article performance.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Helping the marketing team promote articles through social media.</li> </ul> <h2>Required Qualifications</h2> <ul> <li>Familiarity with a content management system (like Wordpress or Drupal) and experience with WYSIWYG editors.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Understanding of basic html. You should know tags like [a href] and know why open tags are bad.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Detail-oriented and ability to work from home with no direct supervision.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Proficient in Google Office Apps like Gmail, Calendar, and Docs.</li> </ul> <h2>Preferred Qualifications</h2> <ul> <li>Passion for social media, especially Pinterest.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Familiarity with photo editing using Photoshop.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Internet junkie who knows the latest memes and trends before 99% of your friends.<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <h2>To Apply</h2> <ul> <li>Email <a href="mailto:recruiting@wisebread.com">recruiting@wisebread.com</a> with the subject heading: Full or Part Time Editorial Assistant.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>If you have social media expertise please include links to social media channels.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>If you have writing samples, especially those that are similar to Wise Bread's topics, please include links to them.<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>Describe any experience using Google analytics, and describe which metrics you believe to be the best indicators of an article's performance. Indicate your availability and number of hours per week you can work.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-bread-is-hiring-an-editorial-assistant">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-14"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-430-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/30, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-at-400-cdt-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat for a Chance to Win Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-423-12pm-pacific-for-a-chance-to-win-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 4/23, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-april-9th-at-1200-pm-pdt-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM PDT, for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</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/join-our-tweetchat-on-thursday-1030-12pm-pst-for-a-chance-to-win-300-in-prizes">Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 10/30, 12pm PST for a Chance to Win $300 in Prizes!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Announcements Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:00:06 +0000 Lynn Truong 1289633 at http://www.wisebread.com Welcome Janet Al-Saad, Wise Bread's New Senior Editor http://www.wisebread.com/welcome-janet-al-saad-wise-breads-new-senior-editor <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/welcome-janet-al-saad-wise-breads-new-senior-editor" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/welcome-notebook-desk-Dollarphotoclub_66689899.jpg" alt="welcome notebook" title="welcome notebook" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wise Bread is growing, and we're expanding our team to help bring our message of financial wisdom to an even larger audience. Help us welcome our new Senior Editor of Personal Finance, Janet Al-Saad. She'll use her extensive background in financial journalism to direct all investing and personal finance content for the site.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/janet-photo_0.jpg" width="200" height="299" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; line-height: 22.1000003814697px;margin: 5px 15px 15px 0;" align="left" alt="" />Janet was previously Managing Editor of Mint.com and Quicken, overseeing the award-winning blogs of the world's largest personal finance tools. There, she doubled site traffic and expanded the brands' social presence, all while managing over thirty writers and helping win a Webby Award. She collaborated with NYT best-selling authors and financial experts,<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.7em;">such as Dan Solin, Jean Chatzky, Chris Elliott, and Beth Kobliner to bring Mint and Quicken's expertise to the public.</span></p> <p>Janet has also been Contributing Editor and On-Camera Host for TheStreet, where she delivered daily on-camera reports from the NYSE and NASDAQ, and interviewed the CEOs of F500 companies, US Senators, and Governors. Janet oversaw synchronicity between the written and video operations, and authored and edited articles on everything from M&amp;A to personal finance.</p> <p>At First Business, Janet was a reporter and co-anchor for a nationally syndicated business news show appearing in over 70 US markets. She interviewed economists, traders, and fund managers on national TV.</p> <p>Earlier, she was U.S. News Editor of Reuters-BreakingViews, a financial commentary service appearing in major global newspapers, such as The Wall Street Journal and the London Telegraph. She also worked in finance, as Director of Communications for PEAK6 Investments/OptionsHouse.com, being instrumental in the launch of WeSeed.com, OptionsHouse,com, and the Options News Network.</p> <p>Janet's written work has appeared in the likes of The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Men's Health, and she is a frequent source for major media. She is a guest lecturer at The University of Alabama, and has been invited to speak at major conferences, such as CES. Additionally, she has been an editor, writer, and on-camera host for financial services giants ranging from JPMorgan Chase, Franklin Templeton and Allstate to UBS and American Express. Janet holds an MBA in Global Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and is the founder of personal finance blog, <a href="http://fivetentwentyclub.com/">FiveTenTwentyClub.com</a>.</p> <p>Please help us give Janet a warm welcome to the Wise Bread community!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/joe-epstein">Joe Epstein</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/welcome-janet-al-saad-wise-breads-new-senior-editor">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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