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Tim Lemke

Tim has been a personal finance writer for Wise Bread since 2013, and manages digital content for a Washington, D.C.-based foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Latest articles by Tim Lemke

10 Stocks Every Recent Grad Should Own

Gift the recent grad in your life one (or more!) of these great stocks, and they'll be on track to enjoy a nice profit.

The 7 Most Important Financial Moments of Your Life

These turning points in your life bring critical money matters to the table. Are you ready?

12 Easy Ways to Wake Up Richer Tomorrow Than You Are Today

There are plenty of ways to make a quick buck, but none are easier — and more certain — than these. What are you waiting for?

8 Money Lessons I Learned Selling Office Supplies

Working at an office supply superstore teaches more than just the price of pens. Find out what one Wise Bread writer learned during a first summer job.

The Frugal Living Commencement Speech I'd Give to My Younger Self

If time travel were possible, this is the commencement speech I'd give to my younger self about living frugally.

7 Investments That Usually Soar During the Summer

The stock market doesn't always lag in the summertime and these seven sectors remind that it's not always wise to "go away in May."

How to Retire Rich

You don't want to be just comfortable in retirement. Here's how to retire like a one percenter.

The Only 8 Rules of Investing You Need to Know

Investing seems so risky — and complicated. It really isn't, though, if you stick to the basics.

10 Weird Types of Insurance You Didn't Even Know About

Held for ransom? Killed someone via laughter? Lost a valuable body part? There's an insurance coverage policy for that.

7 Cool Things Bonds Tell You About the Economy

Bonds may not be the snazziest investment, but they sure can tell us a lot about how the economy is doing. Here's why it's smart to start paying attention to bonds.

9 Money Moves to Make the Moment Your Credit Cards Are Paid Off

Congratulations! You're finally free of credit card debt. Now what should you do?

11 Food and Beverage Stocks That Are Having a Good Year

Everyone's gotta eat, right? These food and beverage stocks will fill both your stomach and your investment portfolio.

9 Investing Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask

Don't let pride get in the way of your financial education. When it comes to your money, it's dumb not to ask the basic questions first!

9 Financial Moves You Will Always Regret

Life is best lived with no regrets. But if you make these money moves, you’re sure to have a few.

8 Things Everyone Should Know About the Commodities Markets

From cows to coffee, billions of dollars are lost and made trading commodities. Here's what you need to know — even if you're not a trader.

10 Boring Investments That Are Surprisingly Profitable

Just because an investment may lack charisma doesn't mean it can't make you money. Consider adding these wallflowers to your portfolio.

Are You Wasting $68,000 on Gas?

You may think you need to commute a long way to work. But how much is it costing you?

The 11 Oddest Things America Has Ever Taxed

No one likes to pay taxes. Especially when they're as off-the-wall as these.

Is Layaway Still Worth It?

Layaway faded away back in '90s, but this different way to pay is making a comeback. Is it worth it?

9 Ways Being Too Responsible Can Cost You

It's always smart to do the sensible thing, right? Usually — until being sensible starts costing you real money.