advice

Ask the Readers: What Is the Best Career Advice You've Ever Been Given?

Tell us about the best career advice you've ever been given and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

I Am Doing Well Financially. Now What?

Eventually, there comes a point in time when you can actually afford a few niceties in life. How will you react?

Your Job as a Personal Finance Literature Reader

I wish I could tell you exactly what to do, but whether saving a few bucks is worth your time is well, a question only you can answer. It's your job. Do it well.

How to Get Good Advice

Sometimes the shortest and best path to making a decision or solving a problem is to ask for insights from a wise person. Here are ways to make sure you are getting good advice.

How To Make Your Own Soda, Tidy A Room In Three Minutes, Cure A Hangover And Become A Movie Extra. Phew!

I’m a big fan of Howcast. Their website is a treasure trove of information, and you can also find their videos on popular sites like Metacafe and YouTube. Sometimes their advice is

Not the sort of person who ...

Wise Bread is stuffed almost to bursting with suggestions on how to live large on a small budget. But certain suggestions trigger a particular kind of negative reaction:—w

How Do You Deal With Family Members Who Are Bad At Managing Money?

You know who I am talking about. Most of us have that one brother who blows his paycheck in a day or a cousin that has no money for retirement. No family is perfect, and we all te

The financial wisdom of Fight Club

“The first rule of Fight Club – We Do Not Talk About Fight Club.” Everyone who’s seen the movie remembers that. But what about something Tyler Durden, the anarchist extraordinaire,

Welcome to the Real World - My Best Advice for New Graduates

I graduated from college just three years ago, so the confusion and anxiety I felt after graduating college is still quite fresh in my mind. I moved out of my parents' house a wee

Friends Don't Let Friends...

In the past few decades the Ad Council has been running an ad with the tag line "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk". This ad campaign has been instrumental in decreasing drunk

Can you talk to your friends about debt?

Do you find it as difficult to talk to friends about money as I do? If you had friends that you believed were about to go into bankruptcy, would you do anything to try and stop the

FREE copy of "What To Expect The First Year" book.

A quick 'deal of the day' for you, and it's a great one. When my wife and I were expecting out first child we read "What To Expect When You're Expecting" from cover to cover. When

You know you're a Wisebread reader if...

What makes a Wisebread reader? Why are you guys so, well, special? I sat, I pondered, I scribbled down notes furiously. This is what I came up with. It's a small list, just 30 entries. [more]

Ben Franklin's guide to wealth and savvy living

Benjamin Franklin was probably America's first "self-help" author. [more]