Basic plans for saving and investing that don't require use of a formal financial plan with specific goals.
by: Julie Rains | channel: Personal Finance
The savings rate in the United States has increased significantly over the last few months, clearly as a response to our current economic climate. But how does our historical savin
by: Silicon Valley Blogger | channel: Personal Finance
Your guide to the best places to find coupons online.
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Budgeting, Shopping
The most simple-minded measure of your standard of living is how much money you spend: spending more equals living better. Reality is more complex. There are a lot of ways to li
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Debt Management, Lifestyle
If you quit checking your 401(k) balance last year, because the market crash made it too depressing, now might be a good time to take a fresh look. It'll still be well down from t
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Retirement
A lot of people find themselves wondering if phones like the iPhone are worth the money. Here are 6 reasons why they are.
by: Carlos Portocarrero | channel: Technology
Most people think saving money has to be fun and exciting in order to work. Not so. I took The Boring Challenge and saved over $2,000. How much money will you save?
by: Carlos Portocarrero | channel: Frugal Living
Here is a quick introduction to reward checking accounts and how you can take advantage of these high yielding accounts.
by: Xin Lu | channel: Banking
I got a notice from one of my credit cards a bit ago, announcing that they were raising the interest rate. It's only of theoretical interest to me, of course--I use credit cards f
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Banking
I spent my whole adult life trying to figure out how to get by on a lot less money, because I wanted to be a full-time writer and knew that it wouldn't pay enough to support the li
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living
A friend recently told me that someone she knows is so cheap that he would not let her use paper towels at his place. Yet at the same time he complains about not having enough mon
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Lifestyle
When I went off to college in 1977, inflation was high and rising, but the maximum interest rate you could earn on a savings account was capped by the government at a fraction over
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
Preventing a collapse of the financial system is part of preventing a depression. However, the shorthand term for this--getting the banks able and willing to lend--is misleading.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Debt Management, Financial News
Saving beforehand without dipping into savings or paycheck takes the guilt out of buying process.
by: Carlos Portocarrero | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting
We're subjected to constant barrage of unhelpful advice to the effect that what the economy needs is more spending. (The stimulus program is one piece of this.) It's kind of unde
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Frugal Living, Consumer Affairs, Debt Management
During the Christmas break my husband and I went to dinner with some of his friends from high school. One couple we spoke with told us that they are trying to save money for a dow
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
In the current economic climate, everyone is trying to save a buck. I know some families that have budgets so tight that there is no room for saving, but I think it is possible for
by: Xin Lu | channel: Frugal Living, Consumer Affairs, General Tips, Insurance
How much money is there in the economy to borrow? Well, if you don't have foreigners lending you large amounts of money, and you don't have central banks creating large amounts of
My wife spotted this book at the library and brought it home, suggesting (based on the title) that it might be a sort of anti-Wise Bread that I could read and mock. When I started
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