Articles on Personal Finance

Is This Job Worth It?

This post technically isn't about me. It's about a friend, a lousy job situation, and soliciting feedback from our readers for a friend of mine. Tiffany is an engineer who works for a small start-up. [more]

Fight Your Speeding Ticket, Save Yourself Some Dough

I've never fought a speeding ticket before. I usually just pay it and forget it. By "usually", I mean, for the two tickets I got before when I was 16 and 19 years old. My recent ticket was an anomaly for a couple of reasons. [more]

How to live on $12,000 a year

In my first job out of college, I was on 12,000 English pounds per year. That was back in London in 1996, i was single, lived with two friends and only had rent and travel to pay for. And I still remember how tough that was. [more]

Who's Linking to Wise Bread?

Wise Bread relies on links to help us gain readership and reach a broader audience of friends and contributors. [more]

Drive across America for FREE.

  How would you like to see everything that America has to offer, with all your friends, and not pay one cent for it? Well, it's not as far-fetched as you may think. [more]

Ring. Ring. Ka-ching! Lying About Your Telephone Tax

I haven't had a landline in years. I'm dead serious. Years. [more]

How to Avoid Foreclosure

What would you do if you were about to lose your home? What would you be willing to do to keep it? Is it even possible to keep it once you've missed a few payments? [more]

Carnival Of Money Stories #7

Welcome to the 7th edition of the Carnival of Money Stories! I enjoyed reading all of the entries and will probably end up stealing most of your ideas for my own blog. [more]

Is There Such Thing as a Messy Millionaire?

My favorite lesbian: I recently purchased Suze Orman's latest book (at Costco, for $10 off of the retail price), "Women & Money". [more]

Carnival of Money Stories is Coming to Wise Bread!

Wise Bread is hosting the next edition of the Carnival of Money Stories on Monday, March 19th. This is one of my favorite personal finance carnivals because it focuses on the personal experiences of our fellow PF bloggers. [more]

The Dirty Secrets of Credit Cards

Here are some of the biggest dirty secrets of the credit card industry.

MegaMillions - Mo' Money Mo' Problems?

Last night's MegaMillions drawing was for $370 million dollars. They say that money doesn't buy happiness, but I've got enough happiness right now. So I could totally use $370 million for, say, shoes. Did I say 'shoes'? [more]

More Bang for Your Buck: Paint Me Frugal

Paul's post about DIY got me to thinking about all of the times that I wasted money on trying to improve my home. There have been many of these times, more than I care to share. [more]

How would you like a free car?

Want a free car? Well, wrap it up — literally!

Save money on gas + free ebook

Save more money at the pump with these top 10 tips.

How to Get a Lower APR, or Possibly Not

Getting my interest rate lowered by my credit card company was impossible, so I had to go a different route to avoid the interest charges.

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Share a little love this Valentine's Day with someone who needs it. Enter Kiva!

Womanhood microscopic and other hot stock tips

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