October 5, 2012

Newborn Essentials Checklist: Save money with just the baby basics

The pretty pregnant lady zapping a bazilion baby products with her barcode scanner was driving me batty. Four crib bedding sets, three baby monitors (one with video and a Wi-Fi remote), two highchairs, and one hundred too many pieces of newborn clothing all rounded out her insane baby registry at Babies’R'Us. […]

Realize Money Doesn’t Heal a Marital Problem (278/365)

Money is often a major conflict in marital situations. Lots of little unexpected events and some bad spending choices can quickly add up to a pretty poor financial picture and that can poison a marriage. Many people respond to this situation by thinking that they can fix everything by earning some more money. They add overtime at work. They take a second job. […]

Broke Athletes

Has anyone seen this? It's the ESPN series 30 for 30 -- with this show being about athletes who made a bundle of money and then lost it all (a topic we've covered here several times). I have it on DVR and will probably watch it this weekend, but I thought I'd highlight it for those of you who love personal finance and sports since it's being shown a few times over the next week. […]

Declining Interest Rates, Declining Common Sense

This is a guest article by Jason Larkins. Jason is the Director of Financial Education at Wise Wealth, LLC in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and the author of the website WorkSaveLive. For years I had my personal struggles with money: spending more than I made, following the status quo, and living life like I’d die tomorrow. […]

Your Take: Would You Marry for Money?

Would you marry someone for a $1? What about $500 million HK dollars? $500 million HK dollars is the equivalent of $64 million dollars – the amount Cecil Chao Sze-tsung has offered to the man who can woo his daughter, Gigi Chao. Ahhh… the quirks of the filthy filthy rich. So this naturally lends itself to a fantastic Your Take – would you marry for money? […]

Ask the Readers: What odd things have you done to save money?

This is a guest post from David Bakke. David is always looking for ways to save money and live frugally. He shares his tips and strategies on Money Crashers Personal Finance. During my journey to escape $30,000 worth of personal debt, I wore my frugality like a badge of honor. I had no problem bragging to people about all the ways I saved money, regardless of their quizzical reactions. […]

5 Best Prepaid Debit Cards

  In a world where consumers are increasingly wary of credit even as they want the convenience of plastic, the idea of prepaid debit cards is catching on. […]

Beyond Beef: Tasty, Frugal Protein

In an age of rising obesity rates and increasing health consciousness, many of us are wondering whether we have enough protein in our diets. Sources of protein are not only plentiful in several everyday food items, but most of them are also affordable. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on Gas

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to save on gas, the best things to buy in October, and avoiding Craigslist rental scams. Top 5 Articles 16 Ways to Save on Gas — Save money on gas by not accelerating too quickly. [My Dollar Plan] October Best Time To Buy — October is a great time to buy a car or a new air conditioner. […]

21 Things You Should Never Pay For

While the best things in life are always free, so is lots of other stuff. If you want to find some extra money in your budget, stop paying for things you could get for nothing. […]

Is Starting a Small Business for the Tax Deductions Worth It?

I’m pretty notorious in my circle of friends for making sure that I get a receipt for anything I could conceivably write off as a business expense — I want every last tax deduction I qualify for. […]

Real Estate 101: Running the Numbers

The following is a guest post by FMF reader Apex. He has been investing in rental real estate for more than four years and is authoring a Real Estate 101 series, posting every Friday, based on his experiences. […]