April 17, 2013

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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Planning a Frugal Summer Vacation! Learn about saving on hotels, transportation, and food! […]

Today Matters. Nothing Else Does.

You might think that with such a goal-oriented perspective and a self-control perspective, I might not focus that much on the value of today. Actually, I believe that today is the only day that really matters. Today is the only day you have to be sure that you’re moving forward on your goals. […]

FMF March Money Madness, Round 4, Posts 5-8

Here we go with the fourth round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (to follow all the action click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. […]

5 Tips for Getting a Job After College

Now that you’re done with college, it’s time to get a “real” job. But how can you get the right job for you? The current market is tough, and you will need to make sure that you have an edge. It’s vital that you show potential employers that you are the right fit. Here are 5 tips that can boost your ability to find a job after college: 1. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Boston Edition

My thoughts and condolences go out to the people of Boston this week, who are facing the type of situation that every city dreads. My wife and I had already chosen Boston as our place to visit for our tenth anniversary, and we’re more adamant about those plans than ever. The small amount we can contribute to the local economy in Boston won’t mean much, but it will surely help. […]

What’s the Difference Between a Termination versus a Layoff?

I got into a discussion last week with a friend about the difference between a “termination” and a “layoff.” Fortunately, neither one of us is dealing with it and so it was more of an academic discussion. […]

Will you have what you need when you need it?

This is a post from staff writer Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. Let’s say I told you of a company whose stock posted the best 15-year return of any Fortune 500 company between 1965 and 1995, earning more than 18.5 times the return of the S&P 500. […]

10 Crazy Frugality Schemes That Just Might Work

I’ve been called many things in my life. Some good; some not so good. But I can’t say I’ve ever been called crazy when it comes to being frugal. So, as I’m not getting any younger, I thought it was time to bring out a list of 10 crazy frugal schemes and earn the sobriquet. Some of these plans are certainly more "out there" than others, but all are worth a try, I think. […]

Why Savings Account Interest Rates Are So Low

In 2006, I started writing about personal finance. One of the first topics I wrote about was the online high-yield savings account. (See also: The Best 5 Online Savings Accounts) Back then, these accounts were all the rage. I opened an account offering 5% APY and wrote about how great online accounts were for emergency fund purposes. […]

Bitcoin virtual currency taking off, gaining popularity

This post is from Miranda Marquit at our partner site Quizzle.com. One of the more interesting currencies gaining ground right now is Bitcoin. This is a digital currency that provides users with a way to pay each other directly, without transaction fees. But, as Gizmodo explains, it’s not quite so straightforward. […]

Best Money Tips: Responsible Uses for Your Tax Refund

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on responsible uses for your tax refund, saving money when checking out online, and principles of success. Top 5 Articles 5 Responsible Uses for Your Tax Refund — Investing for retirement is a responsible use for your tax refund. […]

Fun and Frugal Ways to Enjoy Montreal

Historical architecture, easy international access, and a world-class cultural scene make Montreal a sought-after destination for many travelers. If you’re wondering what to do in Montreal, this list is long indeed. […]

11 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

    Many people believe that they have what it takes to start your own business, yet it seems few people truly end up succeeding in the world of business. Entrepreneurs are a few and talented group of individuals who possess the skills necessary to make a unique and successful business out of nothing. […]

The Ideal Inheritance: Wisdom and Guidance, Not Money

The following is a guest post by Bryan, a personal finance blogger and freelance writer at Gajizmo.com. Bryan graduated from a top-ranked university with a finance degree and has worked in M&A and private equity for 3 years. As a member of Generation Y, I don’t find money a taboo subject. […]