Darth Vader’s Top 5 Tips For Saving Money

Okay, I admit it…I’m a bit of a Star Wars nerd. I used to beg my dad non-stop for the newest Obi-Wan or Admiral Ackbar figures. And I completely wore out my VHS tapes of the original trilogy until they were virtually unwatchable (much like any of the prequels when Natalie Portman was not on […]

Do You Play the Lottery?

By: veggiefrog

A buck doesn’t buy much these days.  You can’t even get a decent cup of coffee for a dollar anymore. But what you can buy is a chance to win hundreds of millions of dollars through the lottery.  Just a dollar and a little bit of luck could change your life forever and make you […]

How to Declutter Your Home and Turn Your Trash into Cash

Most people are pack rats by nature. They hoard away all sorts of useless junk until their closets, basements, attics, and garages are ready to burst at the seams. I still have things boxed away from when I moved into my house almost two years ago. I haven’t the slightest idea what’s in them but there can’t […]

How to Establish Credit

how to establish credit

  Creditors and lenders look at your credit score to determine whether or not they will give you a loan or a credit card.  But if you don’t already have a credit history they’ll be unlikely to loan you any money since they have no way of knowing whether or not you’ll pay them back. […]

How to Handle Financial Setbacks

Have you had months like this?  This month, thanks to a number of extra jobs, I earned an extra $750 that was not budgeted for.  Woo hoo, I thought.  Finally time to add some money to our meager emergency fund! And then it happened.  The slow, painful erosion of that extra money.  First, my husband […]

A Look Back At Our Top Posts From 2013

As another year draws to a close, now is the perfect time to look back at some of the best posts we published in 2013.  Below I’ve listed our top 5 articles from the past twelve months, as well as our favorite new product which happens to be the best rewards credit card for people […]

Do You Lie to Yourself About Your Finances?

Back in the day, I loved watching Everybody Loves Raymond.  There was one episode in particular called The Checkbook that still sticks with me.  Debra does all the money management and budgeting for the household, and Raymond finds out that Debra had borrowed money’s from Ray’s parents to make ends meet one month.  Ray is […]

Top 100 Blogs for Personal Finance Fanatics

Whew!  Writing this post was exhausting! When I first set out to create the ultimate list of personal finance blogs (The WT 100) I figured the entire list would contain maybe 50 blogs.  But as I started jotting down the names of each of my “must read” blogs I realized there was no way I […]

Infographic on Credit Scores

Short post today…I came across a neat infographic created by the folks at Quizzle and I think it is something you’d find interesting. Since you’re reading a personal finance blog, you’re probably already more financially-savvy than the typical person on the street.  But even people with money smarts don’t always make all the right decisions […]

Coolest Stock Certificates

disney stock certificate

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who is financially savvy and good with their money, how about something creative like a framed stock certificate issued by their favorite company? Few people bother with physical stock certificates these days.  It’s much cheaper and more convenient to keep your stock in an online trading […]

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