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What Is Mortgage Refinancing and Why Should I Consider It?

Readers: This is article 14 of 25 from my no-nonsense “Mortgage Basics” quick-reference series. When you refinance your mortgage, you typically pay off the existing loan and create a new one. However, if you have a primary and secondary mortgage, you can refinance by consolidating both of them into a new loan too. In most […]

REIT Investing: May The Force Be With You

For now, valuation will take a back seat as the income-oriented investments are creating a perfect storm for REITs. Interest rates will not stay low forever, but until they rise, “may the force be with you”.

Becoming a Short-Term Rental Host? Here’s What You Need to Know

Many singles with expensive leases in major cities, traveling retirees with empty homes, and couples with a spare room and a desperate need for cash are looking for ways to make the space they rent or own pay for itself. Many budget-conscious vacationers, seasonal university-town students, hotel-weary business travelers are looking for cheap, interesting, short-term […]

Flashback Friday: 55 Brilliant Ways to Turn Your Junk Into Cash

In every house, on every street, there is too much junk. We all have things we don't need. So rather than letting those unwanted items collect dust and cause clutter-induced anxiety, why not sell them for some extra cash? Here are 55 brilliant ways to turn your junk into cash. 10 Things You...

Best Money Tips: How to Improve Your Social Skills in 6 Steps

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to improve your social skills, how to learn a foreign language quickly, and the most important investments you’ll ever make. Top 5 Articles 6 Steps To Take To Improve Your Social Skills and Defeat Your Anxiety...

Can You Really Make a Living as an Ebook Writer?

Ebooks have made self-publishing more accessible than ever. As recently as the 1990s, self-publishing meant paying to have thousands of physical books printed; a 1999 CNNMoney article pegged the cost at $12,000 to $30,000. Now that the majority of books sold are electronic, you can self-publish...

7 Soda Alternatives That Won't Bust Your Wallet — Or Your Waistline

One thing that is hard to give up is soda — but for your health, and the health of your wallet, you really should try. Each time you go out to eat, a soda will add about $3 on your bill per person. In 2012, U.S. households spent $850 a year on soft drinks alone. As far as health...

Best Deals for Friday 07/01

Link for teaser title: http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today Don't forget to grab these deals - Wireless Doorbell with Receiver $10, JLab Audio JBuddies Kids $10, or Outdoors...

8 Signs You're Committing Financial Infidelity

It's often said that honesty is the key to a good relationship. But are you totally honest with your spouse or partner when it comes to money? Lies about finances can be some of the most damaging in any relationship, but they are surprisingly common. Two out of every five Americans have admitted...

Didn't Get the Raise? Ask for This, Instead

Getting knocked back when you've built up the courage to ask for a pay raise at work can feel like a real blow. It can seem as if your hard work has gone unnoticed, and will quickly sour working relationships if you let it. But with some segments of the economy still decidedly wobbly, every pay...

You Don't Have to Pay an Annual Fee to Get a Great Credit Card

Link for teaser title: http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-with-no-annual-fees?utm_source=... Annual fees can cost you hundreds of dollars but not all cards charge...

“I Used to Be an Amish Taxi Driver”

[Welcome to Side Hustle #65 of our ongoing series! Where my friend Amanda shares quite an interesting way to make some extra cash… Can’t say I saw this one coming :)] I remember getting the phone call ten years ago that would burn a big ol’ hole through my summer plans. I had been promised a summer job at the Chester County Migrant Ministry, but […]

5 Things That Should Make You Run From (Or At Least Seriously Reconsider) A Home Purchase

Open House sign - property for sale in Monterey Park, California on April 19, 2016.. / AFP / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) In the low-inventory, high-price housing market that is currently plaguing much of the country, finding a home you like at the [...]

How To Leverage Your Expertise To Solve Problems And Create More Income

Do you want to make more money? The answer is probably yes because who doesn't want more money. The one thing you need to figure out is how to do it. You could create a product, you could invent something, you could build something or you could leverage your genius. [...]

Brexit Does Not Mean More Market Volatility

A common narrative to global markets is that volatility has massively increased. Market participants like to claim a new regime of increased volatility with each and every new negative macro event. From the fright over Ebola all the way to the stock market selloff this year, market participants have theorized [...]

Are Credit Cards More Innovative Than FinTech Startups?

Shutterstock Although Brexit has dominated the headlines from the UK, another milestone has quietly beenreached this week. Barclaycard, the largest and first credit card issuer in the UK, turned 50 years old. In the 1960s, on both sides of the Atlantic, a revolution in how we make payments and borrow money [...]

The Perfect Recipe To Start A New Business

If you want to start a new business, what's holding you back? Maybe you're waiting for the perfect time, maybe you're not sure if you can afford it or maybe you have a ton of ideas and just don't know how to get started. All of that is very normal. Starting [...]

6 Tips For Cheaper Roaming Abroad

Heading abroad on vacation? Check out these 6 tips for cheaper roaming charges on your mobile phone, 6 Tips For Cheaper Roaming Abroad was originally published at Money Watch a UK personal finance blog. Sign up to our RSS feed and follow us on Twitter.

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