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Balancing Spending and Time: How “Time Frugality” Can Save You Lots of Cash

I have a number of hobbies that I deeply enjoy. I really enjoy playing board games and am the member of two different board game groups. I love to read. I love doing things with my children. I love tinkering with electronics, walking around my neighborhood, and countless other things. Show More Summary

This One Move Can Save You $1,000 a Year

It lets you shop endlessly on eBay. It keeps you tuned into the latest water-cooler gossip on Facebook. It allows you to follow photo stories of people — some you know, some you don’t — on Instagram. You can watch endless videos while waiting for the train. Show More Summary

Five Money Moves No One Should Ever Make… Ever

Donald Trump is famous for much more than his popular television show and confusing hairstyle; he’s also famous for being very, very rich. Of course, he wasn’t always as rich as he is now, and his businesses have even filed for bankruptcy a handful of times. Show More Summary

Struggling With Student Loans? How to Lower Your Payments

If you’re struggling to make your student loan payments, one option to explore is income-driven repayment plans. These plans are available to federal borrowers to help manage student loan debt. Under these plans, monthly payments are lower than under the Standard Repayment Plan. Show More Summary

Questions About Bed Sheets, Used CDs, Health Insurance, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five-word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Health insurance and job switching 2. Hosting guests at home? 3. Show More Summary

More Than One Kid? How to Save for College

A reader named Autumn asks a good question: “Hi, I need some advice… My sweet newborn was given a little over $1,000 from our family for his higher education. I thought about putting it into a 529 plan, but I don’t want this money to be only in his name since we plan to have... The post More Than One Kid? How to Save for College appeared first on The Simple Dollar.

12 Money-Saving Food Strategies My Family Uses

Over the years, our family has steadily built up a number of little “food hacks” that we use to save money and time when buying food and preparing meals at home. Often, we don’t even really think about them, but sometimes, when we step...Show More Summary

Four Tricks to Keep Your Food Spending at $50 a Week

My New Year’s resolution wasn’t very glamorous. I didn’t decide to learn French or perfect certain yoga poses or save the world one good deed at a time. Instead, my one and only resolution was to keep food spending at $50 a week. InShow More Summary

How One Social Media Mistake Can Wreck Your Financial Future

More than 100 years before Facebook was conceived in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room, Mark Twain, one of America’s most beloved authors, offered some words of wisdom that make a lot of sense for social media users today: “It is better to...Show More Summary

Check Out The Jaw-dropping Price Tags On These Luxury Versions Of Everyday Items

The ultra-rich have no shortage of places to spend their money. Luxury doesn't just mean mansions, yachts and Lamborghinis anymore. No. It can also mean spending piles of cash on things you could get at the drug store for a few bucks. See here. Check Out The Jaw-dropping Price Tags On These Luxury Versions Of Everyday Items appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

Should All Financial Advisers Be Held to a Fiduciary Standard?

Over the last year, a friend of mine has been trying to convince me to move my financial assets. I currently have a taxable investment account at Vanguard, and my portfolio consists of a mix that includes a domestic stock index fund, an international stock index fund, and tax-advantaged municipal bond funds. This friend believes [...]Show More Summary

Best Money Tips: Secrets to Being More Productive

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the secrets to being more productive, creative Starbucks drinks for around $3, and money moves that no one should ever, ever make. Top 5 Articles 5 Secrets for Becoming More Productive — Create positive...

Best Deals for Thursday 02/26

Link for teaser title: http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today 5 Victoria's Secret Panties w/ Reward Card for $27 + $7 s/h, Designer Sunglasses at Nordstrom Rack: Up to 75% off,...

8 Easy Superfood Smoothies for a Better Morning

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of us still skip our morning meal on occasion because we're just too busy? Smoothies to the rescue! You can toss many healthy ingredients, including those all-important superfoods, into your blender and pour into a...

5 Ways to Avoid Buying Electronics You'll Regret

They're shiny and new right out of the package, and too often, they cost a pretty penny. They are the gadgets we drool over when they first make an appearance in stores, sometimes after standing in line for hours to be among the first to get their hands on them. (See also: 6 "As Seen on...

What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

When it comes to your financial health, what you don’t know can cost you. Just like the annual physical with your doctor keeps your body’s health on track, knowing your financial vital signs can save you money and help you keep fiscally fit. Match your financial knowledge in the categories below to see where you [...]

Did My Car Insurance Company Just Try to Scam Me?

My son had a huge smile on his face as he drove us to our insurance office. He just passed his driver’s license road test, and we were headed to talk to our insurance agent to add him to our policy. We were prepared, handing them a copy...Show More Summary

5 Ways Life Is Amazing With an 800 Credit Score

You may think an 800+ credit score is out of reach given that only 18.3% of consumers have scores that high — but it's possible if you know how to manage your credit. Credit scores range from 300 to 850, and although any score over 700 is considered good by many lending standards, an 800...

5 Ways to Know If Trading In Your Car Makes Financial Sense

Do all of those car commercials on television have you thinking about trading in your car for a bright, shiny new ride? Follow the steps below to decide it makes more financial sense to buy a new vehicle rather than keep repairing your current one. (See also: How Much Should You Spend on a New...

5 Dumb 401(k) Mistakes Smart People Make

401(k)s are very important to Americans' retirements — so important, in fact, that they represent nearly 18% of the $24.0 trillion in U.S. retirement assets. But those trillions of dollars aren't reaching their maximum earning potential due to dumb mistakes made by 401(k) owners. (See also:...

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