February 15th, 2012
The Most Generous Rich People You’ve Never Heard Of. “The 50 top philanthropists last year gave away a total of $10.4 billion – up by more than three-fold from 2010. The Chronicle of Philanthropy says that 29 people gave away more than $50 million each in 2011. The strange thing is, you’ve probably never heard of most of them.” The Wealth Report
7 Hilarious Ways to Waste Money. “And one of them I’ve already done! Haha… the “old J$” of course But seriously, some of these things down below are just downright off the charts on the silly meter – and I give mad props to SmartMoney for bringing them to our attention all these months too. (They have this section in the back called ‘Dumb Money’ which I’ve taken ‘em all from – very interesting stuff).” Budgets Are Sexy
10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Mobile Banking Scams. “Are your mobile banking apps putting your pocketbook in danger? If you are like some Americans, you might be missing money and not even know it.” MoneyNing
The “No-Spend Day” Challenge. “The other day I was listening to some stock-picking gurus review several of their favorite picks. One of them mentioned Visa and Mastercard as one of their favorite companies given the ‘new, electronic economy.’” Frugal Dad
10 Ways to Fall Back in Love with Your Job “The 9 to 5 grind can wear you down, and some of you may start to feel that all you’re doing at work is counting down the hours till you can clock out. Don’t let work get you down, and read on for ways you can fall back in love with your job again.” SavvySugar
December 14th, 2011
3 Ways to Recover from a Holiday Spending Hangover "There is still time before the holidays, but if you’re already feeling anxious about how much you have/will spend, don’t despair because you can recover – just don’t use breaking the budget a little bit as a justification for breaking it a ton! Here are a few tips that will help you get back on track and pay off the credit cards and/or get your bank balance back up." MoneyNing
August 3rd, 2011
It’s easy to think you don’t have the cash to donate to a good cause. You may be struggling to pay back debt yourself, and can’t imagine donating to someone else. But did you know that just a dollar could help someone out?
April 7th, 2011
Banks have had it tough lately. Many have felt the very real sting of failure. In 2010, over 150 banks closed, and this year we’re up to 26 failed banks, according to the FDIC’s regularly updated list.
December 20th, 2010
This Christmas, why don't you change the world... whatever the size of your wallet, suggests The Wall Street Journal. For every budget size from $20 to $20,000, these ideas get at the heart of the holiday season beyond the holiday shopping, credit card debt, and personal finance anxiety that comes with the New Year.