Archive for May 2013

The Yard Sale – Tips For Success

The Yard Sale Garage Sale

The Yard Sale Garage SaleThis is the time of the year where garage and yard sales signs proliferate on the sides of the roads. The yard sale is a great opportunity to get rid of “stuff” and make some good cash money, at the same time. Spring and early summer are the ideal time to hold a yard sale.The warm weather makes ?it easier to be outside with your goods while shoppers do their thing. ?I usually accumulate a lot of junk “stuff” I no longer use or need. A yard sale fits in quite nicely with spring cleaning and it beats hauling the stuff to a charity or the dump. There’s a bit more to have a successful yard sale than just putting your stuff out it in the driveway. Here’s a collection of tips that have helped us rake in more than just pocket change over the last few years. Read more

The Wise Dollars Mid-May 2013 Favorite Blog Posts

Mid May Blog Posts

Mid May Blog PostsHere?s my Mid May favorite blog posts, a few days late but I suppose better than never! It?s been hectic the last couple of weeks. Actually it?s been hectic the last month and a half. The new job is demanding on time, extremely demanding! Mind you, I?m not complaining. I?m enjoying what I?m doing and although there?s a lot of travel, I am learning a lot and am with a company that is a pleasure to work for. Read more

Why Budgeting Will Change Your Life

Budgeting How To BudgetThis is a guest post from Kevin Watts who runs his own blog, Graduating from Debt. Kevin is an extremely talented writer and if you haven’t read any of his articles, you owe it to?yourself?to visit his blog.

?You are no doubt familiar with the saying “more month than money” and probably relate to it only too well. The seemingly never ending challenge to stay one step ahead of the debt collectors is a stress that far too many people are familiar with. It doesn’t have to be that way. An effective budget can ensure you never have to feel that overwhelming sense of impending doom ever again. Read more

Tax Reform 2013 Make Your Opinion Count

tax reformI’m pretty sure that anyone that reads this blog can agree with me on one thing. The tax code as it is written today in the United States is broken. Personally, I think it’s broken beyond repair and is in need of a complete overhaul beyond simple tax reform, but I’ll take?whatever?they can give us. The complexity and built in inequities in our current tax system are so numerous that you could probably dedicate an entire website (or several) to that topic alone without ever repeating yourself in any of your posts. Read more

Money Saving Tips to Survive the Financial Crisis

Money Saving JarThe following is a guest post from guest?contributor?Martha Beck on saving to survive a financial crisis and the benefits of saving money. If you would like to contribute an article to The Wise Dollar, please email me via the contact form.

It is no hidden fact that money makes the world go round. If you are financially strong, you have everything in your favor. You should keep in mind that saving is equally important as earning. People have been saving money since the inception of currency. Although saving is not an easy task, it should be Read more