5 Killer Free Investment Tools

If there’s one thing Main Street has in common with Wall Street, it’s a common dislike for one of the most hated words in the finance industry — fees. And you can avoid them by employing one of the financial lexicon's favorite words — free. […]

Best Money Tips: Making Fast, Healthy Meals on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some handy tips for making healthy meals, boosting your energy, and writing professional emails. Top 5 Articles The Secret to Fast Healthy Meals on a Budget — Use flavor boosters, like sun-dried tomatoes or hot sauce, to make your budget meal interesting. […]

FMF Cruise Review, Part 4

This is a follow-up post to part 3.Today we cover one day at sea as well as our first land stops.Monday, January 16The moderate (4-7 foot) waves continued throughout the night last night, causing a rocking motion as well as a creaking in our room. The motion didn't bother me, but the creaking did. […]

Money 101: A Basic Financial Plan For Those Starting Out

If you subscribe to the do-it-yourself approach to managing money, then we’re on the same page. Many people have asked me through the years the same questions: What should I do with my money? Should I borrow more and build my credit? How do I invest what I have? […]

Get a Savings Account that Offers Better Interest (49/365)

Yesterday, I talked about the value of getting a (small) interest rate on your checking account. A similar tactic applies for savings accounts. Getting a good interest rate is money straight in your pocket. As I mentioned yesterday, when 365 Ways to Live Cheap went to press, we were in a bit of a different economic situation. […]

Podcast 148: Capital One Merger With ING Direct

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks to John Taylor, president and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. They talk about the benefits and drawbacks of Capital One merging with ING Direct USA, and how the Federal Reserve Bank is treating this merger. Consumerism Commentary Podcast CapitalOne Merger With ING Direct: S06E19 / 148 […]

Dancing with Tomorrow

“Your house is paid off and you have some money in savings. […]

Strategic Tools for the Mission

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The following is an excerpt from Building Your Financial Fortress in 52 Days: The Lessons of Nehemiah. This post is from Day 14. Financially, you are motivated to get going, to jump into the how-to’s, the nuts and bolts, and see the progress. […]

Reader Story: I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)

This guest post from Brooklyn Money is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. […]

Get a Checking Account That Offers Interest (48/365)

Interest rates are a funny thing. While interest is always a good thing to earn, predicting the exact rate you’ll get is far from an exact science. When I first wrote 365 Ways to Live Cheap in 2007 and early 2008, many checking accounts – even entry-level ones – offered interest. […]

FMF March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 25-28

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (to follow all the action click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. […]

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Streamline Regulations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking suggestions from the public about how the government organization can streamline the variety of regulatory responsibilities they’ve inherited from other oversight groups. leave your comments with the CFPB here. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #60

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Jenna McCarthy on what you don’t know about marriage This is a wonderful talk about what actually makes marriage work. I think there’s quite a lot to what she’s saying here, based on my own experience. 2. […]

Freedom Investing 2012

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. I've been discussing foreign freedom investing for a decade now. In the spring of 2010, I used the term "Ring-of-Fire" to describe countries with a high debt and deficit and suggested avoiding them. A year later, I revisited that advice and counseled investors to continue tilting toward specific countries. […]

Free TurboTax Giveaway With TurboTax Coupon Codes (Online Versions)

We’ve got another coupon code giveaway, this time, care of TurboTax. Sometimes, handling the tax implications of investment losses, donations, medical expenses and other taxable transactions can be a little complicated to manage. […]

Get a Bank Card with a Very Large Fee-Free ATM Network (47/365)

For the last few weeks, we’ve been focusing on how to save money on transportation. Now, we’re going to start looking at another potential money sink: banking and investing. There are a handful of tips from 365 Ways to Live Cheap that felt really relevant to my life as I was writing the book in 2007 but don’t quite feel as relevant today, though still useful. […]

Congress at Work: Insider Trading and Payroll Taxes

I don’t usually cover politics here, but Congress has passed a couple of recent bills that have the potential to affect your pocket book. For starters, the STOCK Act has been gradually making it’s way through Congress. […]

Infographic – Generations and Debt

What would you do if you had a lot of credit data and wanted to help educate people on how to be better with credit and debt? You’d probably pore through the data, try to find some trends, and then share those trends with the world. […]

Do Retailers Know Too Much About Shoppers?

It’s no surprise that retailers track your purchases. It’s obvious at the grocery store, particularly if you sign up for the supermarket’s loyalty discount program. If you provide your address, you’ll receive coupons and ads tailored specifically to your buying habits. […]

Jobs and the Entrepreneur Mindset

I was digging through some old bookmarks recently when I came across this post from Afford Anything on the entrepreneur mindset. I’m going to quote a bit from the middle of the post where she’s discussing a guy who wants a job laid out for him on a silver platter, but the whole thing is worth a read. There’s nothing wrong with having a job. […]