7 Ways to Boost Your Energy and Get More Done

If you're feeling sluggish and can't seem to get anything done, perhaps it's time to work on your internal store of energy. By reinvigorating yourself, you'll be able to get more things done and have an easier time completing tasks. […]

5 Ways to Make Yourself Accountable

Sometimes motivation likes to play hide-and-go-seek, leaving you lethargically poking around, trying to find it, until you finally give up and flop onto the couch. It can be especially hard to find the motivation when there isn't an external force holding you accountable, like your boss needing work from you. […]

Best Money Tips: Enjoy Life's Luxuries Without Breaking The Bank

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on enjoying life's luxuries without breaking the bank, fabulous freebies, and trading in your car. Top 5 Articles Enjoy Life's Luxuries Without Breaking The Bank — If you are looking for a pure bred dog, head to a breed specific shelter or rescue instead of buying from a breeder. […]

Happy Labor Day

Just wanted to say "Happy Labor Day" to my readers in the U.S. I hope you are enjoying a day off -- and basking in the glow of some of the last days of summer.I'm not blogging today -- I'm spending time with my family. I'll be back tomorrow with more money news, commentary, tips, and thoughts. […]

Consider an Alternative Living Situation (245/365)

In most American family homes, you’ll find one or two adults, sometimes paired with some number of children. Anything outside of that is often considered a bit unusual. However, it’s outside of that typical situation where the best bargains in housing can be found. […]

Some Thoughts on Credit Cards

I am frequently asked what my views are on credit cards and their usage. Do I need to have a credit card? Is it okay not to have one? How does one use a credit card in a financially responsible lifestyle? How does a credit card help my overall credit rating? […]

FinCon12: The Second Annual Financial Blogger Conference

The 2nd Annual Financial Blogger Conference is just days away! From September 6th through the 9th, financial bloggers, financial professionals, columnists, authors, and financial companies will converge on Denver to network and learn. […]

A Co-Signing Horror Story

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. After posting a couple times recently on what the Bible says about co-signing loans (see Free Yourself from the Debts of Another and Do Not Co-Sign for reference), I found this piece from MSNBC. […]

Consider Building Yourself (244/365)

Often, when someone decides that they’re ready for a home of their own, they start hitting the real estate listings and looking at houses. In many situations, that’s the best move, particularly if you desire living in a home in a pre-existing neighborhood or in a population-dense area. However, it’s not always the most cost-effective move. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #89

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. Neil Armstrong Rest in peace. […]

Manage Your Money

The following is an excerpt, reprinted with permission, from 10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, Revised: The Skills You Need to Succeed by Bill Coplin, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. […]

Bank of America Simplifies Disclosures

It’s sad that this is newsworthy, but… Bank of America has apparently streamlined their account disclosure forms, distilling pages and pages of account policies and fee listings down to one page (technically two printed pages since it’s front-back). […]

Do You Buy Refurbished Items?

Earlier this week I ran across an interesting post over at The Finance Buff. […]

Build Relationships with Your Neighbors (243/365)

We have four sets of neighbors that are adjacent to our house. Our children play constantly with the children of one of the neighbors. There’s a swingset that’s on the border between our yards, and the children all play on this equipment. The five of them are making up games constantly together. Our daughter attends dance class with another of the neighbors. […]

Don’t Panic!

For the last two days, I’ve been tending to my youngest child, who has been quite sick with a pretty severe cold. He had a significant fever yesterday which broke overnight and this morning he seems at least vaguely like his old self. I first discovered that he was sick when I gave him a big hug in the morning and discovered that he was both lethargic and fairly warm to the touch. […]

Your Take: Best Paying College Major Lists

I started my college experience back in the summer of 1998 in a degree in which every graduate had a fantastic job with an incredible company – computer science. Computer science graduates were getting snapped up by tech startups left and right, the tech boom was in full swing, and back in 1998, the companies were mostly legitimate. […]

A Lifetime of Work

Note: This article is a reprint (with some edits and additions). Several readers have suggested that one way for Get Rich Slowly to retain my voice although I’m no longer a regular contributor is to re-publish old articles like this. I agree, especially for holiday weekends like this one! Get Rich Slowly will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday. […]

The 3rd Annual Plutus Awards

The 3rd Annual Plutus Awards are in full swing! While voting for the People's Choice Award winner is still open, general voting has ended and the finalists in each category have been announced! A breakdown of the finalists are below, but if you are interested in casting your vote for the People's Choice Award winner, you can place your vote here! […]

Silly Sounding, but Simple: Use Your Stuff

I've written before about how I'm a reformed (or, at least, reforming) pack rat. […]