Cut Dryer Sheets in Half and Reuse Them (98/365)

Dryer sheets do a pretty good job of reducing static cling on items in the dryer, plus they can add a bit of freshness to the smell of clothes and other articles. Still, the cost of these sheets adds up. For “name brand” sheets, you’re going to be paying about five cents per sheet. For generic sheets, the cost goes down to about three cents. […]

Podcast 155: The Work Revolution

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Jay Frosting talks with Julie Clow, author of The Work Revolution. They talk about differing energy cycles, ditching time cards & meetings, and measuring impact instead of employee activities. Consumerism Commentary Podcast The Work Revolution: S06E25 / 155 jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_8') […]

Evaluating Savings the Frugal Way

Let’s say a reputable friend came up to you on the street and said, “If you make this one simple change in your life and follow it every day, I’ll give you $365 in one year’s time.” You’d probably be interested in that offer. $365 is $365, after all. That’s a healthy paycheck for a lot of Americans. You’d probably want to know what that little change was. Let’s say you like soda. […]

Reader Story: The Bonus of Bi-Weekly Pay

This guest post from Corinne 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. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. Want submit your own reader story? Here’s how. At my previous job, I was paid on a monthly basis. I loved it. […]

Tithe or Die

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The following is a guest post from Tim at Faith and Finance, a Christian financial help blog that provides financial insights for individuals, businesses, and churches. […]

One Week Left in the 2012 GRS Video Contest!

It’s a sunny Saturday here in Portland, our first really spring-like day all year. Everyone’s out enjoying the sun. But not me. I’m inside looking at the submissions for this year’s Get Rich Slowly video contest. I’m pleased with the ones I’ve seen so far. You guys are awesome! For instance, this submission from Cori Rubio is outstanding. […]

Use Household Items You Already Have to Remove Stains (97/365)

There are a lot of products out there that are marketed to make you believe that you need these items to remove stains in your carpet or your clothing. The truth is that you can achieve almost identical effects by using things you already have in your home. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #68

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. I spent significant time this week finding quotes on the value of work for a presentation I may be giving in a few weeks. […]

Don't Waste Space on Your Resume

US News tells how to enhance your resume and in doing so gives some great advice (IMO) about wasting space on your resume. Their thoughts: Axe the objective and reference sections. The simple act of submitting your resume makes your objective very clear: You want the job. Resumes should be kept as concise as possible, and writing an objective wastes prime real estate on the page. […]

Welcome Rudy Maxa's World Listeners! See More Travel Rewards Tips From Jason

This Saturday our travel rewards expert Jason Steele will be featured on the Rudy Maxa's World, the number one travel radio show in America. To listen live online, go to this link on Saturday at approximately 10:15 AM Eastern. Jason will be sharing his story of how he earned $4,000 worth of frequent flier miles and redeemed them to bring fresh water and bicycles to needy villages in Africa. […]

Are You A Workaholic? Why We Work So Hard & Don’t Take Vacations

Do you take enough time off? Take a break and find out why we work so hard. So who are you calling fat and lazy? While some people may be quick to judge Americans this way, I’d rather think of us as hard-working and productive. And there are actual studies that back this up. To [...]Are You A Workaholic? […]

Learn Basic Sewing Skills (96/365)

You lose a button off of your favorite shirt. What do you do? Your son receives a pair of pants where the length and fit is perfect but the waist is just too loose. What do you do? You accidentally rip the hem out of a really nice shirt, leaving it looking raggy. […]

How We Plan for a Summer Vacation

A few days ago, I mentioned that my family and I are going on a summer vacation to South Dakota and eastern Wyoming, where we intend to see Badlands National Park, Black Hills National Forest, Devil’s Tower, Mount Rushmore, and several other things in the area. Several people wrote to me after that post asking for details on our trip planning. […]

Jean Chatzky’s Money Rules Book Review

You are probably already familiar with Jean Chatzky if you pay attention to the world of personal finance, but for a little background she is the financial editor of NBC’s Today Show and the personal finance contributor for Prevention and Newsweek magazines. And while you’ll see her advice a lot on TV and in magazine columns, she’s also a bestselling author of five books. […]

Will You Financially Support Your Parents?

My recent article on Business Insider points out that more families are living in multi-generational households with the recent shaky economy. While we are technically in a recovery period, the effects of the recession are still present in families. […]

Citi mtvU Card Ending, Convert to Citi Forward Card

RIP Citi mtvU card. If you’ve read Bargaineering for a while, you’ve probably read that I carry two credit cards – an American Express Costco TrueEarnings card and a Citi mtvU card. I loved the Citi mtvU card because it offered 5% in ThankYou Rewards, which is slightly worse than cash, at restaurants and bookstores, which includes Amazon.com. […]

Your Take: How Much Do You Pay Your 401(k)?

The latest issue of Smart Money magazine has a big feature on 401(k) plans, from their origins to their offerings, and it’s a good look at how plans vary. You might get more options with a smaller 401(k) administrator but you pay higher in fees. You could reduce the number of options but employees pay less. It’s the classic choice vs. […]

Ask the Readers: How to Save Money While Making Minimum Wage?

It can be tough to get out of debt and build savings even if your income is above average. If it’s average (or less), the challenge becomes even greater. And what if you’re earning only minimum wage (or something a little over)? In cases like this, is saving even possible? […]

How High Will Gas Prices Go?

It’s still early April and the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is just shy of $4/gallon — up $0.17/gallon from a month ago. […]

What Is Your Time Worth?

If a top hedge fund manager takes out his own garbage, you could say that walk to the end of the driveway cost him more than $100,000. When you earn $3.9 billion in one year, your time comes to be worth a lot — even when you’re not working. That’s because time and money have a very tight relationship. […]