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Dealing With Comment Spam

As you may have noticed, we recently changed how comments are handled here on FCN. A couple of readers have contacted me about these changes, so I thought I’d address them directly here in case anyone else is wondering. […]

The 4 Best Alternatives to

Link: ShareThisIt was rumored that Yahoo was closing down Delicious, the most popular social bookmarking site. Yahoo! […]

GRS Blogger Profile: Robert Brokamp

Get Rich Slowly started as a place for J.D. to write about money. Over the past five years, it’s grown beyond that. It’s now a multi-author blog. Two weeks ago, the staff writers shared brief bios to give readers a little background. Today, contributing writer Robert Brokamp does the same. Enjoy! Hello, GRS’ers. […]

Scholarships Can Be Found for Almost Anything

A friend of mine has a son entering college this fall. The son is not athletic and is not going to qualify for any academic scholarships. However, he's not totally out of the scholarship business. In fact, he's doing quite nicely. My friend and his son have always liked to shoot rifles (trap shooting) and they both are pretty good at it. […]

Some Notes on Filing for Bankruptcy

A reader who asked for anonymity wrote in: I’m visiting a lawyer next week to get started on filing for bankruptcy. I have no way to pay my debts or even make the minimum payments each month. My problem is that I simply can’t find a place online that actually explains what the different kinds of bankruptcy are and how they work in any terms I can understand. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Miss Your Goals

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we share the ways that a goal can fall through, creative uses for dryer sheets, home recipes for car cleaning products, and more! Top 5 Articles Ten Ways to Make Sure You Fail to Hit Your Goals — It's good to have goals, but having too many can tire you out and wear you down. […]

PenFed VISA Platinum Gas and Cash Rewards Card 5% Cash Back

As the offers on cash back credit card continue to increase, consumers who use credits cards should make sure theirs is one that allows them to save the most amount of money possible. Whether it’s a great APR, a long introductory period or a top notch credit card rewards program, weigh the benefits and drawbacks of every credit card before applying. […]

Why Your Tax Withholding Went Up

There have been a lot of commenters wondering why their tax withholding went up this year after hearing about the stimulative 2% payroll tax holiday passed last year. The 2% payroll tax holiday reduced the normally 6.2% Social Security withholding to only 4.2% but some people have seen their withholding go up. […]

Why I Do and Do Not Like Best Buy

I don't go into Best Buy that often. Why? Because I don't need most of what they sell or I can get it (usually cheaper) from another source. But I paid them a visit the week after Christmas and the trip reinforced my thoughts about the chain. Namely: I don't like Best Buy in particular for two reasons: 1. It always seems like it's a zoo in there -- people crawling all over the place. […]

Should You Repair or Replace Your Old Car?

Owning a vehicle costs a lot of money. There’s no way around that. And if you rely on a vehicle to get you to and from work, you really have no choice but to own and then maintain a car that’s reliable. So, as your car begins to age and require frequent maintenance you’re left with a choice: keep on repairing it or replace it. The lifetime of a car depends on many factors. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Recipe Research Edition

One of the fun parts of the new “Dinner with My Family” series is that it’s made me start going through all of the piles of recipe notes I’ve accumulated over the last five years, focusing in on meals we liked, meals that can easily work with my dietary constraints, and meals that are inexpensive. As a result, I have this stack of forty or so recipes (so far) that I’m considering for this series. […]

Hate Your Job? It Could Be Your Fault

In today’s world, ”I hate my job” is something we have all said or heard at one point in our lives. Though you can enjoy life with a job you dislike that pays your bills, my idea of life is not just enjoying a fraction of it, it’s enjoying the whole package itself. […]

Win a Free Copy of H&R Block's At Home Premium Federal Tax Product!

I am giving away a copy of H&R Block's At Home Premium Federal Tax product! Here's how the giveaway will work: 1. All you need to do to enter is to leave any comment on this post. Be sure to leave your email address (no one else will be able to see it) when you leave the comment. 2. Within a few days, I'll select the winner at random and announce the winner on this post. 3. […]

Should You and Your Spouse Combine Money?

In American society in the past, when it was more common for a family to have one income, that income might have covered the family’s expenses that correspond to the expenses that two incomes pay for now. That family, if typical, often consisted of a father, a mother, and two children. The one income was enough for the necessities and, if this was a middle class family, some additional expenses. […]

Debt Free for Life by David Bach

Debt Free for Life is David Bach’s latest personal finance book and the first, as far as I know, that focuses entirely on the subject of debt. David Bach’s most well known book is The Automatic Millionaire, which pushed the idea that the easiest way to “get rich” was to put it on autopilot. […]

Tips for Buying a Short Sale Property

This is a guest post by Emma Martin who writes for J.G. Wentworth, a settlement funding company and purchaser of future payments to individuals who hold assets in the form of structured settlements and annuities. With so many homeowners trying to sell their properties before they get foreclosed on, buyers can find a lot of great deals on houses headed for default. […]

Don’t Get Rich Any Slower Than You Have To

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. This is one of those boring articles about investing that is actually very important. To liven things up, J.D. […]