SmartyPig Cash Rewards Card: Cash Back For Savings Goals

Recently, SmartyPig has gained a lot of attention because of the way it helps savers stash their money for specific needs. The new SmartyPig Cash Rewards Card is a tool that can help you get cash back on your way to your savings goals. […]

GRS Blogger Profile: Donna Freedman

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. This week, each of the authors will share a brief bio to give readers a little background. Enjoy! I was raised with relatively little information about finances. […]

Don’t Get Out of Debt Fast

Doing anything fast usually has limited and temporary success. Think about it… Lose 10 pounds in a week! Get out of credit card debt in 90 Days! Turn your investments into millions in a year! All of these promises are pie in the sky. They might get results for some people, but it’s usually the people who sell the programs, not the people who buy them. […]

Achieving Balance Between Life and Your Side Gig

The following is a guest post by Sunil from The Extra Money Blog. Working part time on the side is becoming an increasing trend in today’s economy.  Without getting into the reasons behind the “why”, I will focus on the “how” part of striking a balance between work, life and your side business or business-es. If you are already in this situation, you know how difficult it can be to juggle the mu […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Start an Automatic Savings Plan

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 30. Start an automatic savings plan to bank that money. Yesterday, we discussed how to calculate exactly how much you’re saving per paycheck thanks to the positive changes you’ve made in your life. […]

How to Gather Free Marketing Intel

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/idea-hub/topics/marketing/article/how-to-gather-free-ma... ShareThisMarketing intelligence can help you understand the priorities, motivations, decision-making styles, and budgets of your target customers. […]

PenFed Promise VISA Card 7.49% APR Review

Whenever you make a purchase with your credit card, the wise move is always to pay off the purchase before the bill is due to avoid interest charges and late fees. If you know that won’t be possible in the short-term, the best thing you could do is keep your interest payments low by choosing the card with the lowest interest rate. […]

The New Rules of Engagement Ring Shopping

The MintLife blog lists the new rules of engagement ring shopping as follows: 1. Feel free to flout tradition. The traditional rule of thumb was that the groom should plan to spend anywhere from one to three month’s salary on the engagement ring. But as priorities shift, that rule has fallen out of favor. Diamonds and a traditional gold or silver band are no longer de rigueur either. 2. […]

Lessons Learned from New Year's Eves Gone Wrong

Nobody gets out of dodge faster than me on New Year’s Eve. Not because I don’t like to spend the holiday at home — New York City has some of the best celebrations on earth — but by this time of the year (especially now — holy blizzard, Batman!) I’m ready for fun in the sun. For the past couple of years my destinations have been tropical, an […]

Reader Mailbag: Friends Without Work

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Using recorded financial data 2. Moving away from debt consolidation 3. Student loan forbearance 4. Stopping all retirement contributions 5. Chasing passions without self-sabotage 6. Dealing with college burnout 7. […]

5 Tips to Cut Moving Expenses

Moving is an expensive proposition, but there are ways to cut costs, especially if you have a little insight into how the process works. In high school, I worked for a moving company, and I picked up a few tricks: 1. […]

What Is Financial Independence?

When asked about what it means to be financially independent, most people think about retirement and the amount of money needed in the bank and investments in order to be worry-free for the remainder of their lives. For many, this is why we work, why we suffer through a job we may not enjoy. […]

Happy New Years!

Depending on when you read this, it’s either New Year’s Eve’s Eve, New Year’s Eve, or sometime in 2011… regardless of when you read it, I hope you had a fantastic time ushering in the new year with friends and family. A new year brings new opportunity, a chance at something bold and exciting, and I hope you’re ready to take advantage of it. […]

My $132,683 Comcast Bill

This is a guest post from Carl Hendley of The Motley Fool. He’s substituting for Robert Brokamp, the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. Brokamp generally contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks, but he’s had the audacity to take a vacation over the holidays, so Hendley is filling in. $132,683 — That’s how much I’m paying for cable. […]

Why (and How) Some People Succeed in Business Without Getting an MBA

The following is a guest post by Josh Kaufman, a business teacher and the author of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business. He teaches craftsmen, artists, and professionals how to learn the fundamentals of modern business practice without mortgaging their lives. […]

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Small Business Growth & A Look At Parkinson’s Law

Many personal finance bloggers are finally making the leap to full time blogging. That’s certainly good news for our particular Internet niche. In my case, I’ve been feeling growing pains since around Spring of this past year. […]

GRS Blogger Profile: Sierra Black

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. This week, each of the authors will share a brief bio to give readers a little background. Enjoy! My name is Sierra Black. I’ve been a staff writer here at Get Rich Slowly for just under a year, and was a regular guest previously. […]

The 10 Worst States for Retirees

MarketWatch lists the 10 worst states for retirees as follows: Illinois California New York Rhode Island New Jersey Ohio Wisconsin Massachusetts Connecticut Nevada These ten were rated the worst by the website TopRetirements.com based on three criteria:  fiscal health, taxation, and climate. Ha! It's a "bad states" list that Michigan finally didn't end up on!!!! […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Calculate Your Money Change

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 29. […]