A Single Girl’s Savings Plan

It isn’t often that I come across a blog and find myself shaking my head, smiling while turning slightly crimson. Okay it happens sometimes when I read stuff at Punch Debt In The Face. And I only shake my head when I read stuff from Stop Buying Crap. But hands down, the funniest personal finance post I’ve read in a long time is this one from this gal from L.A. […]

Review: Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half is the follow-up to America’s Cheapest Family, a very solid book on frugality by Steve and Annette Economides from 2007 that I quite liked. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half seems to be a detailed expansion of the second chapter of their first book. […]

Podcast 80: Psych Yourself Rich, Farnoosh Torabi

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Farnoosh Torabi, author of the book Psych Yourself Rich: Get the Mindset and Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life and Money Coach on the SOAPnet reality TV show Bank of Mom and Dad. […]

Still Need A Costume For Halloween? How To Get Creative

Well, it’s Halloween, and I have some nifty Halloween themed cartoons I planned to present today. They provide some commentary on our economy, and weigh in on what’s the latest in finance and politics. Mildly amusing. This one’s on the foreclosure crisis:   While this one is on health care reform: But then I came across this video which I thought was a lot more fun. […]

5 Signs That Your Credit Card Spending Is Out of Control

How good are you at staying on top of your credit card spending? Credit cards are a convenient financial tool that many of us prefer to use in lieu of cash, but they can become a thorn in your side if you’re not careful. […]

Fun and Cheap Ways to Get Creative When You’re Bored

Time is short, you have a pile of things to do, and you’re feeling a little less than stellar. Seems like every drop of creative energy has all but dissipated into thin air. And you’re oh-so-bored with your ever increasingly mundane, do-the-same-thing-every-day lifestyle. […]

Top Personal Finance Blogs Roundup

Every few weeks a random person usually emails me with their latest list of “best frugal bloggers” or “best personal finance bloggers” and I usually ignore them. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a good superlative or two, it’s just that these lists often have an ulterior motive. […]

Choosing What to Have… and What Not to Have

Last night, my oldest son and my daughter and I played an hour-long game of tag. By the end of it, we were all worn out. Both kids had collapsed on my lap and we were sitting there, giggling and cooling off from all of the running around. My daughter then gave me a big hug and just laid her head on my shoulder, as she was getting tired. […]

Reader Story: Since My Divorce

This guest post from Mandy Walker 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 from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. […]

The Bible's Suggestion for How to Become Wealthy

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. A reader mentioned one of my favorite Bible verses a few Sundays ago. […]

Ozzie and Harriet’s Halloween Party

Every few months, I browse over at the Internet Archives to see if any new public-domain money movies have been posted. I love those old videos, and try to share whatever I find. I checked for new money movies earlier this week, and though I didn’t find anything appropriate for Get Rich Slowly, I did find an old episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet from 1952 called “Halloween Party”. […]

Questions and Answers on Life Insurance: Book Review and Money Saving Tips

Saving on life insurance without compromising your family’s future is doable. Figuring out how to get started evaluating alternatives and uncovering reasonable ways to save money without feeling pressured (either by your family or a sales agent) isn’t easy, though. […]

5 Ways Money Can Buy Happiness

I think we can agree that the pursuit of money won’t make you happier. However, in my experience, if it’s spent the right way, money can help you enhance the things in life that do make you happy. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: October 30, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. […]

Money Magic That Really Works

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. It’s Halloween, the season of ghosts, ghouls, and witches! To celebrate, I thought I’d share a little money magic with you that really works. It’s an old Southern folk magic spell called Money Stay With Me. […]

Can Social Networking Really Land You a Job?

Kiplinger lists seven ways social networking (primarily Facebook, blogging, Twitter, and LinkedIn) can help you land your next job as follows: 1) Build your professional brand. 2) Keep in touch.3) Build stronger connections with key people. 4) Collect and showcase endorsements. 5) Advertise your professional intentions.6) Research prospective employers. […]

Nine frugal last-minute Halloween costumes that rely on puns

Halloween is Sunday, and you don’t have a costume yet?  Fear not!  Here are nine quick and easy Halloween costumes that won’t break the bank, and will at least give you a few groans from incredulous passersby.  To make it a little more fun, I’ll post the answers in the comments so that you have a chance to try to guess what the pun-ch line is. […]

Effect Of Foreign Currency Exchange Rates On Your Money

Just a little primer on the foreign currency exchange process. As an investor, how do you diversify? For some investors who are looking at more esoteric uses for their money, currency investments may be worth taking a look at. It’s something that I have discussed with my spouse off and on: should we invest in currencies? […]

Homemade Gift Series #7: Crocheted Hat and Scarf

My wife, Sarah, loves to make homemade functional items, particularly ones that give her hands busywork when she’s doing something like watching a movie or rocking a baby. Thus, it’s not surprising that crocheting is a natural match for her. This year, she elected to make a crocheted hat and scarf set for one particular relative (and is considering making a second set). […]