Reader Mailbag: The Trent Hamm FAQ

I receive so many questions about who I am, why I write this blog, and so on that I thought it might be worthwhile to simply answer all of them in one place. […]

Tough Employment Times: Know Your Rights

ShareThisIn these tough economic times, many people are losing and worried about losing their jobs. Most employers are very responsible and will retain every performing employee possible — but that is not always the case. […]

Your Status Update Could Get You Rejected From Harvard

If you’re on Facebook, you might have seen the latest hoax. Hoaxes like these allow me to feel confident about my decision not to install any applications on Facebook or participate in any shady-looking groups. I ignore the endless petitions and attempts to find 1,000,000 fans for the latest trend. […]

Power9: 9 Habits of the World's Healthiest People

ShareThisThe United States is facing a health crisis of unprecedented proportions: Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Diabetes and heart disease rates are on the rise. […]

Wyden-Gregg Tax Plan: The Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010

This year will mark the final year of many of President George W. Bush’s tax cuts from 2001 and 2003. Many deductions and tax cuts are set to expire this year and there’s a lot of talk about what Congress and President Obama will do. One plan that was thrown out about a month ago is the Wyden-Gregg Tax Plan, titled S. […]

Save Money by Reducing Subscriptions and Avoiding Long-Term Contracts

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. On his own blog, Baker recently shared his 26 life lessons learned in 26 years of living. In continuing celebration of Financial Literacy Month, my GRS contributions throughout April are covering basic techniques to raise your financial awareness. We’ve previously touched on the topics of debt and income. […]

Investment Losses and the Wash Sale Rule

Most investors are familiar with the concept of “capital gains.” A capital gain is a profit that results from the sale of an asset that has appreciated beyond its purchase price. […]

Another Example of Getting a Raise Despite a Tough Economy

I love real-life stories of people who take basic financial principles, put them into action, and GET RESULTS! […]

Weekend Reading: Education Budgets, Organization, and Happiness

This weekend, I attended Communiversity 2010 in Princeton, New Jersey, an annual arts festival in town and on campus organized by the Arts Council of Princeton. The highlights included several collegiate a cappella performances and a Beatles tribute band. […]

Is Telecommuting a Good Way to Go Green?

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80 Ways to Steal Valuable Minutes for Your Work Day

Link: ShareThisWe're all too busy. We're living and working in an age with countless online and offline inputs, leaving little time for us. […]

Dogs of the Dow: Top Investing Strategy or Brilliant Marketing?

Taking a closer look at one popular long term investing approach. In the mid to late 90s I remember seeing an investment strategy that stood out from the rest. The Dogs of the Dow strategy offered a pretty straightforward and easy-to-understand approach, had a solid historical performance, and seemed to be one that would outperform the market consistently going forward. […]

Review: The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth is the most recent entry in the Wiley Little Books series and probably the most entertaining one, too. […]

Podcast 53: Frugal Photography

Today, the Consumerism Commentary Podcast celebrates its one-year anniversary. On the Season Three premiere, Tom Dziubek and I discuss exploring the art of photography without damaging your personal finances. Photography can be one of the most expensive hobbies, but it doesn’t have to be. […]

BB&T $100 New Checking Promotion

BB&T Bank, which stands for Branch Banking and Trust, is running a $100 checking account promotion where you get $100 for opening a BB&T Free checking account and then setting up a Direct Deposit or making 3 online bill payments. Your $100 bonus is deposited within 4 weeks of satisfying one of the conditions. […]

Does a Motion-Activated Light Switch Save Money?

Paul writes in: I’ve really been enjoying your recent cost breakdown posts. I’m thinking about installing a few motion-activated light switches in my home and I’m wondering if they will actually save me money. Which switches do you like? […]

Reader Story: Our Financial Turnaround

This guest post from William is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. […]

Save Money by Investing in Your Children

ShareThisFinances are certainly not the most valuable thing gained from having a good relationship with your children, but it is definitely a benefit! […]

Help a Reader: Giving While on Supplemental Security Income

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Here's a question left by a reader recently on my post titled Questions about Tithing: What about when a person who receives an SSI check? SSI rules are that we are never allowed to give away money so how can God honor tithes paid from SSI when it is breaking the laws of the land? […]