Chase Freedom® Visa $150 Cash Back Bonus Credit Card

One of my favorite cash back credit card offers has always been the Chase Freedom® Visa – $100 Bonus Cash Back, primarily because of the initial bonus offer combined with a great cash rewards program and low APR if you apply with excellent credit. That changed earlier this week when Chase announced the launch of the Chase Freedom® Visa – $150 Bonus Cash Back. […]

How to Be Removed From Catalog Lists

We get a lot of catalogs in the mail, probably around one a week, but I don’t think I’ve ever ordered a product from a catalog before (at least as far back as I can remember). 99.9% of the time, the catalog makes a one way trip into our recycling bin and the only one who benefits is the USPS. […]

How I Earn My Money

A lot of what we write here at Get Rich Slowly is theoretical. “This is how you should do things,” we say. Or, sometimes, the articles are meant for inspiration: “Here are some great ideas for taking control of your finances!” We don’t write as often about the things we actually do with our own money. In the early days of the site, I shared many of my own experiences. […]

How Your Last Name Affects Your Spending Habits

You may think it sounds ridiculous, but there's pretty compelling evidence that your buying patterns and, in essence, financial outcomes in life, may actually be influenced by your last name. […]

4 Things to Consider Before You Open an Online Savings Account

Opening an online savings account is a fairly simple process that offers a number of benefits, from a higher interest rate to convenient access options. But before you switch banks or open an account with the first online bank you find, there are a few things you should consider. (See also: Think Twice Before Ditching Your Current Bank) 1. […]

Best Money Tips: Unusual Uses For Soap

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on unusual uses for soap, last minute tax filing tips, and how to earn more in less time. Top 5 Articles Top Ten Unusual Uses for Soap — Use soap as a flea trap by mixing some soap in water and leaving it under a dull light. […]

Book Review: Debt Free for Life

Debt Free for Life: The Finish Rich Plan for Financial Freedom by David Bach There are really two steps to getting out of debt. First, cure whatever problem lead to you getting into debt. […]

What Americans Need

The book The 10 Commandments of Money: Survive and Thrive in the New Economy lists items Americans in 2009 felt they "needed" as follows (along with the percentage that felt this way and the change since 2006): Car -- 88% needed, down 3% Landline phone -- 68% needed (not asked in 2006) Clothes dryer -- 66% needed, down 17% Home air-conditioning -- 54% needed, down 16% TV set -- 52% needed, […]

Plan To Get An MBA Degree: Focus on Silicon Valley

Today, we welcome a guest post by a fellow Silicon Valley resident, Gal Josefsberg who’d like to share with us his thoughts on getting an MBA. This is a short and quick guide that we hope will help you determine whether it’s a goal you’d like to pursue. Sooner or later in the course of [...]Plan To Get An MBA Degree: Focus on Silicon Valley […]

Spare Change: Twilight Edition

I haven’t read (or seen) Twilight, but Forbes magazine thinks the fictional characters in that universe have read Get Rich Slowly! According to a recent Forbes slideshow listing the richest characters in fiction, Carlisle Cullen (who is apparently a billionaire vampire) is a huge fan of Get Rich Slowly. This may or may not be the case. […]

Some Thoughts on Investing in Dividend-Bearing Stocks

As I’ve mentioned several times recently on The Simple Dollar, one of my biggest areas of thinking in terms of personal finance right now is how to create a secure future for myself and my family. Right now, except for our mortgage (which has a pretty low interest rate), we’re debt free. We own both of our cars and they won’t need replacing soon. Our bills are relatively low. […]

2011 Budget Cuts Compromise Revealed

I personally think this whole debate on cutting the budget is a little silly, especially now, and that both parties are to blame. On one hand, it’s a little disingenuous for the Republican party to demand lower spending when we had massive spending bills during the Bush Administration. […]

Three Tips to Help You Nail Your Job Interview

In the current climate, just getting a job interview can be a difficult task. Official government figures indicate that the unemployment rate is dropping, but that doesn’t include people who are underemployed — and it doesn’t include those whose benefits have run out. […]

8 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

Brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition — Free to prepare, Free to print, Free to efile. With millions of Americans due to receive tax refunds in the coming weeks, it's worthwhile to think about what to do with that mini-windfall. […]

Money Commandment #1

The book The 10 Commandments of Money: Survive and Thrive in the New Economy lists money commandment #1 as follows: The old-school rules: Live within your means. The bubble economy rules: Live to the max, with easy low payments. The new rules: Use the 50/30/20 budget to know what you can really afford and what you can't. To explain the last section the 50/30/20 budget takes aft […]

How Not to Spend Your Tax Refund

If you’re like most Americans, you will be receiving a tax refund this year. If your refund is anywhere near the average it means you’ll be getting a few thousand dollars. No, really. The average tax return for the 2010 tax year is a little higher than usual and is $3,129 so far this year. […]

Separating the Urgent and the Important

Someone calling you on the phone is urgent, but is it important? Giving your mom a long phone call is important, but is it urgent? Finding that “perfect” pair of pants in your closet is urgent, but is it important? Spending quality time with your daughter is important, but is it urgent? If you really look at that list above and ask yourself which things genuinely matter in your life, you’ll quickl […]

The 2011 S&P Dividend Aristocrats

The S&P Dividend Aristocrats is a list of companies in the S&P500 that have increased their dividends each year for at least 25 consecutive years. It’s a starting point for a lot of dividend investors because 25 years is a long time and seen as a sign of reliability. […]

Five Ways to Blow Your Tax Refund

This is a guest post from Jennifer Rose Hale. You filed your taxes 12 days ago, and the “ding!” from your computer is an e-mail alert from your bank. You’ve got money! Sure enough, it’s your tax refund. […]