You’ll want to cook your own goose if you miss this online money saver

Stores online and offline are fighting tooth and nail for your money this holiday season.  The deals are far from over, of course. If you’re planning to save yourself a whole boatload of stress and buy most (all?) of your gifts online this holiday season, then I hope that you’ve become well-acquainted with rebate portals like Mr. […]

How To Run Your Household Like A Business

Are you a manager at the office, a project team lead or a business owner? If you are, then you are no stranger to organizational tasks and maybe even to project management. What I find interesting is that many of us who are good at running a team or organization may not be all that [...]How To Run Your Household Like A Business Copyright 2011 All rights reserved. […]

The Cinnamon Bear: An Old-Time Radio Christmas Tradition

Because I love The Cinnamon Bear so much, I post this same article every year. This year is no different, except that I’m posting it a couple of days early to give you time to download the files. If you have young children — and even if you don’t — I encourage you to listen to these old radio broadcasts with your family. Holiday traditions don’t have to be expensive. […]

The Complete Guide To Building Wealth In Two Sentences

The following is a guest post from Todd Tresidder who writes regularly about advanced personal finance topics and investment strategy at Financial Mentor. As most of you know, this line of thinking is near and dear to my heart. […]

Sticking With Our High Deductible Health Plan (and HSA)

A reader named Marc recently left a comment asking how our high deductible health plan has worked out for us. […]

Some Thoughts on Careers and Cyber Monday

A few days ago, I was chatting with someone who was telling me how he only shopped for Black Friday sales online. He didn’t like to go out to the stores, and I completely agreed with him. After that, the conversation switched to Cyber Monday, and he told me of the long checklist of websites that he checks on that day. […]

How Much Can You Save on a Refinance?

Politicians don’t agree on much but there is a part of the new Obama administration stimulus package that has both Republicans and Democrats excited. […]

Tips for Landing a Holiday Job

If you are looking for ways to make a little extra money, you might consider looking for a holiday job. […]

How to Spend Money on Fun

The point of accumulating and saving money is not to die with the most money in the bank. Yes, it can be helpful to your heirs to leave a fortune for the next generation, but not at the expense of living a fulfilled life yourself. […]

11 Secrets of Frugal Bloggers

US News lists 11 secrets of frugal bloggers as follows: Reuse plastic sandwich bags. Make your own cleaning supplies. Ignore expiration dates on food. Stop drinking soda (or another beverage). Move back home with your parents, at any age. Get rid of your carpet. Hold a no-spend month. Take cold showers. Stop using a fridge. Replace your house with an RV. […]

Save 35% on You Need a Budget

Just a note to let you all know that today (and today only from what I understand) there is a 35% discount on the You Need a Budget (YNAB) budgeting software. I don't use YNAB but I know that many FMF readers do (and they like it.) So I thought I'd mention the sale since some of you may want to pick it up -- and 35% off is a decent deal.If you'd like to get the discount, go here. […]

Reader Mailbag: Some Homemade Gifts

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. RRSP question 2. Inadequate income for student loans 3. Emergency fund question 4. Taxes or other uses? 5. Sales over the weekend 6. Multiple student loan payments 7. Cars with leg room 8. Good items on credit report 9. […]

10 Mistakes That Hurt your Credit Score

We all worry about our credit score., but how many of us actually go out of our way to protect our score and avoid certain decisions that could negatively affect it?  During our lives we will face numerous financial decisions that could impact our credit score. Don’t know which actions to watch out for?  Avoid these credit killing mistakes and you will certainly improve your credit score. 1. […]

How Much Money Did You Spend This Weekend?

From a retail perspective, this holiday weekend was successful. The National Retail Federation — an organization that represents retailers and is always happy to report good news in the industry — says that total spending over the four-day weekend from Thanksgiving to Sunday increased 16 percent over the same time period in 2010 when measured by total dollars spent. […]

How to Compare Credit Cards

I like to approach the task of comparing credit cards from two angles. There are characteristics that I consider to be core to the card, the “meat and potatoes,” if you will. […]

The Produce Worker's Guide to Storing 25 Common Fruits and Veggies

Unless you belong to a CSA or grow your own garden, produce can take up a huge chunk of your grocery budget, and throwing away food can also feel like throwing away money. As a former professional cook and produce worker, however, I know that getting the most out of your produce can be tricky if you don't know the best way to store or prep it. […]

Creating a Memorable Christmas

A Christmas memory that usually makes the rounds each year at my house is the story about the time we all watched as the entire, glistening Jell-O mold slid off its platter and settled, intact and jiggling, onto a horrified guest’s lap. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways Families Can Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways families can save money, holiday shopping mistakes, and tips to save like a pro at the grocery store. Top 5 Articles 10 Great Ways Moms (and Families) Can Save Money — One great way for families to save money is by matching coupons to sales and meals. […]

The Best Books About Money

In my mind, I write about personal finance books all the time. I certainly read them all the time, and I talk about them with the people I know. But the reality is that I haven’t reviewed many books at Get Rich Slowly during the past couple of years. As a result, I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails asking for book recommendations. Last weekend, I sat down to organize my office. […]

How to Stop Worrying

Regardless of what the problem is, worrying itself never helps anything. To effectively deal with problems, you have to first deal with worrying. This will leave you in the right place to deal with your problems, be they financial, professional, or personal. (See also: 99 Free or Virtually Free Ways to De-Stress) Allow a Period for Worry First, allow yourself time to worry. […]