Getting Started with Preserving: Mint Jelly

By Thursday Bram When I was little, my grandmother would can all sorts of things. She had a big garden full of produce that would wind up in jars in her pantry. She'd pick up grape juice on sale and make her own grape jelly. She'd even head down to the bulk store and pick up more fruit and vegetables to can on occasion. On the other hand, I can't remember my mother ever canning anything. […]

Five Ways to Make Good Career Decisions

Crown Financial Ministries lists five ways to make good career decisions as follows: 1. Clarify your purpose in life. 2. Learn about your natural bent. 3. Explore several occupations that fit into your pattern. 4. Choose your direction and initial destination and develop a plan to get there. 5. […]

Seven Reasons Why Working from Home May Be Ideal For You

Telecommuting is a practice being adopted by companies around the globe as a way to lower overhead costs and foster better relationships with employees. I wish telecommuting was an option with my old employer, but it still required a lot of face-to-face interaction. I did have a lot of flexibility and some benefits mentioned here, but not to the extent of being completely mobile. […]

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Why You Can't Stick with a Budget

By Stacy Johnson This video is about one of the most important tools for destroying debt: a budget. Creating a budget isn't all that hard. Sticking with one over time seems to be the tricky part. Is it possible to have a budget that you actually look forward to using? I know it is, because I've been doing it for years. […]

Win a Free Copy of You Need a Budget!

I am giving away a copy of You Need a Budget! We'll start with a review from Here goes: "The budgeting software of choice for those who seriously want to start a personal or household budget or who already are committed to budgeting is You Need A Budget Pro." Good stuff, huh? Here's how the giveaway will work: 1. All you need to do to enter is to leave any comment on this post. […]

Census Worker: A Brilliant Part-Time Opportunity

One issue that I hear about from readers on an almost daily basis is the issue of how to find work opportunities for all sorts of specific needs. A stay-at-home mom wants to pick up a few hours here and there. A retiree is getting stir crazy and wants to find some work for idle hands to do while earning a few dollars. […]

How to Save Money at the Kennedy Space Center

By Myscha Theriault People come from all over the world to tour the Kennedy Space Center. They climb into shuttle bays, stroll through an exact replica of the international space station, and enjoy the multi-million dollar Shuttle Launch Experience. With two IMAX theaters and a three-stop bus tour, the Kennedy Space Center is impressive indeed. […]

Smithee Debt Update, January 2010

The last time I talked about my credit card debt here, one of our community said that he didn’t know the specific numbers of my problem, and it got me thinking that I’ve probably lost sight of one of the main reasons I wanted to be writing here in the first place: to keep myself honest. […]

How to Talk with Your Spouse About Money

This is a guest post from Sierra Black, a long-time GRS reader and the author of ChildWild, a blog where she writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale. Talking about money is one of the great taboos of our culture. I know more about my friends’ sex lives than I do about their bank statements. […]

Getting a Better Deal on Our Home

Last week I mentioned that we finally closed on our condominium. As you might recall, we were originally supposed to close a couple of months ago, but the deal feel through at the last minute. […]

When Should You Buy A Life Insurance Policy?

Life Insurance tends to be one of those things that people really don’t want to deal with. We know we should have it, but it can frequently serve to remind us of our mortality. And let’s face it; it’s not all that exciting. Personally, I see a lot confusion regarding this matter. […]

Five Ways People Make Bad Career Decisions

Crown Financial Ministries lists five ways people make bad career decisions as follows: 1. Choose the first or easiest job you can get. 2. Choose a job based on the amount of money it pays. 3. Choose a job because it sounds like a good title. 4. Taking a job just because management offers it. 5. Choosing a job because that’s what your parents do. […]

The True Cost of Bad Credit

Find out how many points your credit score will drop if you make one of these common mistakes. […]

Emergency Plan: Better Than an Emergency Fund

By Flexo Last year with the world economy in turmoil, Suze Orman, arguably one of the most vocal personal finance gurus, revised her emergency fund philosophy. […]

Trimming the Average Budget: Reading

This is part of an ongoing series about how to trim the budget of the average American. As this series focuses on such broad-based tips, some will work for you and some will not. […]

Best of Money Carnival Up

Just a note to let you know that the latest Best of Money Carnival is up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, We’re Debt Free! How We Paid Off 63K in 11 Months. I made the carnival myself with the post Three Easiest Ways to Earn More Money. Enjoy! […]