Get Rich Slowly Submission Guidelines

Rant time! I’ve spent the past couple of days slogging through my backlog of Guest Post and Reader Story submissions. Many of these are great. A few aren’t salvageable. The vast majority fall somewhere in between. It’s rare that I’m able to take a submitted article and publish it at Get Rich Slowly without some sort of tweaking. Everyone makes mistakes — even me. […]

Should The U.S. Banking Industry Be Regulated? Thoughts On Financial Reform

Some thoughts and opinions on the financial reform bill and U.S. banking regulations by an insider in the financial industry, Todd S. CFP. I’ve been joking that banker jokes have probably replaced lawyer jokes. Would you agree? And, despite the fact that the financial industry is a vast place, in some situations, I often hesitate to let people know that I work in it. […]

Summer Meal Series #2: Grilled Vegetable Kabobs, Barbecued Beans, and Rice

This summer, I’m going to be posting a series of fifteen low-cost, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meals that are literally straight from my own kitchen. Our meals are usually pretty heavy on the vegetables and fruits by default. […]

The iPhone 4: Is It In Your Near Future?

By now, I’m past the point of not caring what’s in the new iPhone. I “watched” Apple’s keynote presentation as it happened, and I’ve read several articles and talked to my friends and ogled the videos. […]

Getting Things Done: Setting Up the Time, Space, and Tools

This is the fourth entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings through July 16. Last time, we discussed how exactly to plan a project and fit it into the context of focusing entirely on the next specific action. […]

Reclaiming Etiquette: Dining Basics for New Professionals

We live in a society that values speed and multitasking. Dining has devolved into something that needs to be checked off of our To Do List, rather than an event with its own unique process and traditions. […]

When Your Employer Dumps You

A little over a year ago, I was laid off from the worst job I had ever held in my entire life. My boss took me aside, let me know that the company had decided to let go of 18 people, and that I was one of them. […]

Friday Finance Findings for June 11th

I hope everyone has enjoyed the roller coaster ride in the stock market over the past month or so. If you don’t like excitement I hope you’ve turned the news off and don’t bother checking your account statements. Where we’re ultimately headed is anybody’s guess, but there’s never a dull moment. […]

Is the Economy Recovering?

Last summer I ran a poll asking whether or not you were feeling any economic pain. At the time, 51% answered “yes” with an additional 16% saying saying that you weren’t, but that you suspected it was just around the corner. Since that time, the stock market has rebounded nicely, though it’s been a pretty rough ride over the past six weeks, and we’re still nowhere near pre-crash levels). […]

Top 5 ETF Tips

ETFs and I have had a rocky relationship. It was love at first sight right when we first met, but then time passed and I felt some bitterness towards them — even writing right here on Wise Bread that ETFs sucked. But Wise Bread readers protested (rightly so) and that led me to rediscover them and their place in this world. […]

Your Take: Your Best Purchase

I think my best “purchase” in recent memory was adopting our beagle Tobey. We rescued him from a local rescue, Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW), after meeting him at an event at our local Petco. He was 7 when we adopted him a little more than a year ago and the house is always a little too quiet without him barking (or snoring). […]

Ask the Readers: From London to Los Angeles?

When Kris was young, her family moved all of the time. Her father was in the Air Force, so they were rarely in one place for long. I, on the other hand, have always lived within the same 25-mile radius. For 41 years. More and more, I feel the itch to live somewhere new, if only for a little while. […]

Money and the World Cup

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past several weeks you know that today is the first day of the World Cup (which is the world championship of soccer tournament for those of your really out of it.) I thought I'd share with you some interesting facts about money and the World Cup (as well as a few other tidbits) as we celebrate the kick-off of this great competition. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of June 7

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. Here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: EDITOR'S CHOICE! […]

Citi CashReturns Card Review: Good Rewards Card

If you use a credit card on a regular basis, you’ll probably appreciate the benefits of a rewards card. Although many such cards abound, sometimes it’s hard to find one that makes it easy for you to enjoy its perks and benefits. One interesting card that you may want to check out is the Citi CashReturns Card, which offers several options for earning cash back. […]

Daily Links: Daily Routine Edition

For the first time in more than a year, I feel as if my life is under control. I’m getting things done that need to get done. I have balance. […]

Dealing with the Avalanche

As I mentioned in the mailbag this morning, my father had emergency surgery due to a massive infection brought about by a dirty fish hook that got embedded in his arm. […]

Are You Rich?

I saw a post the other day pointing to the Global Rich List. This is a site I see come up in the media once a year or so. Each time it does, I get irked a bit because it uses income to determine wealth instead of looking at net worth. […]