5 Financial Steps to Take After Graduating From College

Graduating from college can be awesome, exciting, and a huge relief. But when it comes to the current job market and student debt, however, graduating from college can also feel pretty darn daunting. But don’t worry! With a little bit of planning, you can be in control of your finances post-graduation — and set yourself up nicely for the years to come. […]

Tax Brackets Explained

Being in a high tax bracket seems to be something that people envy (in others) but avoid (for themselves). But what does that mean, and what does it matter? […]

Best Money Tips: Should You Discuss Money in Front of Your Kids?

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on discussing money in front of your kids, ways to make $50 in a day, and ways to get out of debt. Top 5 Articles Should You Discuss Money In Front of Your Kids? — When discussing money in front of your kids, let them watch you be conservative with money and don't tell them your exact income. […]

Reader Profile: GM

The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]

Surviving Student Loans

For the next week (or two), we’ll be sharing “audition” pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. Pay attention, give feedback, and after a couple of weeks we’ll ask which writers you prefer. This article is from long-time GRS reader Sarah Greesonbach. […]

Visit the Post Office (172/365)

About once a month or so, I find myself over at the local post office mailing packages. I’m selling something on eBay or shipping a gift to a relative or trading something by mail. Whatever it is, I usually finish my visit to the post office by taking a long look at the bulletin board. […]

Like Us on Facebook (Please?)

Are you on Facebook? Do you like Bargaineering? Do you like Bargaineering on Facebook? Unfortunately, I can’t bribe you with free food or free stuff (yet), just free personal finance blog posts written by myself and our awesome team of writers. […]

Help a Reader: Getting a Grad Degree

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I am 23 years old. I live with my parents in New Jersey at the moment, looking to move in with a friend sometime in late 2013- early 2014, probably into Manhattan ($1,300 month in rent. I recently graduated from undergrad-college, and have a very reliable steady job making ~$70,000 a year. […]

Can Spending a Little More be to Your Advantage?

It seems counterintuitive to think that spending money could result in savings – or even an increase in funds. In general, just spending your money isn’t going to help matters. However, spending smarter can be an advantage. The key is in looking to the future. What’s going to happen in the long run? […]

Three Must-Have Money Talks for Kids – and How to Start Them

This is a guest article by personal finance expert, Beth Kobliner. Beth is a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability and the author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties. Drinking, smoking, bullying… talking about them with your kids is hard enough. […]

Reader Mailbag: Children’s Art

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. Encouraging college-age money skills 2. Managing online gaming 3. Buying a condo 4. How important is expense ratio? 5. Moving for child’s school 6. Turning down unwanted gifts 7. Children and gifting relatives 8. […]

Mortgage Rates Are Low, But It May Still Cost You

The news keeps talking about mortgage rates that continue to fall to almost unheard of low levels. We’re talking about 30-year fixed rate mortgages hovering just over 5%, and 15-year rates under 5% right now. These rates are sharply lower than just a few years ago. But just how much can you save with a lower mortgage rate? […]

Free Summer Movies for Kids (2012)

For a summer of college, I lived in New York City while I interned at a technology startup called Webmind (formerly Intelligenesis, Wired correctly predicted a dim future) and was amazed when movies at the movie theater near Union Station were over ten bucks (this is back when “regular” theaters had movies for around $7 and matinees for only $5-6). […]

Sheet Dreams: How to Shop for Bed Sheets

For the next week (or two), we’ll be sharing “audition” pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. Pay attention, give feedback, and after a couple of weeks we’ll ask which writers you prefer. […]

Cutting the Cable Cord Has More Than Financial Benefits

Cutting the cable TV cord has benefits that go beyond the financial. Sure, you're saving $50 or so a month by going without cable. But there are other good things that happen when you go without cable, many which may not come to mind when you first start thinking about making the move because you're focused on saving money. […]

How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home

Even the nicest, most expensive homes are protected by a skin less than a millimeter thick. Ah, the miracle of paint. […]

Ensuring the Acorns Fall Far From the Oak

T. Rowe Price recently released a new survey that revealed some surprising factoids. […]

Best Money Tips: Get Your Exercise Without Going to the Gym

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on getting exercise without going to the gym, cheap London Olympic  travel, and grocery items with a long shelf life. Top 5 Articles Get Your Exercise Without Going to the Gym — Switch out your office chair for a ball to get some exercise without hitting the gym. […]

My Discussion with Comcast

It's been awhile since I've written about my relationship with Comcast. Long-time FMF readers will know that it's been a rocky past. For those of you new to my relationship with Comcast and wanting details, check out my last post on the issue. […]

Spare Change: Staff Writer Audition Edition

As you’ve all noticed by now, we’re in the thick of another round of staff writer auditions here at Get Rich Slowly. I never made a formal call for staff writers; instead, I just quietly accepted submissions from the folks who had the initiative to contact me when they noticed April Dykman was retiring. I believed (and still do) that this was a keen initial screening process. […]