Free Money Finance March Madness, Round 1, Posts 1-4

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Money Madness and/or click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when […]

Life Without a Mortgage

As a followup to Friday’s post about having paid off our mortgage early, I wanted to spend a bit of time talking about how things will be different in the absence of our mortgage. […]

Reader Mailbag #98

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. […]

Five Tips to Sell Any Home Fast

By Stacy Johnson I've been investing in real estate of various types for nearly 30 years, and I've never seen anything like it. I'm talking about this housing market. Granted, all real estate is local, and I live in South Florida, one of the epicenters of our nation's current housing crisis. […]

Win a Free Copy of H&R Block at Home (Formerly TaxCut)!

I've been giving away things like crazy here the past two weeks. Later today I'll name the winners for my latest You Need a Budget and Sound Mind Investing giveaways. […]

Don’t Tell Others How To Spend Their Money

This is a guest article by Outlaw, who lives and works in New York’s financial district and writes on the blog Credit Card Outlaw.I don’t believe in conspiracies.A few weeks ago someone I vaguely knew from college forwarded me an email about how the World Trade Center was likely destroyed by government “beam weapons.” I don’t even know what a beam weapon is, but it sounds absurd. […]

How to Improve a Good Credit Score

In the last few years, the importance of credit scores and the publicity of that importance has shot up tremendously. With the loose credit era behind us, and banks fearful of taking on more under and non-performing loans (ie. […]

Break Out of Your Comfort Zone to Achieve Success

This is a guest post from Flexo of Consumerism Commentary. Flexo is embarking on a ten-day, ten-blog tour. Previously at Get Rich Slowly, he’s shared how to be CFO of your own life. Humans are wired to seek comfort, and as a result much of daily life is focused around familiar patterns and habits. When something threatens to break those habits, we feel uncomfortable and nervous. […]

Three Easiest Ways to Earn More Money

I Will Teach You to Be Rich lists the three easiest ways to earn more money as follows: 1. Freelancing2. Productizing (creating a product and selling it)3. Getting a higher salary I've covered all of these in one form or another in my list of 11 great ways to earn more money. […]

Gourmet Coffee Recipes: Make Your Own Starbucks Coffee Drink

I am a Starbucks addict. I will openly admit it. Starbucks is an indulgence for me, on days when I am having difficulties at work, a relationship crisis, or when I just feel like procrastinating. If you are like me, and you are attempting to stick to a budget every month and trying to be diligent about paying down your debt, then Starbucks does not fit into that equation very well. […]

Booties, Chickens, and Link Love Oh My!

It’s been a long while since my last linky blog roundup. So I thought I’d kick off the week with some good link love to share. But first, let’s talk dog booties. It seems that after posting 10 Frugal Ways to get Fit this Winter you’re all interested in my dog’s paws. […]

Review: The Collaborative Habit

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a book of interest that’s not directly related to personal finance, but can provide deep insights into the elements of personal success. One of my favorite books I’ve ever reviewed for The Simple Dollar is Twyla Tharp’s excellent The Creative Habit. […]

Podcast 39: Get Financially Naked, Manisha Thakor

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Manisha Thakor, author of Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey, a book that is designed to help couples improve their communication about financial matters. Manisha Thakor is a passionate advocate for women and financial independence, and has experience in the financial industry as an analyst and portfolio manager. […]

What Is Your Auto-Reply Email Telling People About You?

By Linsey Knerl It’s a common practice: You leave the office for any amount of time (a week, an hour, etc.) and you set up a nice little out-of-office email reply so people don’t wonder why you haven’t replied back in a timely fashion. You think you’re being proactive, even professional. […]

Wisdom on Value Investing by Gabriel Wisdom

Wisdom on Value Investing by Gabriel Wisdom is based on Wisdom’s professional experience and his Fallen Angels investment strategy, a way to identify good companies that have been punished by the stock market. Value investing is an investment strategy made popular by Benjamin Graham and brought to the forefront with the successes of Warren Buffett. […]

Book Review: Complicit - How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable

By Xin Lu This week a government committee is investigating the cause of the financial crisis by interrogating bank titans what exactly went wrong. Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable by Mark Gilbert is exactly what these government officials need to read to learn what went on in the last few years to cause the debacle. […]

Trimming the Average Budget: Household Furnishings

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. […]

Reader Story: How I Got Married on the Cheap — And Loved It!

This guest post from Lars is part of a new feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Every Sunday will include a reader story (in the new “reader stories” category). Some will be general “how I did X” stories, and others will be examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success. I got married last month. […]

The Prosperity Gospel

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The following is an excerpt from Dollars and Doctrine. This excerpt and the one next week will deal with what the author calls the two extremes of how Christians view money. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: January 16, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. […]