5 Legitimate Work-From-Home Options

This is a guest article by Michael, chief editor of DoughRoller.net. DoughRoller.net helps consumers figure out the best Netflix plans for their home movie experiences. There is a lot of bad information online about working from home, with scammy and spammy websites offering ideas about quick ways to make money without doing much work — and all require an up-front purchase of some sort. […]

Rebalancing Your Investment Portfolio

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He also has a newly reinvigorated blog, and you can have your day interrupted once or twice by his Twittering. Robert contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. How would you like $4,290,387? It’s easy! […]

11 Smart Uses for Sheets

You put them on beds. You store them in closets. What else can you use a fitted or flat sheet for, you might ask? As it turns out, these versatile cuts of cloth are becoming increasingly valuable in today's rising cotton market, and they are fabulous for assorted uses. […]

John Cummuta: Transforming Your Debt Into His Wealth

You have no doubt heard the radio ads (I hear them every day on XM Radio) by John Cummuta, making seemingly impossible claims — you can be completely debt free, including paying off your mortgage, in around five-to-seven years, using just the money you already make. Wow! And they’re backed up by “real” testimonials. […]

7 Pitfalls That Can Bloat a Home Office Budget

Working from home. It's an almost magical phrase that inspires jealousy among the cubicled masses who trudge into an office park five days a week. But the grass can certainly be greener when it comes to operating a business or doing the bulk of your work from your home. Distractions abound. […]

How to Decide Whether to Drive or Fly

Money magazine says the following when it comes to deciding whether to fly or drive on a trip: Drive if you're in the "radius of efficiency." In part because of surcharges and taxes on airfare, you'll almost always save money by driving if your destination is within 400 miles and you're traveling with more than two people. This seems like a pretty good rule of thumb to me. […]

Citi ThankYou Premier Card Review

We’ve talked about how you can fly for free before, and one way to do it is by wisely using your trusty travel rewards card. So let’s check out the Citi ThankYou Premier Credit Card this time around. Is it a card that carries more than the basics? From what I’ve seen, the Citi ThankYou [...]Citi ThankYou Premier Card Review Copyright 2011 TheDigeratiLife.com […]

Spare Change: Turtles vs. Rabbits Edition

Blarg! The deadline for this year’s video contest was Sunday night, but we may have run into some technical difficulties. Some folks are reporting that their submissions were reported as “received”, but they’re not showing up in the pool of contest entries. This is Not Good. If you submitted an entry to the video contest, please check the list of entries. […]

A Postmortem: Some Thoughts on Improving the Process of Filing Taxes

I considered posting this article during the actual tax season, but I decided to wait until the rush of actually filing taxes was over. Almost all of you who live in the US have filed your income taxes by now. Some of you – the self-employed or functionally self-employed, like I am – have filed first quarter estimated taxes as well. […]

How to Make the Case for a Pay Increase

CNN Money gives some thoughts on how to make the case for a pay increase as follows: Before the recession, for several years running, the average annual merit raise for salaried employees was about 3.5%, with emphasis on the word "average." These days, you have to "exceed expectations" to get that, Towers Watson reports. […]

Review: Super Boom by Jeffrey Hirsch

I don’t normally review too many investment related books, unless I have a personal interest or I feel they have value to everyone, but I couldn’t pass up a book called “Super Boom: Why the Dow Jones Will Hit 38,820 and How You Can Profit From It.“ Last October, Jeffrey Hirsch predicted, in the Stock Trader’s Almanac, that the Dow would increase to 38,820 by the year 2025. […]

Are You Ready for Doomsday? Bunkers on Sale Now!

Not too long ago, CNN Money posted a story on the increase in sales of bunkers. Doomsday bunkers have increased in sales anywhere from 20% to 1,000%, depending on the company. […]

Start Planning Your Spring Garden

It probably goes without saying, but growing your own food can work wonders for cutting down your grocery bill. But I know what you’re thinking—I can’t even keep houseplants alive, or I don’t have the room to grow anything. Nonsense! […]

Is $250,000 Really Not Enough to Live On?

We've discussed how $100,000 a year, $250,000 a year, and even $1 million a year is not enough to live on in the United States. Until now, the examples we had were simply individuals complaining that they didn't make enough to make ends meet -- even though they made much more than most Americans. […]

Financial Stress and How to Plan Against It

I receive many emails each day from people who have had some kind of financial crisis. Most of these stories have a great many factors in common with each other, although the specifics can vary wildly. Here are some of the specific elements many of the stories share. Something unexpected happened. Life was going along seemingly well until something happened. A job loss. An illness. […]

6 Mistakes to Avoid With a Financial Adviser

Financial advisers can be an important ally for even the most savvy investors, because a second opinion can sometimes be the difference between comfortable retirement and eating lots of ramen in the later years. Yet, many people shy away from a relationship with a professional because of all the horror stories others have. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Buy New or Used Cars?

Automotive expenses can be one of the biggest budget drainers out there. When buying a car, you have to think about everything from gas milage to safety ratings. You also have to determine whether or not you want to buy a new or used car. […]

5 Ways to Become a Better Negotiator

I used to love negotiating over email. It's much easier than trying it in person because there's no face to speak to. Over email, there's time to formulate a response or counter offer without being put on the spot. In person, I never knew where to begin, and as soon as it got awkward, I'd get all red and start to sweat. […]

Fresh vs. Frozen: 5 Dinner Comparisons

I really love to cook. Recently, however, my work schedule was ridiculously busy, and I was getting home later and later. To get dinner on the table, I decided to try something completely out of character: frozen food. If you read my posts, you know that I’m usually a die-hard do-it-yourself-er. […]