A Complete Guide to Saving at America's Baseball Stadiums

Many people don’t know this about of me, but I love a good baseball game. The cheering crowd, the grilled hot dogs, the well-fitted uniforms — they’re all reasons I head to the stadium any chance I can. But these days, enjoying a night out at the ballpark can cause serious pain to your pocket. Unless, of course, you know how to root, root, root for the home team like I do. […]

A Consumerist Editor Talks About How to Tackle Inept Customer Service

Whether awarding the Golden Poo trophy to the Worst Company in America (this year Electronic Arts won the title) or putting together quirky stories about how even Indians aren't fond of India-based call centers, The Consumerist dishes consumer advice and activism with attitude. […]

Flying vs. Driving: The Great Vacation Debate

As I write this, we’re in the midst of a road trip that will total roughly 3,000 miles by the time all is said and done. As we were planning this trip, we compared the costs of flying vs. driving and I wanted to share the results with you. Note that I’m just looking at the cost differential as opposed the total cost of our trip. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on Eating Out

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save on eating out, how not to be average, and the Obamacare ruling. Top 5 Articles 15 Ways to Save on Eating Out — Save money on eating out by following restaurants on Twitter and becoming a regular. […]

4 Summer Chores You Need to Do July 4

Outdoor maintenance can pay for itself – especially if you get free supplies! Touch-up paint and landscaping can build curb appeal if you're looking to sell, while sealing and pest control can keep the bills down. […]

Reader Profile: AF

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. […]

Play Games for Free Online (182/365)

I’ve been an electronic gamer most of my life. I was playing games on my older brother’s Atari when I was four. I mastered Super Mario Brothers when I was nine. […]

Podcast 166: Income Taxes and Your Kids’ Summer Jobs

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks with Gregg Wind, CPA at the accounting firm of Wind & Stern, about income taxes related to children’s summer jobs. First, Gregg and Tom talk about tax advantages for parents who have a business and are thinking about hiring their children as employees. […]

Creating New Routines

My two year old is struggling with potty training. He knows what he’s supposed to do in the bathroom and he’s pretty happy when he does things properly. His challenge is that he doesn’t even think about it when he’s focused on playing or having a book read to him. […]

Reader Story: Budgeting for Travel

This guest post from Laura is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Laura is a retired travel agent for AAA and the writer of the new blog, Have List, Will Travel Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. […]

The Value of Wisdom

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Today I'm posting Proverbs 3:13-16, a series of verses that talks about the value of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, etc. […]

Mortgage Payoff Progress for June 2012 with Chart

It’s time for an update on our mortgage payoff progress.  As a reminder – My wife and I purchased our first home back in February of 2010.  Since then, we have been working hard to reduce our mortgage principal and payoff our mortgage early. We have a conventional, fixed-rate 15-year mortgage. […]

Swap Your Used DVDs, CDs, and Books Online (181/365)

For years, I’ve been trading books online using PaperBackSwap. It’s such a wonderful service that’s fueled a lot of my reading over the past five years or so. When I first signed up for the service, I swapped a ton of books. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #80

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. This week, I’m going to include some of my favorite photos and locations from my recent trip to South Dakota. 1. […]

Lost on the Career Path

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 Elizabeth Falwell. […]

The 52 Best Money Saving Tips, Ideas #20 through #16

We’re on a quest to see how much money you can save each year by practicing some basic – and a few not so basic – savings tips. […]

Which Online Services Are Worth Paying For?

The internet has a bevy of entertainment and information, mostly for free. The majority of websites offer a small amount of entertainment at no cost, and more for a nominal fee. And although the record industry and television industry seem to be suffering for it, we consumers are coming out on top. […]

Shop for Used CDs, DVDs, and Books (180/365)

Everyone who has read The Simple Dollar for long knows that I’m an avid reader. I will read multiple books in a typical week. Because of that, I’m going to use books as an example in the description below, but the entire thing holds true for other types of media – CDs, DVDs, etc. […]

Education Costs Continue to Increase

Guess what? According to the US Department of Education, the average tuition price tag at public four-year universities increased 15% from the 2008-2009 school year to the 2010-2011 school year. […]

Risk Happens

While perusing the Bogleheads discussion forum, I recently ran across an interesting discussion about ways of taking on additional risk to increase expected returns. […]