Great, Free Christian Financial Ebooks

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Not as much of a post today as a point to some great (and free!) Christian financial ebooks. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #37

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. 1. Ninite I spent some significant time setting up a computer for someone this week. This tool made that task drastically easier by giving me a single installation package to put a bunch of basic programs on this computer. […]

How to Buy Long-term Care Insurance: What Every Policy Should Include

The following is a guest post from Genworth Financial and is a follow-up to their post titled Long-term Care: What are the Options? I recently wrote about the options available when considering long-term care, and four general ways it can be paid for. […]

The Meal Library

Sarah and I love to experiment when it comes to food. We’re constantly trying new things in the kitchen using new and different ingredients. However, the reality of our lives dictates that we often don’t have time to look for ideas and experiment creatively with food. Take our current Tuesday evenings. […]

Dinner With My Family #32: Butternut Squash Casserole

Each week, I’ll present a low-cost meal (or a meal that demonstrates a lot of options for cutting costs) that my family eats for dinner and enjoys. Many of the recipes will be vegan or vegetarian, with options to add other ingredients for non-vegetarians. Right now, our garden is providing us with a small mountain of butternut squash. We have more of it than we know what to do with. […]

Mortgage Payoff Progress For August With Chart

In February of 2010 my wife and I purchased our very first home.  We have a conventional 15-year mortgage and our plan is to pay it off in less than 10 years.  Our stretch goal is to pay it off in less than 7. As of September 16, 2011, we have made 18 regular mortgage payments – and several, additional, principal-only payments. When I posted February’s update, we had paid off 5.72% of our mortgage […]

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Extra Costs of Lunch

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money. […]

When People Get Rich Quickly: Lessons from Michael Vick’s Bankruptcy

A typical professional athlete may be a prime example of the situation in which an individual might find himself suddenly wealthy. The idea that a person could consider himself middle class or lower one day and wealthy the next is a recipe for financial disaster. It’s easy to look at athletes because their trials and tribulations are often front page news. […]

Your Take: Free Services Supported by Advertising

One of my favorite free services is Credit Karma, which I use to help monitor my credit score and is a cornerstone of my do-it-yourself identity theft solution. Credit Karma gives you a free TransUnion credit score along with credit report change notification, which makes it perfect for keeping an eye on your report. […]

Ask the Readers: How Much Do You Spend on Clothes?

The “Ask the Readers” feature is well-loved here at Get Rich Slowly, but by far the most popular question I’ve ever asked came at the end of July. “How much do you spend on food?” I wondered, and GRS readers posted 367 comments sharing their buying habits and the costs in their cities (and countries). Several readers sent me e-mail after this question asking for more. […]

Cheap, Quick Homemade Breakfasts

I’m not a morning person, but that doesn’t mean I skip breakfast. Because I am slow-moving in the a.m., though, I don’t like to take a lot of time to eat before launching my day. So, I have discovered some quick-to-fix, simple-to-eat breakfasts that are nutritious and cheap, ranging in price from 50 cents to a couple of bucks. […]

5 Ways Newlyweds Screw Up Money Management

My fiance and I are in the waning days of what seems like the longest engagement in relationship history. Considering that we're paying for our own wedding, my fiance and I have talked a lot about finances the last two years. In fact, looking back on the process, that constant communication is actually one of the best things to come from footing the bill ourselves. […]

Reader Profile: Dee

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

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Sept 12

Let's start off with a reminder: FMF is on Facebook and Twitter. You can find me there if you are so inclined.Here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week: Carnival of Wealth Totally Money Blog Carnival Lazy Man and Money says to plan ahead. FrugalDad suggests protecting your cashflow. […]

The Perils of Real Estate Leveraging: A Case Study

It’s been a while since the wobbly real estate market took center stage. There were a few infamous celebrities that came out of that period. Someone who may sound familiar to you is a fellow named Casey Serin, who gained notoriety for pulling a few crazy stunts during the real estate mania and subsequent collapse. […]

The Resistance Fighter Inside of You

Whenever we think about doing something different with our lives, a little resistance fighter starts preparing for battle inside of us. He tells us why we can’t do it. He comes up with lots of plausible excuses. He talks about things that would be a lot more fun to do. Often, he convinces us to do the wrong thing. […]

Developing a Side Gig

I love stories of people who develop side businesses in addition to their regular jobs. The story of how they did it is usually fascinating and I always end up admiring their determination to build something in their "spare time." So I had to share this piece from US News that details a police officer's story of how he developed his business while serving as one of America's finest. […]

Buy 1 Photo Book And Get 2 Free From Snapfish

Between now and September 19, 2011 Snapfish is offering a Buy 1, Get 2 deal on  Photo Books with Code:LOVE8X11 Exp: 9/19. Click the link and enter the code at checkout for the deal. We have three kids – and two sets of grandparents. […]