How to Avoid Getting Your Credit Card Canceled

By Nora Dunn Some people like to have their credit card available for emergencies — either at home or while traveling abroad. Be careful: that card might not be available to you, just when you need it the most. […]

How Much Cash Do You Use?

In a recent podcast, Crown Financial Ministries talked about a cashless society and how we'll soon view using cash as unusual. They commented: Visa Europe's CEO has predicted a cashless society by 2012 because the cost of handling cash is higher. The efficiency of technology is part of what’s driving the change, the speed of the electronic transaction over human hands. […]

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How to Get Huge Savings With Used Office Equipment

By Linsey Knerl Whether you’re running a typical office-based business, a janitorial service, or a custom manufacturing company, the rising cost to purchase and maintain equipment will directly affect you in 2010. While the most efficient way to cut costs is to regularly maintain and service your existing inventory, even the most carefully cared-for pieces will eventually need to be replaced. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 25-28

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 […]

Collection Agencies Giving Away HDTVs and iPods If You Pay Up

Nobody wants to deal with a collections company, but it looks like some may be pulling out all the stops. A friend of mine was telling me about this debt that went into collections a while back and he was always getting hammered by the collection company to try and pay. After months of ignoring them it seemed like the calls were going to stop. […]

Reader Mailbag: Boycotts, Baseball, and New Beginnings

This is Reader Mailbag #100. With this mailbag, I’ve decided to start naming the mailbags based on an interesting question or two answered within the mailbags, making it easier to find such mailbags (in theory). I refuse to buy gas from BP [due to various political reasons]. […]

6 False Assumptions About Debt-Free Living

By Craig Ford Professional counselors are taught that there are occasions when you must help a client decrease expectations. At times it becomes clear that those struggling with an addiction are so passionate and focused on overcoming the addiction that the new reality (life without addition) is sure to disappoint. […]

My Lending Club Loan Selection Criteria

I’ve had a few people ask me about how I go about selecting Lending Club loans, so I thought I’d write something up for all to see. […]

How to Build a Zero-based Budget

A zero based budget is a budget where every dollar you earn is assigned to a category in your budget. Your income minus your expenses equals zero – zero based budget. […]

Is the Economy Improving? Views from Everyday Folks

On Friday night, we had some good frugal fun. Kris and I got together with a group of my old high school friends to go bowling and eat pizza. It was just like the good ol’ days — but with a bunch of grade-school children added to the mix. Over pepperoni pizza and root beer, the conversation turned to the economy. I asked my brother Jeff how the family box factory is doing. […]

2009 Budget Review

When I shared some insights into my finances, I said I'd be reviewing my 2009 budget in a later post to see if anything interesting turned up. […]

Review: Snap Judgment

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a book of interest. Over the last few years, I’ve come to believe that the biggest key to personal finance success is controlling your own psychology and impulses. Our entire lives are filled with quick decisions we must constantly make – and, for the most part, we’re good at it. We commute to work without getting in an accident. […]

Podcast 41: Credit CARD Act of 2009 Compliance

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Samir Kothari, co-founder and Vice President of Products at BillShrink.Tom Dziubek speaks with Samir about how the terms of the Credit CARD Act of 2009 have been addressed by credit card issuers so far and what credit card customers can expect in the upcoming months.Production Number: S02E15 Segment Number: 52To listen, use the player above (A […]

Can I Really Make Money Taking Surveys?

By Katie Adauto Like many of you, I am always on the lookout for ways to earn a little extra money — and being a stay-at-home mom, I was looking for something I could do from home. I started my internet research approximately 1 1/2 years ago. The information I found along the way was interesting, encouraging, and a little disappointing. […]

How To Identify A Shopping Addiction, Poor Spending Habits

One of the hardest changes for people with debt is changing their spending habits. We all get used to buying what we want, and that becomes part of our “lifestyle”. I’m not even a big spender, but I know it’s hard for me to give up those things I’ve grown to enjoy. But when times get tough, you need to make some changes. […]

Getting Good

Samuel writes in: Much like you with your piano resolution, I decided to finally bite the bullet and begin a career path towards becoming a professional chef this year. I have a substantial amount of money saved up, so the costs of this choice aren’t a problem. My problem is this: it’s a lot more of a slog than I ever dreamed it would be. […]

Reader Story: Turning Debt Repayment Into a Game

This guest post from Amanda is part of a new feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Every Sunday will include a reader story (in the new “reader stories” category). […]

How to Store Up Treasure in Heaven

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. […]