How (and Why) to Roll Over Your 401(k)

Most people will work for several companies throughout their career. As you move to another company, you should be careful not to forget about your retirement investments. […]

Are You Marketing Yourself?

If you've read Free Money Finance for more than two seconds you've probably heard me say that your career is your most important financial asset. […]

New TradeKing Customers: $50 Bonus Is Back (2010)

TradeKing’s annual promotion which offers free money for new customers has returned at an earlier time this year. So if you are still waiting for a little motivation to get started with investing (or even stock and options trading), then it could be a good time to sign up and receive some extra cash in the process. […]

Frugality and Fear of Health Care

Jennifer writes in: My husband had been complaining about sharp pains in his side for several weeks. A few days ago I had to take him to the emergency room. He stayed overnight for observation and was released the next day with a ton of medications to take. It turns out he has a liver inflammation caused by a bacteria. He’s going to be fine. Here’s the whole problem with this. […]

Secrets of Extreme Savers

Here's a piece CNN Money calls "Secrets of Extreme Savers". These people may be extreme savers (pocketing up to 50% or so of their salaries), but they aren't really using "secrets." Here's a sampling of how they set aside so much of their income for savings: Before they make any purchase, even big-ticket items like cars, they save up the cash. […]

Best of Money Carnival

This week's Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, 7 Things I Learned Watching Honeymooners Re-runs. Enjoy! […]

4 Healthy PTO Fundraising Ideas for the New School Year

ShareThisMany school programs, such as band, cheerleading and Parent Teacher Organizations rely on fundraising activities to pay for equipment, activities, field trips and supplies. A study conducted in 2000 found that 80 percent of schools nationwide participate in some form of fundraising. […]

TradeKing $50 New Account and National Friendship Day Promotion

It seems every summer TradeKing runs a promotion where you can get $50 for opening a new account (if you didn’t have one already). Well if you didn’t notice it based on the temperatures outside, it’s summer and TradeKing has brought back their $50 new account promotion this month. […]

Doctors Should be Wealthy

Remember our discussion of how the average farmer is more likely to accumulate wealth than the average doctor? That conversation had a few comments from people giving reasons why doctors weren't able to accumulate wealth like people in other professions. Yeah, right. Check out this piece from Yahoo that lists the worst paying jobs for doctors as follows: 1. […]

Reader Mailbag: Birthday Celebration

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Starting a garden from seed 2. Losing my job next summer 3. Splitting rent and utilities 4. Dealing with a challenging year 5. Time to have a child? 6. Double disabilities: what now? 7. Budgeting and taxes 8. […]

Increased FDIC and NCUA Insurance Limits Have Been Made Permanent

On Saturday morning, I read that the number of bank failures in 2010 had climbed to 108. For the sake of comparison, “just” 69 had failed at this point last year, and bank failures peaked at 12 in 2002 as a result of our last recession. As you’re likely aware, FDIC insurance limits were increased from $100k to $250k per depositor per institution back in 2008. […]

Cash Only Consumers Pay For Credit Card Rewards

I’ve been fortunate never to have fallen down the hole of credit card debt. For those that have, it’s a very difficult situation since lenders, of all types, make more money the longer you’re in debt. Credit card debt is especially dangerous because it’s so easy to accumulate and the interest rates are so high. […]

What is Retirement?

I just returned from my annual weekend trip to Oregon’s Opal Creek Wilderness area. Every year, I join five other friends to hike into the forest, pitch our tents on the banks of the creek, and sit around the fire talking about life. […]

How To Combine Finances for Couples

When a couple marries or otherwise commits to be in a long-term relationship with each other, the question of whether to combine money usually arises. The debate about whether what could be called “his money” and “her money” should become “our money” is endless. […]

How Going the Extra Mile Can Pay Off

When I detailed how I turned a career award into a big career boost, I left out one important item -- the fact that it took a lot of extra effort to apply for the award and I was highly tempted to let the opportunity pass. The application was long and difficult to fill out. […]

5 Benefits of Working For Yourself (Online Business)

I was actually one of those folks who was perfectly suited for the 9 to 5 and worked for many employers over the span of 17 years so imagine my surprise when I found myself turn into an accidental entrepreneur. […]

Review: Point, Click, and Save

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. is one of the better coupon and sale aggregating blogs out there (meaning that most of the content posted is either sales at various stores or coupons for various products). I have mixed feelings about such sites. […]

Podcast 67: The Importance of Earning More, Ramit Sethi

On today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek and Flexo talk to Ramit Sethi, author of the bestselling book I Will Teach You To Be Rich. […]

Reader Story: Widowed Young

This guest post from Heather is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. In 2002, I was 28 years old with a dead husband. […]