Traditional to Roth IRA Conversion at Vanguard

Last night, I finally got around to converting my wife’s recent traditional IRA contributions into her Roth account. […]

Billshrink's New TV Pricing Service: A Good Idea, But a Cheesy Requirement

I recently saw this piece on Billshrink's new TV pricing service. The idea is that you give them some information and they tell you the various pricing options for different TV providers (Comcast, DISH, DirecTV, etc.) Since I'm in "hunting mode" with my Comcast deal being up in a few months (not to mention the service I get from them), it looked interesting to me. […]

Getting in at the end of yard sales isn’t all bad

This weekend we went to a yard sale at the YMCA.  The yard sale was an event to raise money for the Kids’ Spot; people wanting to sell stuff bought a spot within the event, and this money went toward Kids’ Spot. Amongst a bunch of other things we had demanding our attention, we got the ending time of the sale wrong.  We had thought that we would have an hour or so at the sale, but […]

Submit Your Story! GRS Now Accepting New Reader Stories

After nearly six months, the first stage of a grand experiment has come to a close. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been using Sundays as a place to run reader stories. […]

How To Eat Healthy & Inexpensively

Everyone wants to eat healthy these days. Your health is priceless! Many claim, however, that it’s impossible to eat healthy on a limited food budget. But I would beg to differ; cheap meal ideas abound, and there are lots of ways to prepare your food inexpensively. […]

Weekend Reading: U.S. News & World Report’s My Money Blog

I am now providing a weekly article to U.S. News & World Report for their website’s “My Money” Blog, an online-only feature. So far, I’ve offered two articles. Here are the two articles I’ve written for this new blog as well as some other articles I’ve enjoyed recently.10 Unusual Ways to Save Money. […]

Review: The New Frugality

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. The title of this book hooked me from the start. […]

Is This the Best Search Engine Ever for New & Used Cars?

The site is one I found quite by accident. I'm not in the market for a used car, I was actually looking for a quote from Bill Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and stumbled upon this gem. Ahh, I love the Internet. […]

Roundup: Gardening is Fun & Sustainable

We started gardening a few years ago because we thought it would be fun. We don’t have that much ground space living in a townhouse so our stuff has always been in buckets or planters (one of these days we’ll do square foot gardening). […]

Who's Your Data? The Myths and Misnomers of Unemployment Figures

By now you probably know that data is a group of informational bits, facts, figures, ideas, quantities or patterns in behavior, collections of samples or a group of scientific measurements collected to show informational bits, facts, figures...etc. […]

Cutting Yourself Some Slack

Karen writes in: Over the last six months, my husband and I have paid off $11,000 in credit card debt. It feels great. But it’s also really, really hard. In order to do that, we’ve stopped going out and doing a lot of the things we used to do. […]

Reader Story: I Paid Off $70,000 in Debt and Quit My Job!

This guest post from Jaime Tardy is part of the “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. […]

The Seven Pillars of Financial Success, Pillar 5: Invest to Make Your Money Grow

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The Bible discusses the keys to personal finance success quite plainly. If you read the book of Proverbs in particular, you'll see that the path to financial success isn't that difficult or extensive. […]

What Does an Extended Lifespan Really Mean in Terms of Retirement Savings?

Here’s a number for you. Half of all babies born in the United States this year will live to age 104 or older. In other words, when a person from that generation hits the typical “retirement age” of 65, they’ll still have 40 years of life left. Obviously, this represents a major change from where we’re at now. At age 65, people will have 40% of their life yet to lead. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: June 12, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. […]

Save Money by Carrying a Water Bottle

I’ve intended to begin featuring entries from the recent GRS video contest, but things keep getting in the way. Let’s change that! Starting today, I’ll use Saturdays to highlight some of my favorites, both winners and not-winners. To begin, here’s a tip that didn’t win a prize. Austin from Foreigner’s Finances is teaching English in Japan. […]

Six Things Your Parents Never Taught You About Money

The following is a guest post from Life Cover. Most parents try to teach their kids about money such as how to make it and how to manage it but only life experience can give us the full picture. With that in mind, here are six things your parents never taught you about money. 6. Hard Come, Easy Go Making money is hard work. However spending money could not be simpler or easier. […]

Get Rich Slowly Submission Guidelines

Rant time! I’ve spent the past couple of days slogging through my backlog of Guest Post and Reader Story submissions. Many of these are great. A few aren’t salvageable. The vast majority fall somewhere in between. It’s rare that I’m able to take a submitted article and publish it at Get Rich Slowly without some sort of tweaking. Everyone makes mistakes — even me. […]

Should The U.S. Banking Industry Be Regulated? Thoughts On Financial Reform

Some thoughts and opinions on the financial reform bill and U.S. banking regulations by an insider in the financial industry, Todd S. CFP. I’ve been joking that banker jokes have probably replaced lawyer jokes. Would you agree? And, despite the fact that the financial industry is a vast place, in some situations, I often hesitate to let people know that I work in it. […]