Creating a Memorable Christmas

A Christmas memory that usually makes the rounds each year at my house is the story about the time we all watched as the entire, glistening Jell-O mold slid off its platter and settled, intact and jiggling, onto a horrified guest’s lap. […]

Best Money Tips: Ways Families Can Save Money

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways families can save money, holiday shopping mistakes, and tips to save like a pro at the grocery store. Top 5 Articles 10 Great Ways Moms (and Families) Can Save Money — One great way for families to save money is by matching coupons to sales and meals. […]

The Best Books About Money

In my mind, I write about personal finance books all the time. I certainly read them all the time, and I talk about them with the people I know. But the reality is that I haven’t reviewed many books at Get Rich Slowly during the past couple of years. As a result, I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails asking for book recommendations. Last weekend, I sat down to organize my office. […]

How to Stop Worrying

Regardless of what the problem is, worrying itself never helps anything. To effectively deal with problems, you have to first deal with worrying. This will leave you in the right place to deal with your problems, be they financial, professional, or personal. (See also: 99 Free or Virtually Free Ways to De-Stress) Allow a Period for Worry First, allow yourself time to worry. […]

Reader Profile: KD

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. […]

Financial Books By Bloggers: Book Authors Among Us

Lots of people have been hitting the books lately. Not in the way you’d expect though. I meant that many people I know both online and off have been participating in some exciting projects, and have decided to become published authors. Everyone’s A Writer: A Family of Authors? Here’s what I mean. […]

Review: How to Have More Than Enough

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the first books I reviewed on The Simple Dollar was Dave Ramsey’s More Than Enough. […]

Podcast 136: Becoming a Landlord

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Paula Pant, journalist, entrepreneur and founder of the personal finance website Afford Anything. Paula talks about several landlord-related topics, including what to look for when purchasing a property, how tenants see properties different than landlords and the kind of work a landlord should expect. Consumerism Commentary Podcast […]

What’s In It For Them?

Every time you interact with a business, you’re trading something of value for something of lesser value from them. If that were not the case, then the business could not continue to operate. […]

The Poor

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. For the rest of the year I'm going to be highlighting verses relating to the poor on Sundays as a reminder of why I'm doing my $20k Red Kettle Challenge. Here are two for today: Proverbs 22:9 (NIV): The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. […]

Reader Story: What My Father’s Death Taught Me About Estate Planning

This guest post from Jody 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. My dad died recently. He was a good man and a great father. […]

The Seven Attributes That Matter

A while back, I sat down to make a list of the attributes of the people I consider to be great people. […]

5 Christmas Safety Tips For A Safe Holiday Season

Be aware of the possible dangers and risks that are associated with the holiday season. We discuss those things to watch out for so we can be safe during the holidays. The yuletide season is a time devoted to family reunions, merry-making and giving back. But it’s also a time that can be stressful. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #48

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. Kathryn Schulz on being wrong Being wrong isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Being wrong is just as important as being right. […]

Creative Ideas for Getting Top-Level Travel Perks

I've been collecting articles on creative ways to make extra money and here's a great one to add to the list. It's about people who take multiple flights near the end of a qualification period in order to hit a certain rewards status. […]

Some Thoughts on How to Deal with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Instead of a “Dinner with My Family” this week, I thought I’d discuss how to deal with the mountain of Thanksgiving leftovers that many families find themselves with today. Each year, my mother takes charge of preparing a huge family Thanksgiving meal. Each year, there’s a small mountain of leftovers to deal with. I know that many other families find themselves in the same boat. […]

One Black Friday Tip to Rule Them All: Buy Nothing

For those in the United States, tradition and media influence have established today as a day for spending time with family, over-eating, and watching television. What could be more American than Thanksgiving Day? Fast becoming a tradition for consumers is Black Friday (and to a lesser extent Cyber Monday). […]

Get $20 Free by Shopping Online

Just in time for Cyber Monday!!!! Want an easy $20 for doing something you'd do anyway? Me too. That's why I signed up for the MasterCard Here's to Mom holiday promotion. The details: 1. Enroll with your MasterCard. 2. Shop with your card online between November 15 and December 31, 2011. 3. […]

Black Friday by the Numbers

This post is from staff writer April Dykman, who baked without using flour — and liked it. Are you reading this while standing in line at your local big box store? Or are you celebrating Buy Nothing Day and hunkering down for a relaxing day of leftovers and football? Either way, you might be interested in a few facts about this day, the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. […]

Want to start up a blog? Do it today and save on hosting

I’ve talked about investing in yourself in the past, and one great way to do this is to start a blog (like this one).  Regardless of what interests you, if other people are interested in the same thing, you’ll find an audience, and that audience can help you to build up a side income. […]