Investment Losses and the Wash Sale Rule

Most investors are familiar with the concept of “capital gains.” A capital gain is a profit that results from the sale of an asset that has appreciated beyond its purchase price. […]

Another Example of Getting a Raise Despite a Tough Economy

I love real-life stories of people who take basic financial principles, put them into action, and GET RESULTS! […]

Weekend Reading: Education Budgets, Organization, and Happiness

This weekend, I attended Communiversity 2010 in Princeton, New Jersey, an annual arts festival in town and on campus organized by the Arts Council of Princeton. The highlights included several collegiate a cappella performances and a Beatles tribute band. […]

Is Telecommuting a Good Way to Go Green?

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80 Ways to Steal Valuable Minutes for Your Work Day

Link: ShareThisWe're all too busy. We're living and working in an age with countless online and offline inputs, leaving little time for us. […]

Dogs of the Dow: Top Investing Strategy or Brilliant Marketing?

Taking a closer look at one popular long term investing approach. In the mid to late 90s I remember seeing an investment strategy that stood out from the rest. The Dogs of the Dow strategy offered a pretty straightforward and easy-to-understand approach, had a solid historical performance, and seemed to be one that would outperform the market consistently going forward. […]

Review: The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. The Little Book of Bulletproof Investing by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth is the most recent entry in the Wiley Little Books series and probably the most entertaining one, too. […]

Podcast 53: Frugal Photography

Today, the Consumerism Commentary Podcast celebrates its one-year anniversary. On the Season Three premiere, Tom Dziubek and I discuss exploring the art of photography without damaging your personal finances. Photography can be one of the most expensive hobbies, but it doesn’t have to be. […]

BB&T $100 New Checking Promotion

BB&T Bank, which stands for Branch Banking and Trust, is running a $100 checking account promotion where you get $100 for opening a BB&T Free checking account and then setting up a Direct Deposit or making 3 online bill payments. Your $100 bonus is deposited within 4 weeks of satisfying one of the conditions. […]

Does a Motion-Activated Light Switch Save Money?

Paul writes in: I’ve really been enjoying your recent cost breakdown posts. I’m thinking about installing a few motion-activated light switches in my home and I’m wondering if they will actually save me money. Which switches do you like? […]

Reader Story: Our Financial Turnaround

This guest post from William 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. […]

Save Money by Investing in Your Children

ShareThisFinances are certainly not the most valuable thing gained from having a good relationship with your children, but it is definitely a benefit! […]

Help a Reader: Giving While on Supplemental Security Income

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Here's a question left by a reader recently on my post titled Questions about Tithing: What about when a person who receives an SSI check? SSI rules are that we are never allowed to give away money so how can God honor tithes paid from SSI when it is breaking the laws of the land? […]

What Do You Really Have to Lose?

This post goes out to all of the readers who are about to graduate from college (and from high school, for that matter) and are wondering what comes next (hopefully, you already know and have a plan for it, but if you do, you’re in the minority). A few days ago, a college student I know was talking about his upcoming graduation. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: April 24, 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. I call it … the Time Machine. One Year Ago (April 18 – April 24, 2009) Is Your Local Warehouse Store Worth Your While? […]

The GRS Garden Project: April 2010 Update

Kris and I aren’t repeating our annual garden project this year. We’re too swamped to take the time to track our expenses and harvests. In fact, our garden will probably be a bit smaller than usual this summer because we just won’t have the time to care for it. Still, the yard is an important part of our daily lives. […]

10 Great Money Saving Tips

Here's a list of 10 great money tips left by Old Limey on my post titled 21 Best Money Tips Ever: Here are some of my money saving tips. 1) Decide on your education goals early on and work hard and diligently to meet them. 2) Get your career right the first time and stick with it. 3) Get your permanent relationship right the first time and be faithful - that can save a real bundle over a lif […]

IDENTITY GUARD® Review: Top ID Theft Protection Service

Should you pay to prevent identity theft from happening to you? Depends on what you’re looking for. I’ve come face to face with credit card fraud a few times. The kind when you get the call from a credit card company telling you of a suspicious charge on your credit card that was made somewhere you’ve never visited in your life. […]

Why Do I Talk About Frugality?

Adam writes in: I’m not feeling the vibe from your recent posts about how to save a few pennies washing Ziploc bags. This won’t get me rich. Getting rich isn’t the point. One of my favorite people in the world, Rachel, currently works for a non-profit organization in the Seattle area. […]