10 Rare Coins Worth Millions

It’s rare that your collectibles will bring in thousands of dollars, much less millions. However, there are some items that, due to their rarity and/or history, are valued at several millions of dollars. […]

Good Debt and Bad Debt

Misuse of credit can destroy a family’s financial life. A household can crumble under the weight of debt, whether it has increased from a poor house-purchasing decision, a drastic change in the real estate market, a shopping addiction, an unexpected medical bill, or the lack of preparedness for an emergency. […]

Make Your Own Cheap Shampoo, Conditioner, and Toothpaste

In an attempt to reduce costs in 2012, I am adopting a Do-It-Yourself mentality.  One of the areas of my spending that can be virtually eliminated is in the Personal Hygiene category.  Using recipes found in the book, Making It: Radical Home EC for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, I plan on buying ingredients in bulk and making my own shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste. It […]

Reader Profile: JJ

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. […]

Finances, Opportunity, and the Path of a Little Girl

“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth.” – Susan B. Anthony Today, I’m going to talk about my daughter. In many regards, she’s a pretty typical four year old girl – at least judging by her peers. She likes to play dress-up – in fact, we have a dress-up tub in our basement just for her. […]

Choosing a Career Path By Chasing Hot Jobs

A recent article in Fortune Magazine predicts that one of the hottest jobs ten years from now will be data scientist. If this prediction is true, parents of teenagers in their first year of high school and their parents might consider encouraging their kids to develop the skills necessary to be in high demand by the time they earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. […]

Frugality Advice from Millionaires

This is a guest post from Jaime Tardy of Eventual Millionaire. After paying off $70,000 and quitting a six-figure job, Jaime became a business coach. She also interviews millionaires every week for tips and advice. […]

2012 Hybrid & Electric Car Tax Credit Update

Many many years ago in a Congress far far away a law was passed that offered tax credits for the purchase of hybrid cards and light trucks. The law was the Energy Act of 2005, the Congress was the 109th, and President Bush was the one who signed it. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Use Business Cards? (Special $100 Giveaway)

Business cards are one of the most important networking tools. Professionals, job seekers, freelancers, and even students have used business cards to advance their careers. Whether you hand them out to clients or prospective employers, a tasteful business card provides people with a great first impression.  Do you use business cards? If yes, how do you use them? […]

Going Green: How to Live a (Nearly) Cash-Only Life

According to Time.com, the current average APR on credit card debt is 15.22%. For folks who aren’t disciplined about managing credit card debt or paying off their balances aggressively, the rate is a real eye-opener. […]

7 Ways to Remodel Your Bedroom (Without Demolishing a Thing)

You spend roughly 1/3 of your life sleeping, so shouldn’t you sleep in a room that contributes to sweet dreams? An uninspired or disorganized bedroom can make it tough to relax, and it probably doesn’t help your disposition in the morning, either. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Love Cooking

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to love cooking, the best gym membership deals, and money mistakes you should avoid in college. Top 5 Articles How to Love Cooking — Get yourself to love cooking by making it social. […]

Foraging: Not Insane, Useless, or Impossible

From time to time, I've suggested foraging — gathering food from the wild — as a technique for getting by in hard times. Whenever I do, people mock the idea. "It's the twenty-first century! There's no way to get enough food like that." They're missing the point. […]

The Emergency Fund

Savings.  Rainy-day Fund.  Cash Reserves. The Emergency Fund.  It goes by many names, and whatever you want to call it, ours helped us to get out of debt. Why we established an emergency fund before attacking our debt - When we first decided to start paying off our consumer debt, we were pumped.  It would have been very easy for us to have used every extra dollar to reduce our debts.  However, we […]

A Great Example of How to Make Big Money with Credit Cards

A reader recently sent me his credit card points and bonus summary for 2011. It's a great example of how you can make a good amount of money using credit cards to get both bonuses and rewards. Here are his results:New Cards, August 2011 Wife--Chase Freedom, 20,000 points, no annual fee. -- $200 check received Husband--Citicard, 50,000 points, $500 gift certificates, however $125 annual fee. […]

Best of Money Carnival

The Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, How to Get Your Kids to Stop Treating You Like an ATM. Enjoy! […]

Is There Much Benefit to Cruiseline Frequent Traveler Programs?

As most of you know, we're off on a cruise this year (to the Caribbean for those not up-to-speed). As part of our purchase, we were automatically signed up for the cruiseline's frequent traveler program.But seeing this piece on Cruise Critic made me wonder if there is much benefit to such programs. […]

Keep Track of Your Progress (8/365)

One of the best personal finance tasks I ever took on was building a personal net worth calculator. It was a simple little thing (in fact, I wrote a tutorial on how to build one in any spreadsheet program you have, very little knowledge required). […]

Discover More Balance Transfer: No Fees, 0% APR for 12 Months

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to pay down your credit card debt? If so, then you might be interested Discover More’s newest 0% balance transfer offer. […]

Credit Karma Offers Free Credit Monitoring For All

Credit Karma has officially opened up its credit monitoring service to everyone. Until now, likely due to beta testing, you had to get a special invitation through a partner site, like Bargaineering, to get credit monitoring. What is Credit Karma monitoring? […]