Reader Story: Debt-Free by 30 — Including the Mortgage!

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

Review: The Investor’s Manifesto

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. The Four Pillars of Investing, an earlier book by William Bernstein, was one of my favorite books I’ve ever read on investment topics. […]

Wishing You A Happy July 4th!

I’m sending this greeting out, because it’s July 4th once again! Have a good one! Weather is perfect here in the West Coast, and the mood is set for our traditional festivities: a nice family-style meal this evening. […]

Podcast 63: 8Coupons, Investing vs. Paying Down Mortgage

Today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast has two guests. First, Tom Dziubek talks with Landy Ung, co-founder of the online coupon and deal aggregation website 8Coupons. […]

4 More Ways to Save on Maternity Clothes

Recently, WC Porter shared 3 super ways to get by on a smaller budget when purchasing pregnancy duds. As someone who just gave birth to her 5th child, I’ve gotten pretty efficient with spending less for maternity wear. […]

Nine Thoughts on Personal Finance from America’s Founding Fathers

Let’s celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by celebrating some of America’s founding father’s thoughts on personal finance. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. - Benjamin Franklin One thing that I feel is never wasted is money and time spent on purposeful education. […]

Fourth of July Roundup

I hope you and yours have a fun and relaxing 4th of July weekend. For those outside the United States, I hope you have a fun and relaxing 4th of July weekend that has absolutely no historical significance to you (unless you’re in England, in which case sorry about that). […]

Happy Independence Day!

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States, and that means time with family and friends. I don’t have any financial tips from the Founding Fathers today. Instead, I have a couple of old videos (you know how I love these). First up is a very short clip shown in movie theaters on July 4th, 1940. […]

Happy Fourth of July

Just want to say a big happy Fourth of July to all of you out there -- and Happy Birthday to America! I hope you're having a great day (like I am) celebrating the freedom we enjoy in the United States. […]

Living Debt Free – Part 1

I have decided to do a series of posts, ten in all, exploring the concept of living debt free.  This is the first post in that series. Defining Debt Free Let’s assume that I take my daughter to the doctor.  I schedule an appointment, my daughter sees the physician, I give my insurance card information to the doctor’s office manager, and then my daughter and I go home.  Three mont […]

Your Money: The Missing Manual — Now Available for Kindle!

Just a quick note from the book front. Many of you have asked for a Kindle edition of Your Money: The Missing Manual. […]

Nine Tactics That Work for Starting Food Preparation at Home

Connie writes in: I just moved in with my husband-to-be and we’re discovering that we have very different lifestyles in some regards. The biggest challenge has been food. My husband is absolutely convinced that it is actually CHEAPER for us to eat out for every meal than prepare food at home. […]

Building a Better Business

ShareThisWith the effects of the global economic meltdown still being felt, budding entrepreneurs could be excused for thinking now is not the time to launch a new business initiative. […]

Independence Day Roundup: Military vs. Civilian Credit Cards

ShareThisThe Big Players in Military Banking: USAA, Navy Federal, and Pentagon Federal. There are three big financial institutions serving primarily Department of Defense personnel, as well as many less significant players. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: July 3, 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 (June 27 – July 3, 2009) Personal Finance 101: Why Do I Need Credit At All? […]

Independence Weekend Reading: Priceline, Secrets, and Condoms

For many Americans with typical jobs, this is a long holiday weekend. I could use the break from my day job, which is becoming increasingly stressful with many co-workers out of the office at various times this summer. Frankly, I’d rather be spending the time working on my own projects. […]

Four Tips for Negotiating a New-Car Price

Yahoo lists four tips for negotiating a new-car price as follows: Shop around and play dealers off of one another. Don't try to negotiate when the dealership is busy, like on Saturdays. Line up your car financing before going to the dealership so you are a cash customer and can avoid any dealer's attempt to negotiate the monthly payment. […]

How To Survive A Job Loss: Next Steps?

Next steps for those facing a job loss. With unemployment rates at their highest, surviving job loss has become a new way of life for many individuals. If you’ve been following the news lately, unemployment benefits are now expiring for a whole lot of people, leaving them with deep concerns about the future. […]

Summer Meal Series #5: Chicken-Broccoli Crepes

This summer, I’m going to be posting a series of fifteen low-cost, tasty, and easy-to-prepare meals that are literally straight from my own kitchen. Hey, look, homemade crepes! OK, before we get going, it should be noted that this meal is pretty much as easy to prepare as you want it to be – and at almost every turn, we chose the more difficult route. Actually, to be more specific, Sarah chose th […]

Best 0% APR on Balance Transfers Credit Cards, May 2012

Credit card debt is never fun, and developing a plan to get yourself out of the debt can be exhausting. Credit cards commonly charge interest rates of 20% or more, and if you miss a few payments the default rate can be even worse. Fortunately, if your credit is still decent, there is a way to make payments on your credit card without paying any interest. […]