20 Ways to Beat Insomnia and Get Better Sleep

By Healthy Theory In the busy and driven world that we live in, one of the things that really seems to suffer is a good night’s sleep, regardless of our age. Unfortunately, these sleep deficits are not without their own share of adverse health consequences. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 2, Posts 9-12

Here we go with the second round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Money Madness and/or click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when […]

Reader Mailbag: Drawing the Line

It’s Monday again, and that means it’s time for another Reader Mailbag. I think I read an old post where you gave a suggestion into when it is good to utilize a credit cards rewards program and when it isn’t such a good idea. I don’t remember too much about the post but I think it’s somewhere along the lines of “you should sign up for the rewards program only if a certain condition is met”. […]

10 Free Things to Do With Your Kindle

By Carrie Kirby When I received a Kindle ebook reader for Christmas, I was worried that it would prompt me to start spending a lot of money on books. Pre-Kindle, I got most of my reading material from the library, borrowed books from others, or at least bought them used. […]

Best Deals for Monday 03/01/2010

Divatex 250-Thread-Count Cotton Twin Sheet Set for $10 + $7 s&h 30% to 75% off Skechers shoes at 6pm.com: Deals from $10 + $7 s&h John Hiatt "The Open Road" MP3 album downloads for $4 V-Touch 8GB Touchscreen Expandable MP3 Player for $50 + free shipping Free downloads of Assassin's Creed II: Multiplayer for iPhone […]

How to Protect Yourself From Inflation

One of the unintended, though predictable, consequences of the unprecedented rescue of the United States financial system is that there will be higher than average inflation figures for years to come. While it’s been popular to dispute the reported Consumer Price Index (CPI), the reality is that the marketplace doesn’t really listen to the reported stats. It reacts to reality. […]

Book Review: The Happiness Project

One of my core beliefs is this: It’s more important to be happy than it is to be rich. My personal experience bears this out (though I’m fortunate to be both), as do the anecdotes I receive from GRS readers. In fact, of all my fourteen philosophies, this one is most important. […]

Discover Bank Online Savings Account Review

Interested in opening a savings account at Discover Bank? Read this article first. Note: this review has been updated in January 2011 to indicate that transaction downloads for Quicken are now available. Last year, I noted that E*TRADE Bank will be moving some customers’ accounts to Discover Bank. The only customers affected by this move are those who do not have brokerage accounts. […]

How Do You Know if a Credit Card Number is Valid?

As a followup to my recent post about what your credit card number means, I wanted to throw out a bit more credit card trivia and talk about how you can tell if a credit card number is valid. As you may or may not aware, most credit card numbers are generated based on something known as the Luhn algorithm. […]

Making the Most of Your Most Valuable Financial Asset

If you enjoy this post and would like to receive free, daily suggestions on how to grow your net worth, you can subscribe to Free Money Finance using your feedreader and this link. I've noted previously that your career is your most valuable financial asset. […]

Best Gasoline For Your Car Engine? Not Always Premium Gas

Ready for a science class? Here’s something a little different. This is a guest post by Mr. Credit Card from www.askmrcreditcard.com. Today, Mr. […]

Review: Bargain Junkie

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. You can check out my reviews of hundreds of personal finance books (and other related books of interest) all on one page. Bargain Junkie is an unabashed frugality book, focusing mostly on maximizing your “bang for the buck” when spending money. […]

Podcast 45: Gary Belsky, Behavioral Economics

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Gary Belsky, author of the book Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics and Editor-In-Chief of ESPN the Magazine.Gary and Tom Dziubek discuss behavioral economics and how understanding how we make decisions involving money can help us make better decisions […]

14 Travel Hacks and Airfare Saving Tips

By Nora Dunn Traveling for business can be a costly proposition; you are often on the road at peak times (and paying peak prices for it), and if a few people from the office are on the trip, the company’s travel expenses can go through the roof. Following are some travel hacks and airfare saving tips to keep your business travel expenses low. 1. […]

Investing and the Time You Have

Martin writes in: I’m glad to see you’re writing reviews of books like Payback Time instead of just blindly preaching about index funds. […]

Reader Story: A Cautionary Tale

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

Dollars and Doctrine Summary and Giveaway

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Over the past couple of months we have been treated here on Sundays to excerpts from the great book Dollars and Doctrine. These posts have received many positive comments and I want to thank the author for letting me run them. […]

Raise, Bonus, and Weekend Reading

Along with tracking my finances on Consumerism Commentary, I also mention when the situation at my day job changes. For example, two years ago I successfully posted for a higher-level vacancy in my department (as expected). […]

Back from Belize

Greetings, friends. I am back from a relaxing week-long vacation in the jungles of Belize (with a one-day trip across the border to Guatemala to visit Mayan ruins — or the rebel base on Yavin IV, if you’re a Star Wars geek like me). I had a blast. I slept a lot, thought a lot about my future plans, and basically forgot about the world. As always, coming home was overwhelming. […]

Parental Responsibility and Retirement Savings

As I discussed yesterday in a pair of articles (this one and this one), I dream of a future where my children and I are completely financially independent from one another. I’m not dependent on them, nor are they dependent on me. The real question that both articles strive to answer, though, is where should I put my money to ensure the best possible outcome for both me and my children? […]