The Best of Money Carnival

The Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, What is Second Chance Checking? Enjoy! […]

Combine Credit Cards To Earn Up To 4% In Rewards

Credit card companies generally charge merchants something like 2% – 2.5% in interchange fees or swipe fees, plus they’re currently under pressure by Congress to reduce these fees. So it should stand to reason that paying you more than 2% back on your rewards card would start to eat into their profit margins. […]

Promises, Promises (To Yourself)

Connie writes in with a great question whose answer got far too long for the Mailbag: My biggest problem with money is that I lie to myself. I keep telling myself everything is going good and at first it is. Then I start slowly falling back into old habits but I keep telling myself everything is good. […]

Best Money Tips: When Free Speech Gets Expensive

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we look at free speech (and how it may cost you), fun ways to entertain a family on 20 bucks or less, and the 5 best websites for job seekers! Top 5 Articles When Free Speech Gets Expensive — You may have the right to criticize a company, but that doesn't mean it won't cost you! […]

Long Hours and Other Employer Demands

You probably know someone who works ridiculous long hours — 60, 70, 80 hours a week. Maybe you do yourself. There are good reasons to do so, but there are also bad reasons. Some people work long hours because they love what they do. I've known people like that, and loving what you're doing is a great reason to put in long hours. […]

Volunteer Vacations: Stylish, Affordable, and Life Changing

Are you tired of the same boring scenery?  Do you want to make a difference in the world and travel at the same time?  Have you ever heard of a Volunteer Vacation?  If you haven’t, you are not alone.  Many people are unaware of the vast amount of opportunities made available to them through organizations like the Pacific Crest Trail Association and the United States Lighthouse Soc […]

Reader Mailbag: Vacation Monday

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Help an unlucky friend? 2. Are rent-to-own homes worthwhile? 3. Maximizing value of college 4. Post-graduation options for teachers 5. Secured loan or credit card? 6. Used swimsuits 7. Student loan debt priority 8. […]

Generic Drug Price Lists For Six Major Pharmacies

I recently weaned myself completely off a medication. It was not because I wanted to, but rather my insurance changed and the new cost of the drug was way out of my budget. So I quit it. And my symptoms returned. […]

How to Get Your Spouse On Your Financial Team

This is a guest article by Neal Frankle. Neal is a Certified Financial Planner and blogs at Wealth Pilgrim. […]

Best of FMF

For what I'm guessing is also the case for most of America, I'm on vacation today -- still celebrating Independence Day. […]

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 […]