Sweating the Big Stuff

This is a guest post from Sierra Black, a long-time GRS reader. She writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. When my husband and I first got married, we bought a house in the suburbs and promptly had a baby. […]

Four Money Mistakes You Might Not Realize You’re Making

One of the biggest challenges in almost anything you do is knowing where your blind spots are. In simpler terms, you don’t know what you don’t know. So today, I’ll point out four money mistakes you might be making that you don’t even realize you’re making! Hopefully, you’re making none of them. If you are making one of these, don’t beat yourself over it. […]

Debt Reduction Tools And Calculators

For those who are ready to get our of debt, here’s a list of debt reduction resources - Debt Snowball Calculator over at What’s The Cost – This free online tool will help you quickly create a debt repayment plan. iPhone and iPod Touch Debt Snowball Application – Created by Blunt Money, this application, which sells for $2.99, will help you create a debt snowball using your iPhone or iPod Touch. De […]

Why a Degree From a Fancy College Isn’t Worth It

This is a guest post from Neal Frankle of Wealth Pilgrim. If you like what you see here, please consider subscribing to his RSS feed. Have you ever wondered if it makes sense to spend big bucks on an undergraduate education? […]

How to Respond to Every Job Offer You Receive

No matter the industry you're in, no matter the firm you're going to work for, and no matter the job offer you receive, there are five standard parts (IMO at least) of what to say when you are offered a new job. They are: Express thanks Convey excitement Reinforce skills Delay answer Determine response timing Here's how these would look in words: "Thank you so much for the offer. […]

Here’s a great way to reduce your auto insurance

Get rid of cars that aren’t working anymore. Last week we got rid of a van that we found out would cost almost as much to fix as we had paid for it.  (No, not this one.)  The vehicle had sat for long enough that it didn’t start anymore.  We had someone tow it away for a song ($80). In any case, I’m just glad not to have to look at it in my driveway anymore. We did a good chunk of what is considere […]

Who’s Better At Managing Money? Men vs Women

Who manages the investments in your household? And who tinkers with and sets the budget in your family? Read on and find out who tends to prevail in each financial task. I don’t want to start a gender war, but I found several interesting surveys on finance that seem to be at odds with each [...]Who’s Better At Managing Money? Men vs Women Copyright 2011 TheDigeratiLife.com All rights reserved. […]

Have you eaten the ugliest frog on your plate?

I just mailed out my 2008 taxes this past week.  I really hate doing taxes.  It costs me money, it hangs over my head, it’s a pain in the butt.  And they’re finally out the door. My mother-in-law today recounted a statement that the pastor at one of her previous churches made.  It was with regard to those things in life that we’ll do just about anything to avoid.  What he said was this: If you hav […]

Latest Best of Money Carnival Live

Just a note that the latest Best of Money Carnival is up at Studenomics. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, 11 Dumb Ways to get in Debt. Check it out if you want ten great personal finance posts! […]

The Path of Least Resistance Is the Path Without Opportunities

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein In response to my recent article, Are Poor People Lazy?, where I concluded that laziness doesn’t always equate to poverty and vice versa, Pamela left this comment: There are many factors that lead a person to the life they are living. I am quite shy. […]

Visa Signature Concierge: Useless for Immediate Travel

As I’ve mentioned recently, my maternal grandmother passed away a few days ago, my second of two grandmothers to pass away in the past few weeks. A few years ago, she moved out to California to be cared for by my mother and brother who had also moved out to the west coast several years earlier. […]

Interview for Today’s Personal Finance Hour Radio Show

Tune into the Personal Finance Hour radio show, tonight at 6:00 PM ET (3:00 PM PT) for a chance to hear me speak with Jim Wang from Bargaineering and J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly. We plan to discuss the trials and tribulations of shifting from an employee to an entrepreneur. […]

Affordable Inside Tips from a Celebrity Personal Trainer

By Myscha Theriault Many of us are trying to make healthier choices these days when it comes to exercise and eating. And many of us are also struggling to make it happen successfully. […]

Add More Tools to Your Financial Toolbox to Solve Money Problems

More Tools Lead to Better Solutions What do you do when you run into a financial problem? Most of the time you’re going to use what’s available to you in terms of knowledge, past experiences, or possibly look for help from family or friends. These are your financial tools. You will use one of your known tools to help address any financial situations that arise. […]

401(k) Changes to Encourage Saving

Last week I mentioned the possibility that 401(k) limits might be reduced in 2010. This week, I wanted to highlight some proposed retirement savings changes that President Obama outlined in his weekly radio address. Here they are: Auto-enrollment in retirement plans. […]

Reader Mailbag #79

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. I have a very good friend, who is also very frugal. […]

The Curse of Momentum

By Nora Dunn Judging by the continued relevance and popularity of the article Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life, I would say that there is a large contingent of people out there who are cursed by their own momentum. […]

Further Adventures in My War on Stuff

Long-time readers of Get Rich Slowly know that I’ve been waging an ongoing battle against Stuff — the clutter and crap I managed to collect during 20 years of wanton spending and debt. […]

Happy Labor Day!

I want to wish everyone a happy Labor Day! I hope you’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with friends and family, away from the rush of work or the concerns of money, and really enjoy the important things in life. I did a little research on the origins of Labor Day and according to Wikipedia the holiday originated in Canada. […]

Happy Labor Day

Just wanted to say "Happy Labor Day" to my readers in the U.S. I hope you are enjoying a day off -- and basking in the glow of some of the last days of summer. I'm not blogging today -- plan to spend time with the family today. I'll be back tomorrow with more money news, commentary, tips, and thoughts. […]