Summer Meal Series #9: Tuna Melts!?

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. After returning home from two weeks of vacation, my wife and I planned out a very nice summery meal that would have made a great post for the Summer Meal Series. […]

Citi Forward Card $200 Gift Certificate Promotion

The Citi Forward Card has teamed up with to offer consumers a $200 gift certificate, simply for signing up, being approved and spending at least $100 on your Citi Forward Card before September 15, partners with thousands of restaurants to offer gift certificates for up to 90% off. […]

Friday Finance Findings for July 30th

Happy Friday. It looks like most of the brutal heat and humidity has subsided somewhat across the country, so that means more of you are likely able to actually enjoy the outdoors this weekend. I know around here at least it’s been a huge improvement. Instead of being 95 degrees and incredibly humid it’s now in the 80s and not nearly as humid. […]

Make Your Own Ketchup

Welcome back to Marla’s Test Kitchens. As mentioned in my previous post about homemade mayonnaise, I am experimenting with making my own condiments. In this post I tell you about my adventures, and misadventures, in ketchup-making. A recent news items about the H.J. […]

5 Things to Remember When Choosing Natural Products

ShareThis"Natural" and "organic" have become important buzzwords for green-minded parents over the past few years. We strive to provide our families with the healthiest products available…what we put in our bodies, and what we put on our bodies. […]

No More Credit Card Debt, Now We Need a New Budget

I’ve had thousands of dollars in credit card debt since 1997. I remember applying for a job in March of 2001 which I calculated would help me erase my credit card debt in about twelve months. I didn’t get that job. Nobody got that job, in fact, the entire web design sector was crashing, and I had just moved to Seattle. […]

Your Take: Do You Use Online Personal Finance Tools?

There are a lot of online personal finance tools out there that will help make your personal finance life a little more efficient. You have, of course, the headliner in, now owned by Intuit, to help track all of your spending. […]

Ask the Readers: What Can I Do About My Student Loans?

I do my best to cover a variety of topics here at Get Rich Slowly. Personal finance is a v-a-s-t topic, and there’s a lot of specialized knowledge. But there’s no question I have blind spots. Because Kris and I have no kids, I don’t write much about children and money. Student loans are another blind spot for me. Still, I know a lot of GRS readers have questions about student loans. […]

Postponing Taxes on a Roth IRA Conversion

Have you considered converting funds from your Traditional IRA into a Roth IRA? If you’re a regular reader, you’re aware that the income limits for Roth IRA conversions went away this year. What I haven’t talked about as much are the tax consequences of such conversions. To make a long story short, you’ll have to pay taxes on any tax-deferred funds that you convert. […]

What to Do with an Inheritance

The book Money 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved answers the questions of "What should I do with an inheritance?" by listing the following ways to allocate the money: Save in an emergency fund Pay off high-interest-rate debts Make one small splurge (5% or 10% max) Start on one big goal (saving for a house, etc.) This seems like good advice […]

Carnivals for the Week of July 26

New! Follow FMF on Facebook! Here are some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: EDITOR'S CHOICE! […]

Refinance when your house is under water?

Free Money Finance regularly posts questions that are e-mailed to him by his readers, with the intent of having other readers offer advice.  Recently a reader asked about refinancing a mortgage that is currently under water (meaning that more is owed than the house is currently worth).  Here’s the skinny: $225,000 is owed against a house that is currently worth $200,000 to $208,0 […]

Save Money on Shipping with Free Boxes from USPS

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker previously featured an article on his own blog entitled “How I paid off $15,000 in 9 months by selling my Stuff on Ebay“. There I was, bustling around the kitchen making lunch for my daughter when our late morning routine was interrupted:Boom! Boom! Boom! Milligan and I glanced toward the front door where the thunderous pounding had originated. […]

21 Things You Should Never Buy New

Yahoo lists 21 things you should never buy new as follows: 1. DVDs and CDs2. Books3. Video Games4. Special Occasion and Holiday Clothing5. Jewelry6. Ikea Furniture7. Games and Toys8. Maternity and Baby Clothes9. Musical Instruments10. Pets11. Home Accent12. Craft Supplies13. Houses14. Office Furniture15. Cars16. Hand Tools17. Sports Equipment18. Consumer Electronics19. Gardening Supplies20. […]

Is A Liberal Arts Education Worth It?

I confess: I am the product of a liberal arts education. Graduating with a degree in English in (mumbles year quickly under breath…), I was often asked if I planned to be a teacher. […]

Everbank $75 Money Market & Checking Promotion Bonus

I’ve written about Everbank in the past because of their high rates and their unique CDs, especially the market-safe CDs. […]

The Safest Way to Invest in Gold

The following is a guest post by Shaun Connell, the webmaster of Learn Mining News. Complete financial security is impossible. No matter what happens, you can lose your shirt – no bank, no government, no portfolio is foolproof. […]