Roundup: Electric and Hybrid Cars

GM announced this week that the Chevrolet Volt’s battery will be guaranteed for 100,000 miles or eight years. That’s a long time to warranty anything, let alone a lithium-ion battery that is expected to power the car for up to 40 miles (more than other gas/electric hybrids). […]

Got Company Stock Options? Here’s How They Work

How many of you have ever received stock option grants as part of your Total Compensation Package with your company? I’ve been getting documents (that reference my options) every Christmas from the company I work for and I would simply file away the large manila folder labeled Options into my desk drawer. […]

Don’t blow your dough! Use the Windfall Planner Worksheet

The Windfall Planner Worksheet is part of a financial planning series called How to Make a Budget. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. It’s a pretty sweet day when a nice tidy sum of cash falls into your wallet. Perhaps you’ve earned a bonus, received an inheritance, won the lottery, or found another source of financial fortune. Whee! Free money! […]

O Pioneers

Come my tan-faced children, Follow well in order, get your weapons ready, Have you your pistols? have you your sharp-edged axes? Pioneers! O pioneers! Our adult lives are a long journey, and as with all journies, those who prepare adequately for that journey will see the most success. […]

Reader Story: Rich Dad, Stingy Dad

This guest post from Anna 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. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. My experience with money is probably the opposite of many readers here. […]

13 Timeless Finance Tips from The Bible

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Online Christian Colleges lists 13 timeless finance tips from the Bible (along with reference verses) as follows: 1. Make a budget so that you can anticipate your expenses ahead of time. Luke 14:28-30 2. Be honest without fail in your financial dealings and never try to cheat others. […]

Eleven Effective Ways to Reduce Your Laundry Costs

We currently have five people living at our home. Let’s say, hypothetically, we all change clothes twice a day (it’s often more than that due to the nonstop accidents, spills, and other things that go on in such a household). That’s ten outfits’ worth of clothes to wash each and every day. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: July 17, 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. […]

Blogging as a Business: The Next GRS Project?

Man, you guys are full of good ideas. When I put out the call for story requests on Thursday, you came through with over 150 suggestions. And some of them are stellar. I’ll get to work on some of these, farm some out to guest authors, and see if the staff writers want to take a stab at a few. […]

Debit or Credit: Which Card to Use?

Consumer Reports notes that 52% of all payment-card transactions will be on debit cards in 2010 -- and they expect the trend towards more use of debit cards to continue. But they note (kinda) that there are times we should use debit cards and times when we should use credit cards. Here's how they break the two down. Use a credit card: For big purchases. […]

$75 Statement Credit From Citi Student Card: Back To School Promotion

Citibank has great new back to school offers for students who are interested in picking up a student-friendly credit card. […]

Summer Meal Series #7: Tuna, Vegetable, and Cheese Stuffed Manicotti

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. I love tuna. It’s a wonderfully light fish with a distinctive flavor that works well in summer meals. […]

The New Financial Regulation Law and Your Money

Flexo posted a good review of the major changes in the Wall Street Reform bill that passed through Congress yesterday, and mentioned that it will be some time before we know exactly how the regulations which are now possible will be written. […]

Best Money Tips: Banish Home Odors for Good

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we give you ways to keep your home from stinking, some terrific Twitter tools, and why a scooter is kinda cool again! Top 5 Articles Banish Home Odors for Good — Does your home give a “not-so-fresh” impression to your guests? Nip it in the bud with 5 simple steps. […]

Getting Things Done: Five Key Things

This is the final entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. […]

Cyber Security on the Road

Link: ShareThisWhether you are on the road for a business trip or traveling full time with a location independent career, maintaining good cyber security is paramount. […]

8 Great Businesses Ideas You Can Start Today

Link: ShareThisConventional wisdom says that starting a new business in an economic downturn is a bad idea. But we're learning that some industries are growing, despite the shaky economy. […]

SmartMoney’s Top 10 Discount Brokers

Discount brokers are everywhere. Not long ago, only a few companies offered the ability to trade stocks with low commissions. If you wanted to trade with a full-service brokerage, it might have cost $30 for each transaction. For this fee, you would talk with a broker assigned to your account, who would help you make trading decisions. […]

Your Take: Completely Useless in Financial Life

Earlier this week I read about TD Bank’s new entirely flat debit cards on the Consumerist. TD Bank will be issuing debit cards that no longer feature embossed text (letters that stick out), the face of the card will be completely flat. The embossed text made sense when “swiping” a card referred to the machines that rubbed the numbers onto a piece of carbon paper. […]

Ask the Readers: Which Credit Cards Do You Use — and Why?

I’m always reluctant to cover credit cards here at Get Rich Slowly. There are other sites that do it better. Besides, I’m still not wholly convinced they’re a good idea. Plus, my wife — who is always right — told me the other day, “I don’t like it when you write about credit cards. […]