Despite Big Valuations, There is No Tech Bubble

I’ve always been a fan of Marc Andreessen. By the time the World Wide Web came into its own, I had already been a long-time user of and creator on the Internet. Marc’s Mosaic changed the way in which the Internet was viewed. It was fascinating, and I had to be a part of it. I was no software engineer, though; I was a music education student in college. […]

Using an HSA as a Super Retirement Account

Three years ago I had a guest post on how a health savings account could (and should) be used as a "Super Roth" account for retirement. […]

Reader Mailbag: Podcasts and Writing

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. Handling expensive schooling 2. Handling a closed credit account 3. Lowering high housing costs 4. Investing while in college 5. Solid credit, no credit cards 6. Planning for after debt elimination 7. Jealousy of the rich 8. […]

How to Grind Your Own Hamburger and Make the Best Homemade Burger

The hamburger is quintessential American fare, but sadly it has been all but ruined thanks to fast food chains and mass-produced meat. Our image of a burger today usually consists of a greasy and unhealthy food you pick up from a window or dried out and flavorless items at a cookout. Of course you can get a pretty good burger at many restaurants, but you will typically pay a premium. […]

Excellent Credit, Denied Mortgage

Even with a credit score above 800, it’s still possible to be denied for a mortgage. Looking at the mortgage industry as a whole, for a period of time, lenders were too lax, offering mortgages practically regardless of qualifications. […]

Best of Money Carnival

The Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Family Bed: How to Make It Stop. Enjoy! […]

Buy and Hold Investing Works

The tech boom of the late 1990s and very early 2000s made day trading a household term. Before the days of cheap stock trades and even cheaper real-time information, buy and hold was the norm. […]

The Next Step: Preparing for Change

For years, I wallowed in debt. I had no fiscal discipline. I used credit to buy what I wanted, when I wanted. My money skills were abysmal, and my life was in financial ruin. In 2004, I decided to turn things around. I started teaching myself about personal finance. I attacked my debt with vigor. I learned about saving and investing and frugality and thrift. […]

25 Frugal Food Changes You Can Make Today

We've all heard about the rapidly rising cost of food lately. From corn to soy to dairy, our wallets are getting hit harder than usual during those weekly trips to the grocery store. So what's a dedicated frugalista to do to avoid busting her budget during these tough economic times? Why, I'm so glad you asked! […]

10 Exercises to Do at Work That Don't Make You Look Silly

Many of us work long days at desks, even though we know it's not the best thing for our health. A sedentary lifestyle makes us obese. And heck, I have trouble just focusing if I don't get up and move around every now and then. This is why I've always loved the idea of exercises you can do at work. Exercise is a great thing to do for your body and mind! […]

Best Money Tips: Simplify Your Summer Finances

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to simplify your summer finances, ways to earn extra cash, and fundamentals of financial success. Top 5 Articles 6 Ways to Simplify Your Summer Finances — Simplify your summer finances by registering for an easy to use budgeting system. […]

iBank as a Quicken Replacement?

Over the weekend I spent some time migrating my 14+ years of Quicken data from Quicken 2007 to iBank, which was at the top of my list of Quicken alternatives. […]

How to Buy a Desktop Computer

So you're in the market for a new computer? What’s it going to be? Mac or Windows? Blu-ray or regular DVD? Touch-screen monitor or standard mouse? With technology advancing so quickly and new features coming so fast, it’s becoming harder and harder to know what to buy. […]

Big Bonus Credit Card Offer Extended

As I noted in How You Can Make Over $600 for Very Little Effort, I'm not a big fan of points-based credit cards. IMO, they are usually difficult to manage and not the greatest return on your effort. But through the comments and emails that followed that post I've discovered that many cards allow their points to be converted into cash back -- something I do like. […]

Comparing Google Finance vs Yahoo! Finance Features

You won’t have to look far to find various free stock and financial tools that are available at your fingertips. You can find them by just scouring the web. For instance, there are various brokers offering free investment education, as well as stock research sites like Morningstar which can give you free access to market [...]Comparing Google Finance vs Yahoo! […]

Review: Difficult Conversations

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. One of the most frequent issues that I’m asked about is how exactly to start a conversation about a delicate money topic with family members or friends. […]

10 To-Dos A Virtual Assistant Can Get Done

Link: ShareThisAs small business owners, we struggle with the balancing act between life and work. We long for free time but feel our work is never done. […]

Podcast 116: Meet a Thousandaire

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Kevin McKee, a personal finance blogger who uses humor to educate young people at Flexo and Bryan talk to Kevin about the costly mistakes that forced him to learn how to manage his money, whether student loans are good debt or bad debt, and why he makes music videos and movie parodies to explain finances. Consumerism Commenta […]

Preserving the Value of Food

A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter and on Facebook for detailed posts that people would like to see. […]

Reader Story: The Product of Frugal Parents

This guest post from Simon Cunningham is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. […]