How to Save Money on Plane Tickets

Are you looking forward to a nice Spring Break vacation? Or maybe a summer trip to visit family? […]

Applying for an MBA: Thoughts from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

The following is an excerpt from Your MBA Game Plan, Third Edition: Proven Strategies for Getting Into the Top Business Schools, © 2012 Omari Bouknight and Scott Shrum. It is reprinted with permission of the publisher, Career Press, Pompton Plains, NJ.  800-227-3371.  All rights reserved. […]

Is It Really Possible to Live Without Money?

There’s such a thing as being really frugal but can you truly survive without money? How would you acquire the things that you need? Could you feed, clothe, and provide shelter for yourself without going to extreme measures? […]

Reader Mailbag: Early Mornings

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. Paying off low interest debt 2. Refinancing question 3. Coaching youth sports 4. Building credit from scratch 5. Buying home without down payment 6. Breakfast question 7. What happened to WaMu? 8. […]

How to Donate Your Body to Science

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes a personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. A basic burial averages close to $6,600 in the United States. Many people worry about the financial burden this places on their families. […]

Cash Back Rewards Stolen

Using cash back credit cards is rewarding in two specific ways. First, you’re earning money when you spend. That’s the obvious part. But when you know that you’re getting a rebate when you use your credit card, you also feel better about spending than you would otherwise. […]

Rent Your Furniture

Here’s a topic you don’t see being covered every day – renting furniture. Renting furniture is often regarded as a bad idea, and for most situations I have to agree, it’s not a good idea. There are, however, some instances where renting isn’t as bad as you think. The biggest strike against renting furniture is that it’s expensive. […]

Extreme Mileage Hacking: Creative Ways to Earn Flier Miles

Most people have a frequent flier account of some sort, even if they haven’t given it much thought lately. Others have made collecting points and miles not just their hobby, but their passion. While the rest of us sit in awe of extreme couponers when they save a few hundred dollars off of their groceries, these extreme mileage hackers regularly earn tens of thousands of dollars worth of travel. […]

15 Fun Things to Buy for Under $5

You know what's fun? Pampering. Eating. Learning. Drinking. Socializing. Helping People. Basically — lots of things. And while there is a lot of free fun to be had out there, it's not unreasonable to buy yourself a little bit enjoyment on occasion (as long as you're spending consciously). With that in mind, here are 15 fun, (mostly) useful things that can be yours for a five spot. […]

Best Money Tips: How to Book Cheap Flights

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on how to book cheap flights, dividing expenses as a couple, and tips for saving on daily living. Top 5 Articles How To Book Cheap Flight & Air Travel Deals — Secure a cheap flight by using airline credit cards that offer reward points. […]

The Process for Purchasing a House With Cash

Several years ago I wrote an article about the pros and cons of paying cash for a house. Some readers asked me how this can be done and what the procedures are. Last year my husband and I actually did purchase a property with cash, and here is our experience. (See also: How to Live a (Nearly) Cash-Only Life) The property we bought was listed on the public multiple listing service. […]

The Lack of American Generosity (in Numbers)

Money Magazine shared the average deductions for charitable giving by adjusted gross income in its December issue. […]

Start an Automatic Appliance Replacement Fund (28/365)

Just a few days ago, Connie wrote in: It’s been a real challenge turning our financial situation around. […]

Podcast 145: Protecting Individual Finances in a Marriage

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Jenny Kerr, founder of The Jenny Pincher. Jenny talks with Tom about how married women can better prepare themselves financially for a divorce. […]

Review: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

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. I’ve had the blog Money Saving Mom bookmarked for years. In fact, it’s been a permanent mainstay on the list of 25 blogs I recommend that appears on every page of The Simple Dollar. […]

Are Christians Poor Tippers?

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Here's an uncomfortable piece from Daily Finance that says Christians are poor tippers. It talks about Christians who go to restaurants and then use a fake $10 bill tract to spread their faith, instead of leaving a tip. […]

Reader Story: The Money Fix

This guest post from Christine 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. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. This reader story is a little unusual. It’s the product of Daily Worth’s “The Money Fix”. […]

Invest in a Deep Freezer (27/365)

One of the most critical appliances in our home when I was growing up was our chest deep freezer. We kept it in the attached garage, just a few steps out of the garage door that opened onto the kitchen. […]

Automating Savings on an Irregular Income

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. One of the tenets of personal finance is to pay yourself first. And one of the most sure-fire ways to make sure you do that is to automate your savings: setup your checking account to make an automatic deposit to your saving accounts. Automation has been incredibly effective for me. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #57

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. […]