The Different Types of Permanent Life Insurance Policies

The following is an excerpt from The Questions and Answers on Life Insurance Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Simple Answers for Your Complex Questions. Since this is a workbook (meant for you to fill in sections of it), you can't get the full meaning/impact in a basic blog post. […]

4 Common Investment Mistakes With First-Time Profits

Link: ShareThisOne of the most exciting moments in a young start-up is that first instant your business turn an honest-to-goodness, completely legitimate profit. […]

Resume Writing Tips to Stand Out From the Crowd

I recently graduated college and had to interview with multiple companies. Before I even got to the interview, my resume was looked at by multiple managers. I remember one interview where the first thing the manager asked about was a misspelling. I was embarrassed but thankfully I had a revised copy on me where I had edited it. This goes to show how much potential employers look at your resume. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 11/17, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win prizes! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Surviving Unemployment. Learn about emergency funds, applying for unemployment benefits, and tax deductions for job seekers. […]

Free Coffee for You Coffee Lovers

Starting tomorrow (November 17) through Sunday, Starbucks is having a buy one get one free coffee offer. The details: Buy one holiday drink, get one of equal or lesser value free.November 17 - 20, 2 -5 p.m. at participating Starbucks locations. Flavors: Peppermint Mocha -- Peppermint lovers rejoice! […]

14 Staycation Ideas & Ways To Save Money With Local Travel

Long distance travel does not suit everyone’s fancy. A lot of us, including myself, prefer to have fun by becoming a local explorer. Why not entertain a few ideas for saving money by focusing on local travel? […]

Spare Change: Reader Submissions Edition

When I returned from Peru, my inbox had nearly 1000 messages to be processed. That actually wasn’t so bad — I was expecting more. Still, as you might imagine, it takes days to answer 1000 messages, and I’ll be working on e-mail until Thanksgiving, I’m sure. […]

Why I Hate Mail-In Rebates

Time for a mini-rant… Back in August, we upgraded our oldest son’s cell phone and added a line for our second oldest. The phones each came with a $50 mail-in rebate, so $100 total. […]

12 Things We Buy in a Bad Economy

Moneyland lists 12 things we buy in a bad economy as follows: Romance Novels Donuts Nail Polish Halloween Costumes Fast Food Lottery Tickets Generic Drugs Chocolate Vegetable Seeds Condoms Yoga Pets And here's what they say specifically about pets (it's just too crazy for me to pass up): This year, we’re expected to spend more than $50 billion on our pets, which would be a reco […]

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Farmers Market or Gardening

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money. […]

When It Makes Sense to Opt Out of Your 401(k)

It’s considered a no-brainer by many: Participate in your employer’s 401(k) plan. In fact, due to recent legislation, many employers automatically enroll their workers in 401(k) plans. This enrollment, though, doesn’t guarantee that workers won’t opt out. […]

What to Do When You Are Turned Down for a Mortgage

If you are interested in buying real estate but had your application for a home loan rejected, you have options. Plenty of them. Of course you can ask the lending institution why they put the kibosh on your application but they won’t likely tell you the complete story because they are afraid you’ll sue them. […]

Reader Profile: Jen

The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]

Wise Bread Highlights $5k Red Kettle Challenge

Just wanted to point FMF readers to Wise Bread's GREAT write up of my $5k Red Kettle Challenge. They have done an outstanding job of covering the event. The people over at Wise Bread are great. I met several of them earlier this year and know others via email -- and they are all super nice. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Haircut Edition

I love the feel of a simple haircut. I love the sensation of the hair leaving my head. I love running my fingers through my newly-shortened hair. I love the sense of wind blowing through the shortened hair, causing a sensation on my scalp that I haven’t felt in a while. It’s really the simple things that make life worthwhile. Should I Get a Prenup? Yes! […]

The $4 Million Photograph: How Do You Value Art?

Last week, a photograph by Andreas Gurksy, Rhein II, was sold at auction for $4,338,500 to an anonymous buyer. The record-breaking sale allowed Gursky to reclaim fame as the artist whose work has claimed the highest price paid for a photograph. This auction was a secondary market sale. […]

Municipal Bonds Can Default

I’ve written about buying municipal and state bonds in the past but I’ve never actually done it. […]

The Many Ways to Know and Control the Flow of Your Dough

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. How do you know what it costs to be you? […]

5 Ways to Earn Cashback Rewards Without Extra Spending

Cashback rewards are a great way to make using your credit card even more lucrative. Unfortunately, consumers often become so obsessed with rewards that they completely derange their spending habits in order to earn them. […]

25 Quick and Easy Dinners (Plus 5 Delicious Desserts!)

The notion that junk food is cheaper than cooking at home is a myth that many busy, working people understandably cling to. Sorry to burst your bubble, but unless you’re digging into some truly fine fare (caviar, anyone?), eating in still provides the best value. […]