What Do You Do When Negotiations Stall?

There's no higher high than scoring a great deal through the time-honored art of negotiation. Other times, an intense round of haggling can leave you feeling like you've been strained through a rusty colander and left to bake in the sun. […]

Stay in School until the Job Market Improves?

For decades it's been a common strategy that's worked out pretty well: If the job market is crappy when you graduate, find a way to stay in school for a year or two—add a second major, go to grad school, find a post-doc. This time, that's not looking like such a good idea. […]

Navigating a Turbulent Market

Whew! What a week. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve likely heard about last week’s roller coaster ride on Wall Street. It all started the previous Friday night when Standard & Poor’s downgraded US government debt. Once Monday rolled around, the stock market tanked. Then it recovered. Then it tanked again. And after that? […]

Best Money Tips: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on how to eat healthy on a budget, qualities that will impress your boss, and credit card mistakes to avoid. Top 5 Articles How to Eat Healthy on a Budget — To eat healthy on a budget, try alternative grains. […]

Secrets to Finding and Winning Facebook Promotional Giveaways

Remember how I told you about my secret hobby as a sweeper? Even with an increasingly busy schedule, I make time to enter sweepstakes for about 20 minutes each day. My efforts have definitely paid off; in the past four months, I have won a video camera, books, and an iPad 2 — all from Facebook promotions! Like most other kinds of sweepstakes, you can’t win if you don’t play. […]

Car Maintenance Tips that Pay Off

Yahoo has a video detailing car maintenance tips that pay off. Their suggestions: Follow your owner's manual. Only get oil changes when you need them (not every 3k miles like most mechanics suggest) and use the type of gas that gets you the best mileage for the buck (which is regular unleaded. […]

Get Rich Slowly Writer Profiles

For my final piece of housekeeping today, here are profiles of all the regular writers at Get Rich Slowly. When I founded this site, I had no idea what it was to become. I thought it’d be a fun way to share what I learned about money as I dug myself out of debt. Eventually, this blog became a full-time job for me. And more. In late 2008, I recognized that I was becoming burned out. […]

Review: Financial Recovery

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. Karen McCall has a fairly interesting premise with this book. From her perspective, anyone who is in a challenging money situation is more or less in the same boat. […]

GRS Comment Policy (Updated)

Over the last few months, a lot of new folks have stopped by Get Rich Slowly. Many have stuck around to become regular readers. Thank you. With the influx of traffic, though, the tone of our discussions has become a little less civil. This isn’t so good. […]

Podcast 121: Adam Levin, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Adam Levin, co-founder of Credit.com and former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs about the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Adam discusses the goals of the bureau, how it’s an improvement over what was in place before, and some of the challenges that it needs to overcome. […]

Twelve Little Things

These were nice little nuggets from posts that never came to complete fruition. […]

How to Submit a Reader Story or Question to Get Rich Slowly

Sunday morning is “reader story” time at Get Rich Slowly. Every week, I share a story sent in by a reader like you. Today, though, I’m going to take a time out to do some housekeeping. This morning, I’m sharing info on how to submit a reader question or story for future publication. At noon-ish, I’ll republish the GRS comment policy. […]

How to Balance Giving and Saving

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. […]

Growing Every Single Day

The one question I ask myself each day as I go to bed is, “Did I grow in some fashion today?” If I can’t answer that question with at least one very strong and clear statement, I view that day as a failure. What do I mean by that? Let’s break it down into smaller pieces. First of all, why? […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #32

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. This week will mostly feature pictures of highlights from our recent travels. 1. Mount Rainier The cloud-wreathed peak of the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states was stunning as we approached it. 2. […]

The GRS Garden Project: July 2011 Update

Welcome to the GRS Garden Project. Every month, my wife and I track how much time and money we spend growing food. This is the report for July 2011. (Here are the results for 2008 and the results for 2009. We rested in 2010.) We had a strange July in our garden. First, the cool weather lingered longer than it ought to have. It wasn’t cold and wet, but the days were cool. […]

Another Reason Not to Quit Your Job Before You Have Another One

Several years ago I suggested that you should never quit your job before you have another one. A few months later I reminded everyone that very few jobs are worse than unemployment. Needless to say, I've done my part to encourage everyone to hold on even to a bad job until a new one is secured. […]

Dinner With My Family #28: Personal Pita Pizzas

Each week, I’ll present a low-cost meal (or a meal that demonstrates a lot of options for cutting costs) that my family eats for dinner and enjoys. Many of the recipes will be vegan or vegetarian, with options to add other ingredients for non-vegetarians. Pita bread has such a wide variety of uses that we always pick some up if there’s a sale on it. […]

Free eBook on Gold Investing

Just found this today: Sound Mind Investing has a new (and free) ebook on investing in gold. […]

Finance in 55: Compare Insurance Policy Rates

One of the things that you will likely spend a great deal of money over time is insurance. Health insurance, car insurance, life insurance, home insurance and other types of insurance are all required to adequately protect your assets and your family. […]