Getting Rich Slowly vs. Taking Financial Risks

For the next week (or two), we’ll be sharing “audition” pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. Pay attention, give feedback, and after a couple of weeks we’ll ask which writers you prefer. This article is from Kristin Wong, who also writes at The Heart Beat blog for MSN Living. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Use eBay?

Editor's Note: Congratulations to lady, Francesca, and Therese for winning this week's contest! Everyone has heard of eBay and most people have either participated in eBay's online auctions by either bidding or posting an item for auction. […]

The Slow Bleed: Plugging Your Financial Leaks

Financial woes can come quickly from big events like a foreclosure, loss of a job, or health problems. These misfortunes, though painful, make a certain amount of sense. Clearly A caused B and led to C — however just or unjust A, B, or C may seem. But at other times, our finances suffer death by a thousand cuts. Harder to pinpoint, we can’t make ends meet or get ahead. […]

Create Your First Shared Budget Without Blowing Up Your Relationship

Sharing is hard. When I was growing up, my parents would often only buy a single toy for me and my two brothers. That forced us to do something that we found very difficult — share. In my early 20's, my wife and I got married, and I was quickly thankful that my parents forced my brothers and I to share, because marriage involves a lot of sharing. Sharing doesn't come naturally. […]

Best Money Tips: Fun and Festive Fourth of July Treats

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on Fourth of July treats, creating new routines, and tips for eating healthy on a budget. Top 5 Articles 5 Fun and Festive Fourth of July Treats — This Fourth of July, make a flag cookie pizza or Fourth of July strawberries. […]

ING Direct Financial Independence Days Sale 2012

ING Direct always offers a “sale” around the time of the 4th of July and despite being under new ownership, almost, they’re doing it again this year. I don’t know how they compare with last year’s promotion but this year’s offer looks pretty good, especially considering the rates you get on the accounts. […]

A Real-Life Example of Why You Need to Be Careful What You Put on Social Media Sites

We've talked previously about being careful about what you post online because of the career implications it can have. It was all theory (though good theory IMO) for me at that point. […]

The 52 Best Money Saving Tips, Ideas #5 through #1

We’ve made it! I’ve been counting down the best 52 money saving tips, and we’re down to the final five. Using this list, you can focus on one tip each week, and revamp your finances over the course of a year.So far, if you implement all of the tips I’ve given, you could see a savings of more than $30,000 each year. Most of our final tips don’t have specific dollar amounts attached to them. […]

A game-changing bargain in primary education

Chances are excellent that you’ve heard of Khan Academy.  If you haven’t, here’s the gist:  One guy (Salman Khan) is a great tutor, and eventually gets so much business from friends and family that he starts posting YouTube videos on different topics using nothing but a screen capture program, a Bamboo tablet, and free drawing software. Now there are over 3,000 videos in math, science, history, fi […]

Is Long-Term Care Insurance Worth It?

For the next week (or two), we’ll be sharing “audition” pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. Pay attention, give feedback, and after a couple of weeks we’ll ask which writers you prefer. This article is from Chip Chinery, who writes about personal finance at Chip’s Money Tips. […]

Learn a New Card Game (183/365)

One interesting phenomenon I’ve noticed over the years is that many extended families, when they all congregate, have a card game that many members of the family play together. With my own extended family, for example, four point pitch is the card game of choice. With my wife’s extended family, the card game of choice is 500. […]

Jobs with High Lifetime Earnings

Monster lists 10 jobs with high lifetime earnings. These aren't the ten jobs that earn the most (they exclude advanced degrees) but are simply occupations that do not require graduate degrees, where workers commonly move into management, and where the work stays relatively the same over a career. […]

How to Organize the Perfect Pantry

Tasty Trash: The $55 million Squawkfox Food Waste Challenge is a series aimed at helping your family save up to $1,500 this year by reducing food waste. The environment may also thank us. To start from the beginning, read the introduction. I first learned about the existence of weevils in the summer of 1988. […]

Could You Live Off the Grid?

One of the movements growing in popularity, among the environmentally-conscious and the survivalists alike, is the idea of going off the grid. There are different degrees to which you can become independent of the services offered by utility companies and local governments. […]

Invest in Girls Gives Private School Students Training for Wall Street

Despite the Main Street vs. Wall Street conflicts post-recession, there is still a great desire among young people — particularly among privileged families — to be part of the finance industry. In three private schools, one for just girls, a non-profit organization is bringing Wall Street education to young women. […]

Where to Recycle Your Old Cell Phone for Cash

We all have little technology junk drawers where we stash our old technology like cell phones we no longer use. […]

Reader Mailbag: Swimming and Hair

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. Cell phone life expectancy 2. MLM question 3. Discovering new music 4. Asking for money at wedding 5. Cold homemade laundry detergent 6. Prayer 7. Before or after taxes? 8. Pennies 9. Interest rate versus APR 10. […]

Why I Don’t Use a Financial Adviser

In the December 2011 issue of Smart Money, there was an article about how Generations X and Y don’t use financial advisers. Gen X/Y is sitting on potentially $12 trillion of investable assets but aren’t using financial advisers. Smart Money cited a variety of reasons, from the stock market gyrations of the dot com boom to the housing bust to the recent Great Recession. […]

Letting Things Fester: The Art of Cultivating Misery

For the next week (or two), we’ll be sharing “audition” pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. Pay attention, give feedback, and after a couple of weeks we’ll ask which writers you prefer. This article is from popular GRS commenter, El Nerdo.. […]