70 Cheap, Succulent Shrimp Recipes

If affordable seafood is something you seek, then having a few shrimp recipes up your sleeve is a good idea. It’s frequently on sale and affordable enough compared to other types of fresh fish, and its size makes it a flexible food item from which you can create a myriad of menu items. These seventy shrimp recipe suggestions demonstrate just that. (See also: Seafood on the Cheap) 1. […]

How to Sing Your Own Praises at Work (Without Bragging)

Confidence is key to getting ahead in your career, but how can you communicate your expertise without sounding boastful? To help you assert your talents in a polished, professional way, we've come up with some key suggestions that make tooting your own horn a cinch. […]

Your Money or Your Life, Track Income and Expenses Monthly, Then Work on Lowering Expenses and Increasing Income

Today we're going to cover steps #5 through #7 from Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century. […]

Use Heavy Drapes and Blinds (161/365)

We’ve all experienced the warmth of direct sunlight on our skin and enjoyed the coolness of the shade on a hot summer day. The same phenomenon is true inside of our house. […]

Podcast 163: Personal Transformation, J.D. Roth

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek and Flexo speak with J.D. Roth, founder of the personal finance website Get Rich Slowly about the topic of personal transformation. J.D. discusses many of the changes he’s gone through recently including what inspired him to transform himself and what he did to prepare himself for the changes. […]

The Value of Climbing the Mountain

The last six years of my life have been spent grinding as hard as possible towards one specific goal. I wanted to be free of debt while owning my own home. Nothing more, nothing less. Over that entire period, Sarah and I have been pretty careful with our money. We’ve given up expensive hobbies. […]

Reader Story: What Financial Freedom Really Means

This guest post from Sue 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 with all levels of financial maturity and income. Want submit your own reader story? Here’s how. I’ve always been a saver. […]

Finding Your Calling

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Recently the Christian Financial Alliance asked several bloggers the following question: “What is the connection between a Christian’s sense of ‘calling’ for their life and their professional career?” Here was my response: “I think it varies from person to person. […]

Welcome Oprah Winfrey Network Viewers!

If you landed here via the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), chances are you saw me during the premiere of Million Dollar Neighborhood, a reality TV show aimed at helping a community raise their collective net worth by $1 Million. It’s nice to meet you! (Photo Credit: Kate Mahaits Photography) My name is Kerry Taylor. […]

Adjust Your Home’s Temperature Seasonally (160/365)

The bigger the difference between the external temperature and the internal temperature of your home, the more work your air conditioning or furnace is going to have to do. It doesn’t matter how much insulation or how well air sealed your home is, it’s going to happen. […]

See Squawkfox on the Oprah Winfrey Network tonight!

I promised to let my American readers know when Million Dollar Neighborhood aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network. How about tonight? The financial and fun reality TV series premieres Saturday, June 9th at 9/8c on OWN! Million Dollar Neighborhood “One hundred families in the community of Aldergrove have just 10 weeks to increase their collective net worth by $1 Million”. –OWN U.S. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #77

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. Ray Bradbury on exploration Ray Bradbury is one of my favorite writers. His book Fahrenheit 451 has had a tremendous impact on my life. “We must move into the universe. Mankind must save itself. […]

Good Advice on Long-Term Care Insurance

Based on my recent long-term care insurance post, many people are thinking about the same issues I am -- namely, what to do about it.Shortly after I posted that piece, I ran into this article from Kiplinger's that IMO has some decent advice regarding long-term care insurance. […]

Air-Seal Your Home (159/365)

Unless you live in a perfect climate, you’re going to be running your air conditioning and/or your furnace during some portion of the year. […]

Extreme Credit Card Collections

In response to my earlier post about one of our credit cards being closed due to inactivity, long-time reader and regular commenter BG mentioned that he and his wife have upwards of 150 credit cards. […]

Roundup: SEC Goes After Little Guys

Matt Taibbi from the Rolling Stone looked at why the SEC seems to love crushing little guys but let’s huge megabanks do whatever they want. It’s half sad and half pathetic. […]

Personal Finance Is Rarely Black and White

Let’s look at two people, Bob and Charlotte. Each of them has only one outstanding debt, a $100,000 mortgage with a 3.75% interest rate that has 28 years to go. Bob is single and doesn’t enjoy dating, so he plans on remaining single for the rest of his life. He wants to retire early so he can get involved with managing the local food pantry, where he works part time right now. […]

Your Take: Survey Shows Delay in Life Milestones for Recent Graduates

A few months ago, the subject of a Your Take centered around which generation had the most debt (prompted by an infographic from Experian). In looking at the infographic, and how the younger generations had much higher levels of debt, I thought about the impact of student loan debt. […]