Welcome to the Best of Money Carnival

Welcome to this week’s Best of Money Carnival.  The maintainer of this carnival leaves it up to the host to pick the top ten submissions from the posts for that week.  In similar vein to the last Best of Money carnival I hosted I’ll read off the top ten and say why I liked the post.  Settling on a best post was difficult.  All of these post are great! Here we go: (#10) Wallet Blo […]

Stock Broker Fraud & When To Fire Your Broker For Bad Advice

When should you transfer your brokerage account? As a risk analyst, I suppose it’s not too far off to say that I’m also a paranoid individual. No, I’m not looking over my shoulder, waiting for the bogeyman to get me — rather, I now rarely take anything anyone says to me at face value. […]

Review: Smart Is the New Rich

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book or other book of interest. I’ll admit it – I’ve only seen the show Your $$$$$ on CNN once. I don’t watch much cable news – or broadcast television at all – so I don’t have much opportunity to follow programs like that one. Instead, I came across this book at the library, not knowing the author, Christine Romans, from anything. […]

Podcast 85: Nate St. Pierre and J. Money, Love Drop

On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Nate St. Pierre, founder of the community building website ItStartsWith.Us, and Budgets Are Sexy founder J. Money. Tom talks with Nate and J. about their new micro-giving endeavor, Love Drop. They talk about what Love Drop is and what it hopes to accomplish, such as leveraging people in the community to help others in need. […]

Reader Story: Making the Move to Semi-Retirement

This guest post from Jacq Jolie 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. […]

What is the "Right" Amount of Wealth?

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. A few weeks ago we talked about Dave's Ramsey's new house. […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Plan How To Erase That Mistake

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 4. […]

Resignation Complete and Weekend Reading

Don’t forget Consumerism Commentary is matching charitable contributions. It’s official. Earlier this week, I offered my resignation to the large corporation where I’ve been employed for just under a decade. I have less than two weeks to wrap up my projects and transition work to the rest of my team. […]

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: December 4, 2010

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is a weekly series that highlights the five best posts from one year ago this week, two years ago this week, and three years ago this week. […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Clean Up Your Debts

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 5. Clean up your debts. No, I don’t mean just repay them. For most people in debt, saying “pay off your debts” is pretty trite. […]

Dead-Head Delight: Free Grateful Dead Music Till Dec. 8

Things that are "free" on the web usually come with strings attached. But if you like the Dead, here's music to your ears - 30 free songs: really! […]

Coping with College Expenses

The following is a guest post from Marotta Asset Management. (Editor's note: The author is from Virginia, hence the reference at the end.) An old axiom states that nothing is certain except death and taxes. […]

Three Posters About Personal Finance

I’m a sucker for charts and graphs. I once attended an Edward Tufte course just for kicks. […]

Thank You For A Great November

I want to thank my readers for visiting No Credit Needed during the month of November. Back when I started this site – way back in 2005 – I had no idea that I would connect with (and be inspired by) so many folks.  I’ve said it before, but it needs to be said again:  You rock! I also want to thank my fellow personal finance bloggers, many of whom send readers from their sites to mine.  Linking to […]

Shop MasterCard MarketPlace For 20% to 50% Discounts

Earning or using rewards while you shop is no longer a novel idea. There are online cash back shopping sites that give you rewards when you go shopping through their portal. For instance, Ebates often holds double cash back events on special occasions. Go anywhere right about now and you’ll be inundated with holiday specials. Well, even card companies are getting in on the action. […]

Will the Bush Era Tax Cuts Be Extended?

In case you haven’t heard, the House of Representatives voted yesterday to extend the Bush-era tax cuts into 2011, but only for individuals making less than $200k and married couples making less than $250k. […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Figure Out Your Biggest Mistake

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 3. […]

Linking to Wikileaks Will Hurt Chances of Landing Federal Jobs

Linking to Wikileaks documents or commenting on them online may affect your chances of getting a job with the federal government, warns a recent email from Columbia University's Career Services Office to its students. The advice came from a Columbia alumnus who is working at the State Department. A Columbia University student forwarded me t […]

Citi Limited Time Holiday Student $50 Cash Back Offer

Students in need of a credit card for holiday spending or spring semester expenses can look at Citibank’s new limited-time offer. From now until January 15, 2011, Citi is offering a $50 cash bonus for their three major student credit cards, mtvU, Forward and Dividend. […]

Friday Finance Findings for December 3rd

We are finally approaching the end of another year, and it’s always a busy time for most of us. The holidays keep us busy and can often do damage to the budget as well. So, there’s no better time than now to start brushing up on some finance tips to get you geared up for the coming new year. […]