Why (and How) Some People Succeed in Business Without Getting an MBA

The following is a guest post by Josh Kaufman, a business teacher and the author of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business. He teaches craftsmen, artists, and professionals how to learn the fundamentals of modern business practice without mortgaging their lives. […]

Join Our Tweetchat at 4:00 CST For a Chance to Win Prizes

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/join-our-tweetchat-at-400-cdt-for-a-chance-to-win-prize... wbchat-logo.jpg Topic: How to keep your New Year's resolutions. We're giving away 2 Amazon gift certificates. […]

Small Business Growth & A Look At Parkinson’s Law

Many personal finance bloggers are finally making the leap to full time blogging. That’s certainly good news for our particular Internet niche. In my case, I’ve been feeling growing pains since around Spring of this past year. […]

GRS Blogger Profile: Sierra Black

Get Rich Slowly started as a place for J.D. to write about money. Over the past five years, it’s grown beyond that. It’s now a multi-author blog. This week, each of the authors will share a brief bio to give readers a little background. Enjoy! My name is Sierra Black. I’ve been a staff writer here at Get Rich Slowly for just under a year, and was a regular guest previously. […]

The 10 Worst States for Retirees

MarketWatch lists the 10 worst states for retirees as follows: Illinois California New York Rhode Island New Jersey Ohio Wisconsin Massachusetts Connecticut Nevada These ten were rated the worst by the website TopRetirements.com based on three criteria:  fiscal health, taxation, and climate. Ha! It's a "bad states" list that Michigan finally didn't end up on!!!! […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Calculate Your Money Change

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. 29. […]

FMF March Money Madness Brackets Set

At the end of this post is an Excel spreadsheet that contains the brackets for the 2011 version of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you're wondering what I'm talking about, click here.) A few things to note about the competition: The games will begin on Monday, January 17 and new ones will be posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through the initial round. […]

Free Retirement Planning Book

This is just a quick note to let you know that you can download a free electronic copy (direct link to pdf) of Jim Otar’s book “Unveiling the Retirement Myth.” This book sells for $49.99 on Amazon, and is currently rated 5 stars by the six individuals who have reviewed it. The general topic is how to make your retirement portfolio last when you are living off your savings and investments. […]

New Trend: Moving In With Your Parents

The recession can shape a generation. With many college graduates over the past few years unable to find jobs right away, many opted to move from campus back home with mom and dad. The proliferation of this trend has led to concepts like the Boomerang Generation and Prolonged (or Extended) Adolescence. […]

Are Educational Videos for Infants A Waste of Money?

MoneyTalksNews asks if educational videos for infants (you know, the ones you show your small child that are supposed to make them smarter) are a waste of money? Their answer: yes. The details: The research found children between 12 and 18 months learned almost nothing from infant-learning DVDs designed to improve vocabulary, even after watching them several times a week for a month. […]

Bunching Your Income Tax Deductions to Maximize Their Impact and Minimize Your Taxes

Do you want to maximize the value of your income tax deductions? If so, then you might want to consider “bunching” them into years when they’ll have the greatest impact. […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: New Years Resolutions Edition

Over the past week, I’ve done a lot of reading and thinking about the art of the successful New Year’s resolution. I thought I’d share some of the best with you this week. What to Do When Your Fire Runs Out I wrote this article for OPEN Forum as a look at how to handle any life situation where your fire to move forward is gone. […]

True Wealth Isn’t About Money

Human beings, by nature, love to compete. When we’re young, we compete on the sports field, in the classroom, and in video games. As we grow older, we compete in our lives, trying to accumulate money, property, get better jobs, more responsibility, and more recognition and fame. We measure more of our success by the material possessions we have because those are more visible. […]

Gas Prices: Are You Ready for $5.00 per Gallon at the Pump?

One of the benefits of no longer having a daily commute is I’ll be spending much less for fuel in my car. When I traveled to an office five days a week, and even when my travel schedule was changed to four days a week to allow one day for remote access, I filled up my tank once a week. […]

Pet Insurance: Is It Worth the Cost?

This post is from staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. My cat, Monster, died two weeks ago after a struggle with cancer. Monster followed me home one day when I was 17; he was with me through every heartbreak, every move, job, boyfriend, and roommate. […]

Skipping the MBA and Questioning the Benefits of College - Why is it Uncomfortable?

The following is a guest post by Josh Kaufman, a business teacher and the author of The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business. He teaches craftsmen, artists, and professionals how to learn the fundamentals of modern business practice without mortgaging their lives. […]

7 Ways to Make the Most of a Tiny Kitchen

I recently downsized from a rowhome to a small apartment. How small? Let's just say that the kitchen is better defined as an “alcove” than a “room.” There's no dishwasher, an appliance I grew all too accustomed to over the past few years. There's no silverware drawer. […]

Set Up A Personal Financial Calendar, Get Organized For The Year

We might be fast approaching the time when everyone starts setting New Year’s Resolutions, but it’s obvious that you can start a money management calendar at any time of the year. […]

GRS Blogger Profile: April Dykman

Get Rich Slowly started as a place for J.D. to write about money. Over the past five years, it’s grown beyond that. It’s now a multi-author blog. This week, each of the authors will share a brief bio to give readers a little background. Enjoy! I’ve been writing for GRS for a little more than a year now, but I’ve been a writer since I was seven years old. In first grade, I won the John J. […]