Pet Insurance Pros and Cons

There’s no doubt that our furry friends can be costly. Even if your pet has no initial health problems, with age, Fido will undoubtedly run into medical issues at some point. When the end is near, long-time pet owners know just how costly pet healthcare can be. If you have a pet, chances are you’ve debated whether or not to buy pet insurance. […]

Some Thoughts on Magazine Subscriptions

Kelly writes in: Do you subscribe to any magazines? Why? Do you find enough value in them to be worth the cost? This was originally a question in Thursday’s reader mailbag, but the answer became long enough that I felt it deserved a post of its own. Sarah and I get several different magazines in the mail. […]

What I Learned as a Financial Planner

The following is a guest post from Neal Frankle, a Certified Financial Planner in Los Angeles who owns the financial blog Wealth Pilgrim. […]

Improve Productivity by Avoiding Time Wasters

Regardless of your occupation, there is probably an incentive that comes with working longer or harder. Higher commission, quarterly bonuses, or the promise of a promotion are some of the ways that companies motivate their employees to be a better value to the business. Those who are self –employed know that working hard isn’t an option but instead a requirement. […]

Ask the Readers: Do You Use Online Banking?

Technology makes it possible to do almost everything online. From ordering groceries to buying books to paying your bills, you can rely on the Internet for almost anything. While most people have switched over to online banking, there are still people out there who opt to continue getting bank statements in the mail. Do you use online banking? […]

25 Ways to Make Money Today

Looking for a little extra cash until payday comes around? Want to make some money to save up for a shiny new thing, a vacation, or maybe just something to put away for a rainy day? Well, I did a quick survey of my friends, family, and some Wise Bread regulars and compiled this list of 25 ways to quickly make money. […]

You Are What You Do: 16 Ways to Improve Your Body Language

What you say is only the tip of the iceberg of communication. The rest lies in your body language: how you hold yourself, your mannerisms, conduct, and even how you breathe. With a little conscious effort to improve your body language, you stand a better chance of scoring that job, that date, or simply being seen as the engaging and genuine person that you are. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on a Car

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving money on a car, making money in your free time, and how to get lower prices on everything. Top 5 Articles 6 Tips for Saving Money On a Car — Save money when you buy a car by paying cash. […]

What NOT to Hand Out on Halloween

I am that neighbor who turns off her lights and closes the curtains, hoping the kids won't hear the movie I'm watching blaring inside. It's not that I'm a stingy person, or that I'm some crank who hates holidays focused on kids. […]

Reasons for Not Accepting a Counter Offer

US News gives the following reasons why you should think carefully before accepting a counter-offer as follows: You could damage your relationships. When you take a counter offer and stay with the company, your loyalty will constantly be questioned. You’re likely not ready for the responsibility. An increase in pay is typically accompanied with additional responsibilities. […]

Play the Fooly-Wed Game!

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. One of the first articles I ever wrote for The Motley Fool was actually co-written with my wife, who also then worked for the Fool. […]

Track your spending with the Expense Tracker Worksheet

Stu is a smart guy. He sent me a super nice email asking for a simple solution to his money tracking dilemma. You see, Stu doesn’t want to link his bank accounts to third-party online budgeting systems or deal with complex budget software programs when it comes to counting cash. Nope. Stu just wants a simple spreadsheet to get his expenses tracked with little fuss and no muss. […]

Saving Pennies or Dollars? Meal Mixes

Saving Pennies or Dollars is a new semi-regular series on The Simple Dollar, inspired by a great discussion on The Simple Dollar’s Facebook page concerning frugal tactics that might not really save that much money. […]

GRS Blogger Profile: Tim Sullivan

This post is from new staff writer Tim Sullivan. Get Rich Slowly started as a place for J.D. to write about money. Over the past five-plus years, it’s grown into a multi-author blog. Last year, the staff writers shared short bios to give readers a little background. […]

Help a Reader: Financial Trouble

Here's a comment/question left here recently at FMF: My husband lost his management position of 18 years in Feb 2009. He was an engineer, but took the management position so he could be a parent to his children, since his previous wife was not there most of the time. Not great paying but he was able to be home for the kids. […]

Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Tax Plan

In the latest CNN poll, Republican Party hopeful Herman Cain is statistically tied with Mitt Romney with support of 25% to 26% of Republicans asked, but two thirds of the respondents haven’t made up their minds. […]

Does Good Debt Really Exist?

We’ve all read the articles, talked to the experts, and thought through this question in a number of different ways but still, we’re not sure of the answer. Like so many topics dealing with finance everybody has an opinion and there’s not an answer that fits everybody but we can get pretty close to a hard and fast answer. […]

Business Failure & Survival Rates, Tips For Business Longevity

How adaptable, agile and flexible are you, as an entrepreneur? I first thought about seriously entertaining and pursuing business ideas many years ago, when my spouse ditched his job to do his own projects. There was something about that clean break from the employment world that inspired me to try doing the same thing. […]

Internet Sales Tax: State Deals with Amazon Bring Up Questions of Who Should Pay

In September 2011, Amazon reached a deal with the State of California, which had been trying to get the retailer to collect sales tax on items shipped to the state. The agreement is that Amazon will start collecting sales tax in a year. […]

Does Credit Card Car Rental Insurance Cover Priceline and Hotwire?

Over the weekend, I went online to rent a car for an upcoming trip. As usual, I used a combination of Hotwire and Priceline to get the lowest possible rate, ultimately winding up with a reservation through Hotwire. During the checkout process, I was offer rental car insurance. […]