Best Money Tips: Becoming Self-Sufficient

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup! Today, we share advice on how to become more self-sufficient, and how to tell if something is a rip-off or a real deal. […]

Improve Your Life With Productivity Courses From Top Online Entrepreneurs

I’ve been following a business that a fellow financial blogger is running, called Only72 and I’ve signed up to be one of their partners. That financial blogger is the fellow behind ManvsDebt.com, Adam Baker, whom I had the pleasure to meet not long ago. He has partnered with Karl Gajda, the owner of Ridiculously Extraordinary.com. […]

Why Should Successful Corporate Employees Not Start a Side Business?

The following is a guest post by Sunil from The Extra Money Blog. I just realized that everything I have been blogging about to date has been horse crap.  It is absolutely false information that has misguided so many aspiring corporate employees to start a side business.  As a result, an outraged group of “side-giggers” set my house on fire.  But then I woke up this morning and realized that it w […]

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Christmas Decoration Edition

Over the past few days, my family has started the early December tradition of pulling boxes out of the crawlspace and decorating our home. The tree should be up by the time you read this, full of (mostly) homemade ornaments. […]

Christmas Gifts for Teachers: 10 Great Possibilities

While there is no requirement for your child to give a holiday gift to his or her teacher, it is a pretty nice way to tell an educator “thank you.” My parents, both teachers, have received a wide variety of gifts from their students, and over careers of 30+ years, they have amassed some interesting items. […]

How to Buy Stocks, Priceline-Style

When Priceline burst onto the scene in 1998, it stood out because it offered would-be travelers a new, cheap way to book airline tickets. By allowing users to name their own prices, Priceline turned the online-travel world upside down. […]

Holiday Deals You Can Score This Week

The holiday shopping season has kicked into full gear. To help you find the absolute best deals out there, I snagged the Sunday paper and spent the last two days combing through it. Here are my top picks for chain store deals, suitable for the average household’s budget. […]

How to Save Your Family Memories With Cloud Computing

When I had dinner with some friends recently, I told them about a trip I will be taking next year to attend a cousin's wedding. […]

Always Read the Fine Print

This is a guest post from Greg McFarlane of ControlYourCash. Greg recently wrote “Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense,” a financial primer for people in their 20s and 30s. If you like what you see here, please subscribe to his RSS feed. You’d think that the functionaries at American Express were above this, but they aren’t. […]

The Cash Flow Statement: Where Your Income Meets Your Outgo

Welcome to the final act in our financial statement trilogy, spanning multiple blogs and reaching its thrilling conclusion here on Generation X Finance.Money Under 30 ran our post on the income statement, and Sweating the Big Stuff followed suit with the balance sheet last Friday. Today, we present the cash flow statement. […]

American Express Small Business Promotion

Right before Thanksgiving, I received an email about American Express’ Small Business Saturday promotion where you can get a $25 statement credit for spending $25 at a small business (on Saturday, November 27th). By the time I got to the email, Saturday had already passed (along with Sunday) so I couldn’t take advantage of it. […]

Do I Need Long-Term Care Insurance?

As I mentioned a few days ago, Consumerism Commentary is matching your charitable contributions. Please take this opportunity to give to your favorite charity. […]

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

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. Everyone’s looking for safe investments these days. Unfortunately, there’s a price for security: low returns. […]

Six Bad Financial Habits

MSN Money lists six bad financial habits as follows: 1. Window shopping. It can be fun to browse the aisles and see what's out there. We all have our weak spots, like home goods, electronics or clothes -- even if you don't like to go to the mall. […]

5 Great Prepaid Visa Cards That Require No Credit Check

If you’re trying to avoid debt or you’ve had bad credit in the past, then you might not be eager to sign up for a traditional credit card. However, fewer places will take checks these days and it’s not always safe to tote around the cash you need. Luckily, there are a number of prepaid Visa cards available, which are simply prepaid debit cards with a Visa brand on them. […]

The Needs Improvement List

My budget-analysis for 2010 reveals that I need to improve in the following areas - I need to spend less money on convenience store items – bottled water, sodas, chips, etc.  When I fill up at the gas station, I almost always grab a snack, too.  This habit is bad for both my waist line and my wallet.  Add this to the top of my 2011 resolutions. I need to rework my grocery store price book – and s […]

MoneyCrush Adding Support to the Charity Match

On Thanksgiving, I announced that Consumerism Commentary would match charitable donations through December 11, 2010 with a donation to Médecins Sans Frontières up to $5,000. Word is spreading, and other bloggers are interested in participating as well. Jackie from MoneyCrush has announced that she will match donations reported above the $5,000, raising the bar to $6,000. […]

The Best of Get Rich Slowly: November 2010

It’s been a l-o-n-g time since I remembered to do a monthly round-up here at Get Rich Slowly. (Since January, in fact.) I’d like to get back in the habit. I think this is a nice way to recap the best discussions from the past few weeks. Before I start, though, I have to confess a minor stupidity. […]

Toyotas Recommended Again by Consumer Reports

When I recently purchased my new Toyota Highlander, I was taking a bit of a leap of faith. At that time Consumer Reports had suspended its recommendations of several Toyota models (including the Highlander) over various issues. […]

Doing the Math on Paying Cash for Cars

Quite often, I get emails from readers asking about the “best” way to purchase a particular car that they want. They have their eye on some new model and want me to essentially tell them that it’s okay to purchase it. I rarely do. […]