May 2, 2009

Best of Consumerism Commentary, April 2009

Consumerism Commentary Podcast. During April, with the help of Tom Dziubek, a former podcaster from the Wall Street Journal, we launched the Consumerism Commentary Podcast. Tom and I will work to bring listeners interesting stories and interviews with people who matter in the world of personal finance. […]

Charting Personal Finance Progress, Internally and Externally

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re in the midst of a personal finance journey of your own. You started at a place that you weren’t happy with for some reason (too much debt, unhappy with your living situation, unhappy with your career, etc.) and you’re heading towards a place that seems much more desirable (debt freedom, a home of your own, a new career, etc.). […]

Getting Out of Debt by Ken Clark

It looks like the Complete Idiot’s Guide franchise has expanded into the personal finance world with their latest offering, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Out of Debt by Ken Clark. […]

The GRS Garden Project: April 2009 Update

Every month, my wife and I track how much time and money we spend growing food. This is the report for April 2009. (Here are the results for 2008.) April was a slow month for our garden. We didn’t do much. Part of this is because we’ve become more efficient. But another part is because we did some of our chores earlier this year. Kris has been antsy to get plants in the ground. […]

Why I Let My Money Magazine Subscription Expire

I've noted before that Money Magazine is by far my favorite personal finance magazine. I've subscribed to it for many years -- maybe 10 or so -- but I recently decided to let my subscription lapse. Here's why: Much of the content is on the web. Money publishes much of their stuff on the web at CNN Money. […]