June 21, 2009

No Longer Focusing On Credit Cards

It’s been several days since I last posted an article here at No Credit Needed.  I could easily blame my life, which has been hectic and filled with much to do, but I won’t.  I could also blame writer’s block, but I don’t have it.  Instead, just like every other article I’ve ever written, I’m going to be honest.  I haven’t written an article because I can’t get over a self-created (is that a phras […]

Weekly Roundup – First Day of Summer Edition

I debated about calling this one the “Father’s Day Edition,” but decided to go with the “First Day of Summer Edition” because: (1) today is, in fact, the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, and (2) I totally forgot this little factoid until this evening and figured that I wasn’t alone. […]

Review: Mindset

Every other week, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, or entrepreneurship book of interest. At first glance, Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck seemed to be one of those pop psychology books that I usually avoid - another The Secret or The Power of Positive Thinking. […]

Podcast 9: Penelope Trunk from Brazen Careerist and Leo Babauta from Zen Habits

Penelope Trunk and Leo Babauta are today’s guests on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast. Penelope Trunk is the author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success and founder of the career advancement website Brazen Careerist. […]

Liz Pulliam Weston on the Personal Finance Hour

Please join us Monday night (6PM Eastern, 3PM Pacific) on the Personal Finance Hour as JD and I discuss your credit history and credit score with none other than Liz Pulliam Weston! Liz Weston is the most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet according to Nielsen/Netratings and has written several credit and debt related books, so we’re very happy to have her on the program. […]

Wash It Yourself & Other Ways to Save Money on Organic Fruits, Veggies

By Frugal Duchess My children appreciate the added flavor in organic fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Unfortunately, organic products, which are grown and packaged without pesticides, artificial coloring or preservatives, are expensive. […]

Avoiding Spending Is Not The Same As Saving Money

I’ve written often about the value of changing routines. Eliminating a routine that involves spending money needlessly, or substituting a different routine that involves spending less money, is a great way to cut your spending. In fact, any time you make a choice to reduce your spending, you’re taking a powerful step in a financially healthy direction. But it’s just a single step. […]

The Wisdom of My Father

This is a guest post from Ann Zerkle, a Get Rich Slowly lurker, and the founder of Heroes of Capitalism. As the daughter of a truck driver and stay-at-home mom, my family lived very frugally (and very happily). As an adult, I see the wisdom in the frugality of my parents. Below are the frugal ideas my father always espoused. Work smart, not hard. My dad believed in hard work. […]

Not Taking Jack: How To Deal With Identity Theft

By Jabulani Leffall There's exists a saying that by the way hasn't been independently verified as coming from the Chinese: May you live in interesting times. I say: May I please catch a friggin’ break! […]