August 2, 2009

Manufacturers should issue 98-cent-off coupons

I’m very glad that Wegmans has come to our neck of the woods, and that they’ve continued to double manufacturers’ coupons.  It’s been quite a while since a grocer local to me has offered this. Growing up, I remember that there used to be a limit on which coupons they’d double.  It may have been 75 cents, or it may have been up to a dollar.  I’m not sure.  The limit is still in place at ours.  It r […]

Review: Career Renegade

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a career, entrepreneurship, personal productivity, or personal development book. Perhaps it’s just my perspective, but there seem to be a lot of books out there right now that seem to encourage people to make a radical change in their careers. […]

Introducing the Candidates for the GRS Staff Writer Position

After a month of preparation, I’m finally ready to announce the seven candidates for the Staff Writer position at Get Rich Slowly. This is exciting for me. […]

Podcast 15: Results of the Credit CARD Act and Tips for Dealing With Layoffs

Today’s guest on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast is Dr. Robert Manning, author of Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of America’s Addiction to Credit, and founder and CEO of Responsible Debt Relief. Tom Dziubek and Dr. […]

Best of Personal Finance: 'Screw It, I'm Buying an Air Conditioner' Edition

By Andrea Dickson Boy howdy, was this ever a hot, muggy week. I tried to be brave, walking around naked with lots of running fans and buckets of ice, but my coworkers complained too much. Something about seared retinas? […]

Spend Less for School Supplies: Price-Matching Tips & Other Strategies

Back- to-school budgets are taking a hit this year. The average family will spend $548.72 for school supplies, down 8 percent from last year's average tab of $597.74, according to the National Retail Federation. […]

Putting the Strength of Weak Ties to Work

While doing research for my book, I’ve been spending some time digging into building friendships and relationships with people around you. How valuable are they, really? How can you make them more valuable? […]

TradeKing $50 Promotion: National Friends Day!

Did you know that National Friendship Day was August 3nd? Since 1935, Congress declared the first Sunday in August to be National Friendship Day. I didn’t, but that’s because my friends never told me! […]

The Richest Man in Town by W. Randall Jones

The Richest Man in Town by W. Randall Jones bills itself as containing the “inside secrets of America’s self-made millionaires.” In it, Jones talks about the Twelve Commandments of Wealth, illustrating each with quotes and stories from the richest men and women from a variety of cities across the United States. W. […]

Personal Finance Bible Verses

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Just a simple post today. I want to highlight a resource I found that lists 1,193 verses about personal finance in the Bible. Here are some of my favorites: Proverbs 10:22 – The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. […]