September 6, 2009

Review: The Assertiveness Workbook

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal growth, or career book. Over the past several months, I’ve reviewed a lot of books about entrepreneurship, building relationships with others, and climbing the career ladder. All of these techniques have one thing in common: they require you to stand up for yourself and be assertive. […]

Win Cash! $2,500 Lending Club Giveaway For New Investors

My recent article on peer to peer lending mentions that Lending Club is quickly approaching a milestone — they’re about to obtain their 25,000th registered investor! And to mark this momentous occasion, Lending Club is holding a promotion to give away $2,500 to a lucky investor, who’ll happen to be that 25,000th member. […]

Podcast 20: You Need a Budget and PocketSmith

Today’s episode of the Consumerism Commentary Podcast focuses on budgeting. Our first guest is Jesse Mecham, designer of the budgeting software You Need a Budget. […]

You Can’t Take It With You

A while back, a reader suggested that I watch the 1938 Frank Capra movie You Can’t Take It With You, featuring Lionel Barrymore and Jimmy Stewart. I recently had a chance to sit down and watch the film and it left my mind flooded with thoughts about money and why we really chase it. The plot of the movie is very straightforward. […]

The Bible and Work

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. On this day before Labor Day, I thought it would be fitting to share a few Bible verses on work. Here are some that stood out to me: He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. […]