September 7, 2009

Latest Best of Money Carnival Live

Just a note that the latest Best of Money Carnival is up at Studenomics. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, 11 Dumb Ways to get in Debt. Check it out if you want ten great personal finance posts! […]

The Path of Least Resistance Is the Path Without Opportunities

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein In response to my recent article, Are Poor People Lazy?, where I concluded that laziness doesn’t always equate to poverty and vice versa, Pamela left this comment: There are many factors that lead a person to the life they are living. I am quite shy. […]

Visa Signature Concierge: Useless for Immediate Travel

As I’ve mentioned recently, my maternal grandmother passed away a few days ago, my second of two grandmothers to pass away in the past few weeks. A few years ago, she moved out to California to be cared for by my mother and brother who had also moved out to the west coast several years earlier. […]

Interview for Today’s Personal Finance Hour Radio Show

Tune into the Personal Finance Hour radio show, tonight at 6:00 PM ET (3:00 PM PT) for a chance to hear me speak with Jim Wang from Bargaineering and J.D. Roth from Get Rich Slowly. We plan to discuss the trials and tribulations of shifting from an employee to an entrepreneur. […]

Affordable Inside Tips from a Celebrity Personal Trainer

By Myscha Theriault Many of us are trying to make healthier choices these days when it comes to exercise and eating. And many of us are also struggling to make it happen successfully. […]

Add More Tools to Your Financial Toolbox to Solve Money Problems

More Tools Lead to Better Solutions What do you do when you run into a financial problem? Most of the time you’re going to use what’s available to you in terms of knowledge, past experiences, or possibly look for help from family or friends. These are your financial tools. You will use one of your known tools to help address any financial situations that arise. […]

401(k) Changes to Encourage Saving

Last week I mentioned the possibility that 401(k) limits might be reduced in 2010. This week, I wanted to highlight some proposed retirement savings changes that President Obama outlined in his weekly radio address. Here they are: Auto-enrollment in retirement plans. […]

Reader Mailbag #79

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance topics and many other things. Got a question? Ask it in the comments. You might also enjoy the archive of earlier reader mailbags. I have a very good friend, who is also very frugal. […]

The Curse of Momentum

By Nora Dunn Judging by the continued relevance and popularity of the article Feeling Stuck? 100 Ways to Change Your Life, I would say that there is a large contingent of people out there who are cursed by their own momentum. […]

Further Adventures in My War on Stuff

Long-time readers of Get Rich Slowly know that I’ve been waging an ongoing battle against Stuff — the clutter and crap I managed to collect during 20 years of wanton spending and debt. […]

Happy Labor Day!

I want to wish everyone a happy Labor Day! I hope you’ve had the opportunity to spend some time with friends and family, away from the rush of work or the concerns of money, and really enjoy the important things in life. I did a little research on the origins of Labor Day and according to Wikipedia the holiday originated in Canada. […]

Happy Labor Day

Just wanted to say "Happy Labor Day" to my readers in the U.S. I hope you are enjoying a day off -- and basking in the glow of some of the last days of summer. I'm not blogging today -- plan to spend time with the family today. I'll be back tomorrow with more money news, commentary, tips, and thoughts. […]