October 4, 2009

The Best of Get Rich Slowly: September 2009

September saw the arrival of the new status quo at Get Rich Slowly. To give me time to pursue other projects, I’ve been joined by two staff writers: April and Baker. Their unique voices provide some variety around here, while also taking the load off my shoulders so I can work on my book. I’ve been pleased with the results so far. […]

How To Win McDonald’s Monopoly Game, 2013 Edition

If you’re like me, you look forward to the McDonald’s Monopoly game every single year. If you thought this year’s game would start in the fall, well you’re in store for a real treat. This year the McDonald’s Monopoly game will be starting a whopping two months earlier than last year. This year’s game started on July 16th and will run until August 12th. […]

Review: Basic Black

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal development, personal productivity, entrepreneurship, or career book. For the first time ever, I’m reviewing a book as a result of an impassioned plea from one specific reader. Susan, however, is one special reader. She started reading The Simple Dollar in early November 2006, right as the site launched. […]

Podcast 24: Unconventional Path to Becoming a Millionaire

Our guest on today’s podcast is Jen Smith, the “Millionaire Mommy Next Door.” By age 40, Jen had become a self-made millionaire and she and her husband are now financially independent, stay-at-home parents. […]

How To Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rates

Many debtors have admitted that one of their biggest concerns is for their credit card companies to raise their interest rates on existing debt balances. I’ve actually heard of reports in the past of card rates that would go up to a whopping 30% APR. Some ask, is this legal? […]

The Rookie’s Guide to Options by Mark Wolfinger

If you want to learn about options, you can’t go wrong picking up a copy of The Rookie’s Guide to Options by Mark Wolfinger. […]

Money Bullies

When I was in seventh grade, a bunch of twelfth graders grabbed me one day. They tossed me in a trash can, popped a lid on it, then rolled the can (with me and some trash inside) out into the middle of the school’s parking lot. […]

Flexo’s Investment Portfolio, 3Q 2009

Earlier this year, I added my investment portfolio to the group of reports I publish on Consumerism Commentary on a regular basis. Every three months, I share my investment balances and performances. […]

The Frugal Foodie Cookbook by Lara Starr and Lynette Shirk

My wife and I have been trying to cook more of our meals at home, rather than going out to a restaurant. Part of it is frugality, cooking at home is simply cheaper than eating out. However, an even bigger part has to do with being healthier. […]

The Money Back Guarantee

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. […]

Hitting yard sales near the end of the day? Paydirt

While my wife was at a quilt guild meeting this weekend, I went around to a few places with my daughter.  We went to what will probably be the last flea market this year in our town.  (Next month might be too cold.) We hit the flea market right at the very end.  I think three of the sellers there gave my daughter something.  One gave her a couple of small toys from the quarter bin.  Another gave h […]