October 28, 2009

Thoughts On Technical Analysis of the Investment Markets

Musings on stock market investing. I was indulging my regular surfing habit and came upon yet another insightful observation by Monevator, this time, on the (de)merits of technical analysis. […]

Want to Become a Millionaire? Don’t Be Like This Guy

Do you want to become a millionaire? Stupid question, I know. Who wouldn’t want to be a millionaire? Well, I’ve shared my 5 steps on how to become a millionaire in the past, but there are a few unconventional methods as well. One of those is to win big on a game show — namely, the Who Wants to be a Millionaire show. […]

Daily Links: A Fool and His Money Edition

On April Fools’ Day 2007, I posted a tongue-in-cheek article describing the lifestyles of the rich and stupid. This list of the dumb things people do with money in one of the most popular posts I’ve ever shared. I’ve softened a little since then. Yes, I think that people do some stupid things with money, but I’ve decided it’s not my place to judge them. […]

Is Your Work Too Important?

“One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdowns is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. […]

Help a Reader: Paying for Tuition

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: Who can I contact that would give money to help with my daughters college tuition? She's about to finish college in December but her loans are far from over and we are struggling to pay them.  We have a parent loan besides her having her own loans that she'll start paying in June of 2010. […]

How to Be Financially Comfortable

The past two days I've talked about the book The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times by Jean Chatzky. We reviewed the 20 factors that separate the wealthy from the not-so-wealthy and have detailed who the wealthy actually are and how that got that way. In this post, we'll discuss the second-highest financial level -- the Financially Comfortable. […]

Best of Personal Finance: How You Can Help the Unemployed Today

By Linsey Knerl Welcome to Wise Bread's Best of Personal Finance roundup. This week, we're offering encouragement for those around you with no job, a better way to buy used online, and 10 ways you can actually improve yourself with no money to your name. (Oh, and did you hear the news about Hulu.com no longer being free in 2010? […]

Bioavailability: How to Get More Nutrients from Your Food

By Healthy Theory Not everything we eat gets absorbed and used by our body. Our cooking and digestive process destroys and degrades nutrients before our body can use it. The amount of nutrients that is actually absorbed in our system is called bioavailability. Understanding how different foods react with one another can help you get more nutrients from your meal. […]

Best Deals For Wednesday 10/28/09

By Paul Michael Today's WISEBUY. Up To 88% Off Women's Dresses at Amazon Macy's via Amazon.com cuts up to 88% off a selection of women's dresses, as listed below. […]

Tax Diversification When Investing

Taxes are a huge consideration when planning for retirement. As you’re building up your nest egg, one of the big decisions that you’ll face is whether you should put your money in a traditional, tax-deferred account or a Roth-style account. Of course, we don’t all face this dilemma. […]

A Society of Fear

By Philip Brewer There are people out there whose livelihoods depend on the fact that most people go every day to some job or another. […]

ING to Sell Online Bank ING Direct By 2013

Here in the Untied States, ING Direct, a banking arm of the large financial company ING Group from the Netherlands, offers more than just high-yield online savings accounts. […]

The Pitfalls of Buying in Bulk

This is a guest post from Sierra Black, a long-time GRS reader and the author of ChildWild, a blog where she writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale. Previously at Get Rich Slowly, Black told us about sweating the big stuff. Buying in bulk is great, right? You get the things you want and need, and pay less for them. […]

Understanding 1st Party and 3rd Party Collectors

I have been following the How to Fight Debt Collectors series and noticed that the articles are all geared towards third party collections. For 3 years, I worked as a first party collector in the collections department for a mortgage company. During that time, I learned a lot about debt, people, and collection law. I did some things that may have been considered shady but I never broke the law. […]

Series I Bonds Inflation Rate Update (Nov 2009)

For the last six months, my Series I Savings Bonds have been earning exactly 0.00% APY interest. If you remember from the Savings Bond Foundation post, Series I savings bonds earn interest based on an equation that has both an inflation rate component and a fixed rate component. […]

Box of Books #2

My last box of books was a huge success -- I gave them away through my giveaway newsletter -- so I thought I'd do it again (if you want a chance to win, be sure to sign up for my newsletter here -- I'll be giving them away in November.) For now, here are the books I've received from publishers and a bit about them (from Amazon): 25 Ways to Make College Pay Off: Advice for Anxious Parents from […]

Here’s the one thing you can absolutely count on in this economy

This economic downturn hasn’t been kind to a lot of people.  Jobs that haven’t been taken away from people have had their hours cut, their workload increased, or their cost of living allowances taken away. […]