December 2010

Happy New Year 2011! Best Of 2010

We’re closing the year and welcoming a brand new one in 2011. So what better way to do it than to showcase a handful of our favorite posts from 2010. The good news is that this site grew around 35% over the last year, which is exciting and certainly beyond my expectations. I must thank all visitors, subscribers and followers for helping us stay the course! […]

Happy New Year!

This is just a quick note to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We’ve had a low-key and relaxing week, and plan on continuing that through the weekend. Next week, we’ll have to get back to reality. […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Celebrate

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 31. Celebrate the year that has passed – and the better one to come. It’s New Year’s Eve, which for many of us means a party or social gathering of some kind. […]

Sell Your Unwanted Gift Cards at Plastic Jungle

Whether you’re giving or receiving gift cards, it’s usually a pretty positive experience. Both the giver and receiver are often satisfied because most gift cards allow the receiver to spend money in the way they want, as long as the giver has taken the receiver’s interests into account. Sometimes a gift card can miss the mark. […]

Friday Finance Findings for December 31st – Happy New Year

2010 has come and gone. Can you believe it? It has been quite a ride. Hopefully the past year was good for you, but if not, here’s to looking forward. The coming year is going to be a big one here on the site, so make sure you stay tuned. I have a lot of interesting ideas that I think will be quite fun going forward. […]

Don't Just Think About Income When Saving for Retirement

I keep hearing how people should plan their retirement according to their income, but that method is flawed at best and...(oh, I won't be allowed to type those words) worst. […]

2011 Resolution #3: Read 100 Unread Books

In an effort to talk about the power of goal-setting along with some methods of setting and achieving goals, I’m going to discuss my three resolutions for 2011 this week. Over time, any voracious reader winds up with a list of books that they intend to read someday, but they find themselves reading more urgent things in the interim. […]

My 5 Favorite Funny Christmas Gifts

I got a lot of great stuff for Christmas. Some items were standouts. There were beautiful, seriously thought-out items, which I will treasure. And then there were the ones that made me laugh out loud. If you want to start buying for 2011 already, I have saved you some trouble. […]

No More H&R Block Tax Refund Anticipation Loans

One of the most popular services available surrounding tax season is also one of the most expensive. Refund anticipation loans (RALs) are great products from a lender’s point of view; they are low risk and they are expensive. From a customer’s point of view, they provide a means to get cash when a household files its tax return rather than waiting for a check from the IRS. […]

Half Moon, Full Wallet: Free Online Yoga Videos

Practicing yoga can improve your strength, flexibility, and focus. It can also remove between $5 and $20 from your wallet per class. I already have a membership to a gym that unfortunately doesn't offer yoga classes, but I occasionally like to add yoga to my workout routine. […]

The Best of Get Rich Slowly (2010 Edition)

The sun has risen on the final day of 2010. As I always do at the end of the year, I spent some time yesterday poking through the statistics to see what people came to read over the past twelve months. GRS had 9.5 million visits during 2010 from over five million unique visitors. That’s a lot of readers. […]

10 Times to Review Your Estate Plan

The book Financial Jiu-Jitsu: A Fighter's Guide to Conquering Your Finances lists ten times to review your estate plan as follows: Change in marital status Divorce Additions to the family Your family faces illness or injury You simply change your mind Tax laws change Nontax laws change You receive an inheritance You acquire or sell major assets You move to another state A couple tho […]

Thanks for reading Mighty Bargain Hunter this year!

As 2010 draws to a close, I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you who have read and commented on posts on Mighty Bargain Hunter this year.  Additionally, I want to thank my fellow bloggers who have sent traffic this way.  I appreciate it all very much, and thank you for your support.  I offer a special hat tip to the top twenty-five: Wise Bread Get Rich Slowly The Simple Dollar All Financia […]

SmartyPig Cash Rewards Card: Cash Back For Savings Goals

Recently, SmartyPig has gained a lot of attention because of the way it helps savers stash their money for specific needs. The new SmartyPig Cash Rewards Card is a tool that can help you get cash back on your way to your savings goals. […]

GRS Blogger Profile: Donna Freedman

Get Rich Slowly started as a place for J.D. to write about money. Over the past five years, it’s grown beyond that. It’s now a multi-author blog. This week, each of the authors will share a brief bio to give readers a little background. Enjoy! I was raised with relatively little information about finances. […]

Don’t Get Out of Debt Fast

Doing anything fast usually has limited and temporary success. Think about it… Lose 10 pounds in a week! Get out of credit card debt in 90 Days! Turn your investments into millions in a year! All of these promises are pie in the sky. They might get results for some people, but it’s usually the people who sell the programs, not the people who buy them. […]

Achieving Balance Between Life and Your Side Gig

The following is a guest post by Sunil from The Extra Money Blog. Working part time on the side is becoming an increasing trend in today’s economy.  Without getting into the reasons behind the “why”, I will focus on the “how” part of striking a balance between work, life and your side business or business-es. If you are already in this situation, you know how difficult it can be to juggle the mu […]

Out With The Old, In With The New: Start an Automatic Savings Plan

Throughout the month of December, The Simple Dollar is posting a daily series focusing on specific activities you can do right now to set the stage for a great 2011. Out with the old, in with the new. 30. Start an automatic savings plan to bank that money. Yesterday, we discussed how to calculate exactly how much you’re saving per paycheck thanks to the positive changes you’ve made in your life. […]

How to Gather Free Marketing Intel

Link: ShareThisMarketing intelligence can help you understand the priorities, motivations, decision-making styles, and budgets of your target customers. […]

PenFed Promise VISA Card 7.49% APR Review

Whenever you make a purchase with your credit card, the wise move is always to pay off the purchase before the bill is due to avoid interest charges and late fees. If you know that won’t be possible in the short-term, the best thing you could do is keep your interest payments low by choosing the card with the lowest interest rate. […]