November 6, 2011

Price Check Experiment: Are generic drugs worth it?

Every pharmacy and big box store seems to boast their own unique line of generic over-the-counter drugs and remedies these days. It’s impossible to miss these products since they’re often placed right next to their big brand name brothers on store shelves. But are these generic drugs worth it? […]

Review: The Finish Rich Workbook

Every Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance or other book of interest. Also available is a complete list of the hundreds of book reviews that have appeared on The Simple Dollar over the years. I’ll be the first to admit that personal finance workbooks never really clicked for me. […]

Podcast 133: Laughing at Wall Street

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan talks to Chris Camillo, author of Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing (by Reading Tabloids, Shopping at the Mall, and Connecting on Facebook) and How You Can, Too. Chris advises avoiding standard Wall Street advice and focusing on social networks, personal shopping research and pop culture for discovering investment ideas. Co […]

Using A Personal Cash Flow Statement To Track Finances

They say that cash is king. The income statement and balance sheet are the granddaddies of financial statements, but it’s the cash flow statement that determines if you can pay your bills in the short term. […]

Online Financial Tools and Security

A long while back (was it really 2008), I wrote an overview of the web-based personal finance tools available at that time. I didn’t really give a strong recommendation to any of them, though I did end up serving as an advisor for a time with Wesabe. Today, is clearly the frontrunner in this field, but there are many other services that offer similar financial tools via the web. […]

Should the Poor Give?

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The members of the Christian Financial Alliance recently addressed the issue of whether or not the poor should give. […]

Reader Story: Long-Term Thinking Pays Off

This guest post from Heather Roth is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. […]