November 13, 2011

Tips & Sites for Organizing Daily Deals & Managing Coupon Clutter

As a frugalista, I subscribe to nearly every discount newsletter and sales flier out there. When all systems went down during a recent tropical storm, I realized that these updates were seriously clogging my inbox. After just a couple of days, I faced deleting hundreds of emails. […]

Review: The Small Budget Gardener

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. Every once in a while, I’ll stumble upon a book that’s basically already covered the ground I had planned on using for a post series in the future. […]

Podcast 134: Budgetable

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek talks to Ryan Bales, founder and CEO of the personal finance website and software Budgetable. Ryan talks about how he founded Budgetable with his brother, how the software works and what he feels are the shortcomings of traditional budgeting methods. Consumerism Commentary Podcast Bank Transfer Day: S06E04 / 159 […]

How to Loan Money to Friends and Family

One of my basic rules of personal finance is never loan money to friends or family. It creates a lender-borrower situation that you just don’t want to mix with friendships and family relationships. Think about it this way: do you like your mortgage holder? Do you feel warm, friendly feelings about them? […]

Reader Story: Adding to Our Family Without Subtracting from Our Budget

This guest post from Mark is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. This seems like a natural follow-up to Friday’s reader question about when to start a family. 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. […]

Wealth Building from the Old Testament

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Dr. Thomas Stanley (author of The Millionaire Next Door) offers us this wealth-building tip from the Old Testament (he quotes a small business owner who is a millionaire next door): He often recalled a lesson he learned from the Old Testament: something about 7 bad years and 7 good years. . . […]