February 19, 2012

Money 101: A Basic Financial Plan For Those Starting Out

If you subscribe to the do-it-yourself approach to managing money, then we’re on the same page. Many people have asked me through the years the same questions: What should I do with my money? Should I borrow more and build my credit? How do I invest what I have? […]

Get a Savings Account that Offers Better Interest (49/365)

Yesterday, I talked about the value of getting a (small) interest rate on your checking account. A similar tactic applies for savings accounts. Getting a good interest rate is money straight in your pocket. As I mentioned yesterday, when 365 Ways to Live Cheap went to press, we were in a bit of a different economic situation. […]

Podcast 148: Capital One Merger With ING Direct

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks to John Taylor, president and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. They talk about the benefits and drawbacks of Capital One merging with ING Direct USA, and how the Federal Reserve Bank is treating this merger. Consumerism Commentary Podcast CapitalOne Merger With ING Direct: S06E19 / 148 […]

Strategic Tools for the Mission

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The following is an excerpt from Building Your Financial Fortress in 52 Days: The Lessons of Nehemiah. This post is from Day 14. Financially, you are motivated to get going, to jump into the how-to’s, the nuts and bolts, and see the progress. […]

Reader Story: I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)

This guest post from Brooklyn Money 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. […]