February 26, 2012

Dealing With Long Term Care & Expenses In Your Later Years

None of us really want to think about the idea of getting older. But it’s something we can’t escape, and ironically enough, the best time to start thinking about planning for that time is when we are younger and healthier. […]

If You Overdraft for the First Time, Ask for the Fee to Be Waived (56/365)

Whenever I encounter a fee that I don’t feel I should have been charged, I will call and find out the details of that charge and whether or not it can be removed. The same is true for the first time I make an error and incur a charge due to my own mistake. I call up the company, apologize, discuss the situation, and ask for the fee to be waived. Why would they do that? […]

Podcast 149: Trends in Financial Planning

Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks with Flexo and Michael Kitces, Director of Research for Pinnacle Advisory Group. They discuss how online money management tools compare to personalized financial planning and other trends in the changing field of financial advice. Consumerism Commentary Podcast Trends in Financial Planning: S06E19 / 149 […]

FMF March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 41-44

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (to follow all the action click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. […]

Some Thoughts on Higher Gas Prices

I’m lucky. I don’t commute to work, unless you consider a stroll across the house to be a commute. I don’t put daily miles on a vehicle, though I do need to travel to the library and the post office for different work-related tasks. My wife, Sarah, does commute to work, though. She drives about 35 minutes each way every weekday. […]

Debt, Death, and Taxes

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 34. The enemy is within, the permanent resident in our hearts that is the DNA for all financial failure. It lies dormant until it is awakened by the stimulation of greed. […]

Reader Story: Home Haircuts Can Save Time and Money

This guest post from Shannon D 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. My wonderful husband likes to keep his hair short and precise. […]