June 25, 2012

Jim Cramer’s 15 Stock Tips: Why I’m A Fan

Do you think Jim Cramer knows what he’s talking about? Jim Cramer is a controversial financial guru who has written columns for several financial publishers and who has found success with theStreet.com, where he is a founder. Despite his celebrity, he’s been raked through the coals in financial message boards and other sites. […]

Have a Money-Free Weekend (176/365)

I used to truly relish the weekends in my life. I would get off work at 4:30 or so on a Friday afternoon and just be gleeful that I had all of those hours between then and 7:30 on Monday to do whatever I wanted. My job was often stressful, so those hours became a real respite from the stress. […]

Help a Reader: What to Do with a House

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I am married, we are in our mid-30s, and live in the northeast.  I purchased a small home in late 2006, right around the peak of home prices.  We now have a baby on the way, and our home is going to get much tighter very quickly. […]

The Best of Money Carnival

Just a note to let you know that the Best of Money Carnival is now up. Enjoy! […]

Should Dividend Payment Dates Matter?

Awhile back I ran across an article asking whether you should worry about dividend payment dates when constructing a dividend-focused investment portfolio. […]

How to Save Money Every Month

Most of us have recurring expenses every month. Each month, we pay these costs, accepting them as a part of our lives. However, it is possible to save money each month on these items. If you want to save money, you have to look at your expenses closely, and prioritize, as well as look for other options. […]

Summer Internship: Career Opportunity or Cheap Labor?

When I decided to add a minor as an undergraduate, music management (a cross between non-profit management and music business), the program required me to take an internship at a non-profit arts organization. […]

Reader Mailbag: Music You Once Loved

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Heading toward self-sustaining finances 2. Overwhelmed by home buying 3. Board games with story 4. Keeping cash on hand 5. Personal GPS? 6. Infinite Summer 7. CFL dangers? 8. Bank envelope with cash 9. […]

How to Avoid These Easily Avoidable Fees

There are a few sites I check on a daily basis and the Frugal subreddit on Reddit (among others) is one of them. A while back there was a great discussion thread about easily avoidable fees (and how to avoid them). It’s a great thread because it shows how there are so many fees out there that were likely instituted not to make money, but to make someone’s life easier. […]

The Power of Community

For the next week (or two), we’ll be sharing “audition” pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. Pay attention, give feedback, and after a couple of weeks we’ll ask which writers you prefer. This article is from Meagan Van, a long-time GRS reader. […]

Route, Connections, Price: How Far Will You Go for a Cheap Flight?

I despise booking airfare. It's a laborious, tedious process rife with loopholes and changing price points that I don't understand. […]

Defining What Financial Success Means to You

There is an old story about a young boy who is asked by an adult what he wants to be when he grows up. Not one to waste time as a fireman or an astronaut, the young boy gets right to the point and announces that when he grows up, he wants to be rich. (See also: Do You Really Want to Be Rich?) The boy’s ambition is one you likely share. […]

Best Money Tips: Free Fun for Families This Summer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on free fun for families this summer, ways to save big on rent, and splurging frugally. Top 5 Articles Free (and Almost Free) Fun for Families This Summer — This summer, take the family to an outdoor concert for some free fun! […]

How Much Car Can You Afford?

If you are interested in buying a car and you are set on leasing, it is very important that you maintain a good balance between the type of ride you desire and your ability to finance it. Remember that even though you may qualify for a car loan, burdening yourself with one that is beyond your payment ability can easily destabilize your financial status. […]

The 52 Best Money Saving Tips, Ideas #30 through #26

If you want to find more money in your budget, change some of your behaviors and start saving money. So far, my list of the 52 best money saving tips have offered you the chance to save thousands of dollars – each and every year. […]