August 6, 2012

Visit Me on Twitter

With only 140 characters,  I have become very frugal with words. Please follow me on Twitter -  @frugalduchess.BTW, I am now researching a  nonfiction book about Athletes and Mental Health. Watch this space for more details. Thanks, Sharon_____________ Here's how to buy my book: @ Barnes & Noble@ Borders@ […]

Eat Breakfast Every Day (218/365)

How on earth is this a money-saving tip? Eating a meal that many people skip? Really? Believe it or not, eating a healthy and well-balanced breakfast can actually save you money, both on that day and over a longer period of time. The big reason? There are many studies that indicate that breakfast eaters weigh less than breakfast skippers. […]

Don’t Get Hacked

Last week I read the horrifying story of how an otherwise tech-savvy guy got hacked. Big time. The hackers compromised a number of his accounts and he lost tons of files. The good news is that there’s a lot we can all learn from his experiences. For a bit of background, the entire process started when his iCloud account was compromised. […]

Surprising Frugal Tips from Millionaires & Billionaires

Even if you don’t follow Dave Ramsey, you are likely familiar with his famous mantra, “Live like no one else so later you can LIVE like no one else.” Apparently, Ramsey has taken his words to heart and after paying off a hefty debt many years ago and making his millions advising people how to do the same, he is now living like no one else in his new 13,000+ square foot home. We often think of mill […]

Invest for the Future Without Wall Street

Reminder: Time is running out to vote for Consumerism Commentary and your favorite financial blogs in this year’s Plutus Awards. Take a moment — after reading this article, naturally — to show your appreciation for the best writing about money management and personal finance outside of mainstream media. You can be forgiven if you’ve lost faith in the stock market. […]

Reader Mailbag: Mockingbird Hill

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. Primerica concerns 2. Different goals among partners 3. Buying a tablet 4. Ending allowance 5. Retiring young 6. Starting a community group 7. Life insurance advice 8. Ads in magazines 9. Dream job and pregancy 10. […]

And Then There Was Zoey: How a Baby Surprisingly Didn’t Change My Financial Outlook (Yet)

Two months ago something slightly interesting happened: My wife gave birth to our healthy baby daughter. The funny part was we were wholly unprepared for having our daughter on that particular day (but lets face it, estimates are estimates). […]

Quickly Fund $1000 Emergency Fund

When my wife and I decided to get out of debt, the first thing we did, after creating a zero-based budget, was to fund a $1000 emergency fund.  We then put our credit cards in the back of our wallets – and began the real process of paying down our debt. Open a savings account.  If you don’t already have a savings account – now’s the time to open one.  Personally, I’m a big fan of both the Ing Dire […]

August Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays

 Take Advantage of Tax-Free Savings This August It’s that time of year again. School will be back in session before you know it and there will be plenty of added expenses as you hurry to buy supplies, electronics, and clothing for your children. Rather than panic, you can find relief in Tax-Free Weekends. Seven states offer relief in the month of August. […]

Basics of Stock Market Investing

Until a few years ago, the stock market was a mystery to me. I understood how it worked but I was always concerned about taxes, not getting ripped off, and the sums of money it seemed to take to “make” anything in the market. […]

In Search of a Financial Theory of Everything

This article is the first from new staff writer El Nerdo. My name is El Nerdo, and I’m your new staff writer at Get Rich Slowly. First things first (and I try to be organized that way): I think my first “official” post for GRS should be a sort of statement of purpose, an outline of what I’ll be trying to accomplish here, as a kind of introduction of things to come. […]

The Types of Savings Accounts: Which Is Right For You?

Stashing money into a savings account isn’t a whole lot of fun, especially with today’s interest rates barely registering a pulse. However, we all need money set aside as an emergency fund and for short-term goals, so here are your options. […]

14 Things You Should Spend More Time On

In our rush-rush, hurry-hurry world of multitasking and automation, we’ve managed to cram more into an average day than ever before. But there are some things that shouldn’t be left to an app, condensed to an audio book, or squeezed in between yoga class and clearing out your DVR. […]

Best Money Tips: Get Great Deals on Outlet Purchases

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on getting great deals on outlet purchases, making money teaching, and saving for retirement with an IRA. Top 5 Articles How to Get Great Deals on Outlet Purchases — To get the best deals possible on outlet purchases, visit the clearance racks first. […]

How to Choose a Better Password

If you’re addicted to the Internet like I am, chances are your life is full of passwords. Passwords for social networking accounts, bank accounts, frequent-flyer accounts, daily deal accounts — the list goes on and on. With so many accounts, of course, comes the increased possibility of being hacked, and a successful hack can make you feel violated and even leave you broke. So to help you avoid […]

How Much Do Your Kids Know About Your Finances?

Here's a Wall Street Journal piece that asks what kids should know about family finances. It highlights the story of a WSJ reporter and her husband who share virtually all their financial information with their kids.I'm guessing that for most people the answer to what to share or not share depends on the age and maturity of the kids. […]