December 2, 2012

Learn How to Use Online Bill Pay (336/365)

Online banking and online bill pay is one of the greatest technological innovations for personal finance in the last few decades. Online bill pay makes it much easier than before to pay one’s bills and, in many cases, makes the whole process automatic. Before online bill pay came along, paying bills meant addressing and stamping a lot of envelopes. […]

Turning Passion Into Income Via Youtube

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I had an chance to spend some time with my oldest nephew, who has really impressed me lately with the mature young man he’s becoming. […]

He Who is Kind to the Poor

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. For the rest of the year I'm going to be highlighting verses relating to the poor on Sundays as a reminder of why I'm doing my $25k Red Kettle Challenge. […]

Reader Stories: Breaking the boom-and-bust cycle

This post is by Jezna. This story is part of our Reader Stories series. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. Want submit your own reader story? Here’s how. I never would have thought how much growing up is done in your 20s. […]

What should you do with unused gift cards?

I happen to think that gift cards are a decent choice for Christmastime giving.  They’re convenient and flexible.  A well-chosen gift card can show that you know what the person really likes. Once in a while, though, a gift card goes unused for a while.  This can happen for a number of reasons: The timing wasn’t appropriate for one reason or another.  Even if a gym rat gets a gift card for some o […]