December 23, 2012

Automatically Sock Away That Savings (357/365)

Yesterday, we talked about the value of properly assessing one’s frugal savings. The question then becomes what we should do with it. When I first started my financial turnaround, there were a few months where I was amazed at the amount of money left in my checking account at the end of the month. […]

Naked With Cash: SteveDH

In January, Consumerism Commentary will begin the Naked With Cash event and series. Several Consumerism Commentary readers will share their financial reports and analyses at the beginning of each month, with insight from financial planners and other experts. […]

Thoughts on the Four Rules of Cash Flow

A few days ago, I downloaded and tried You Need a Budget 4, a software package that helps people develop a working budget and get better control over their money. […]

Generous Hands are Blessed

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. Here are two for today. […]

A few things to consider before becoming an expatriate

This post is from Justin Boyle. Justin is an experienced English tutor and writing coach who works as a designer in the tech industry. He lives in Austin, Texas, and finds a lot of things interesting, especially food, finance, education, gadgetry, software, art and travel. He never stops thinking about food. He is probably eating right now. […]

Last-minute Christmas gifts without too much waiting

We’re doing Christmas gift-opening a couple of times this year because we’re traveling around to see family.  Tonight we spent some time opening part of our gifts. Yesterday after work I had only a few last-minute Christmas gifts to get, and it was a fairly fast and painless process, even at the start of the last weekend before Christmas. What I did may be a good option for you, too, if: You stil […]