January 13, 2013

Learn the Art of Saving and Investing

(This is a guest post.  If you’re interested in guest-posting on this blog and hundreds of others, check out Postrunner.com.) In today’s harsh economy, people who are earning regular income through employment are considered lucky. After all, they do not need to worry about their day-to-day expenses. They can support for their needs and the needs of their families. […]

The Retirement Blues

Charlene writes in: I’ve been contributing 10% to my 401(k) since the day I started my job fourteen years ago, and my employer kicks in 6%. I’m now 36 and I have about $200,000 in there. I should be happy about that. I’m not. Whenever I look at that money, I just see tons of opportunity lost. I’m still struggling with my student loans and I live in a crummy apartment. […]

Podcast 169: Helaine Olen, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry

The Consumerism Commentary Podcast is no longer on a regular schedule, but I plan to produce new episodes throughout the year as the opportunities arise. Today’s guest on the podcast is Helaine Olen, author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. […]

Making Work Into Play

Work, for most people, is primarily a way to turn their time and energy into the money they need to make ends meet in their lives. […]

The Role of Thankfulness

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Recently the Christian Financial Alliance asked several bloggers the following question: “What is the role of ‘thankfulness’ in Biblical finance?” Here was my response: “I think thankfulness keeps us grounded. When we know our provision is from Someone else and not ourselves (Deut. […]

Reader Story: Dividends or bust: Thinking critically about investment

This is shared by Steven Hogan (Twitter @stevehlaw), who has learned a few things about investing that he wanted to share. 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. […]