March 3, 2013

Climbing Up the Income Distribution Mountain

I came across this very interesting video about how incomes are distributed in this country. We could have discussions until the end of time about whether the issues raised by this video are noteworthy and what potential solutions might be if the consensus is that there are problems raised by this data (and, ideally, that discussion remains a polite one among people trying to create the best poss […]

Personal Finance Tactics Change Depending on Your Goal

Pretty much everyone I’ve met who has a solid grip on their personal finances has some sort of vision for what the future holds for them. Some of them simply strive for debt freedom and a decent emergency fund, then they want to stock their retirement accounts. Some would like to retire as early as possible. […]

Reduce financial problems in marriage with regular financial dates

Life can become hectic.  The incessant activities of making a living, raising children, and feeding passions can strain the connections associated with married life.  One piece of advice that’s often given to married couples experiencing these kinds of strains is to schedule dates — as in put it on the calendar, make reservations, get a babysitter. What works for “getting the spark back” can also […]

Money and the Fool

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Today I'm posting Proverbs 17:16, a verse that talks about money in the hands of someone who doesn't know how to handle it. From the NIV: Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? Unfortunately, this verses seems to describe many Americans these days. […]

Reader Stories: The frugal Orioles fan

This post was written by Kurt Smith, author of Ballpark E-Guides, PDF-format guides that help fans get the most bang for their buck at the ballgame. He’s been called “MLB’s Worst Enemy” by “Connecticut Morning,” a TV program on which he is a frequent guest. Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. […]