April 7, 2013

When “Happy” Means “Having Money to Spend”

I’ve been a pretty avid journal keeper since Christmas 1991. If you’re wondering how I can be so accurate with the date, it’s because my first entry in my first journal was on that day because my first journal was a gift from my grandmother. Anyway, most of the time, these entries are pretty worthwhile descriptions of whatever issues happened to be weighing on my mind at the time of the entry. […]

Could Cyprus Happen Here? What Can We Do?

Several readers have sent me rather concerned emails over the past week over the banking situation in Cyprus, where the government, facing a deep financial emergency, essentially took money from every bank account in the country, anywhere from 6.7% to 9.9% depending on the size of your balance. […]

Your credit score and credit card rewards: 10 tips

This is the second post from Hilary Stockton, who is the founder of TravelSort, which helps savvy travelers earn millions of miles without flying, redeem them for first-class flights, and stay in luxury hotels at wholesale prices. Follow her on Twitter @TravelSort. […]


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 21:20, a verse that talks about the impacts of over-spending. From the NIV: In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. […]