April 19, 2013

When Does Couponing Cross the Line Into Diminishing Returns?

A few days ago, I watched an old recorded episode of Extreme Couponing. I’d caught bits and pieces of the show before and had always intended to watch a full episode of the show. Clearly, the people shown on the program were very organized with their spending – and that organization reaped significant rewards for them. […]

FMF March Money Madness, Round 5, Posts 1-4

Here we go with the fifth round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (to follow all the action click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when the post was submitted. […]

Anne and Matt March 2013 Net Worth

This month is Insurance Month in the series Naked With Cash. Each month, seven Consumerism Commentary readers anonymously share their financial reports to gain insight about their progress towards their goals. Read this introduction to learn more about the series. Anne and Matt are twenty-seven years old, living in the Midwest, with two children. […]

Defeating Anger in Money Conversations

I really, really don’t like arguing with my wife. I love her dearly and I respect and value her opinions. Sometimes, though, we just disagree. We see things differently and bring different experiences and thought processes to the table. We might be married, but we are two different people. Those disagreements can easily translate into anger. […]

Spare change: The financial literacy edition

This post is from staff writer April Dykman. If you read Get Rich Slowly regularly, you probably know that this is Financial Literacy Month. And my inbox has been filled with press releases about it, like best practices for financial literacy and 30-day programs to get your finances on track. But for me, tactics like those didn’t spur me to become financially literate. […]

Your Take: Do You Owe Anything for Free Sporting Event Tickets?

Here’s a good question for you sports fans out there – Do you owe your friend a beer if he takes you to a game? The basic gist is that someone (James) wrote in that he sometimes gets tickets to games from his employer and when he takes a friend, he expects the friend to buy him two beers. […]

Make Your Own: Homemade Cleaning Wipes and Canister

When there's a mess, instead of reaching for expensive cleaning wipes, make your own for less than a dollar. With the help of vinegar and liquid dish soap, your counters will sparkle without the use of harsh chemicals. And you'll love how this easy DIY can be made over and over with the help of a repurposed coffee canister. […]

Best Money Tips: Make Your Groceries Last Longer

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on making your groceries last longer, saving on wedding favors, and retirement savings busters. Top 5 Articles 8 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last Longer — Spraying your guacamole with cooking oil will make it last longer. […]

The unemployment diet: How we cut our spending by $1,000 a month

This post is by Deborah Dunham and comes from our partner site LearnVest, a site that helps people take control of their finances. One Tuesday morning last November my husband called from work and told me to sit down—and not get mad. Whenever a phone call starts that way, you just know it’s not going to end well. […]

3 Ways to Enjoy Business Class for Less Than the Cost of Economy

Would you choose to fly 14 hours overseas in a seat that is 32 inches wide and has a 6 inch recline or in a seat that is 82 inches wide and lies completely flat? Would you choose to sit for the few hours before the flight in a loud waiting area with limited seating or in a room that has free WiFi, comfortable chairs, and complimentary food? […]

What Life is Like in Early Retirement

The Financial Samurai has been retired for a year now. Well, at least kind of. It's not really retirement since he's still working (he runs a successful money blog). It's what I'd call early semi-retirement (where you quit your job/career and downshift a bit, but still work). I've written about it several times as follows: What the Heck is Early Semi Retirement? […]