July 4, 2013

How to put a cap on sunk costs

I’ve always been amused by the Berlitz commercial featuring the well-meaning but English-challenged trainee within the German Coast Guard: Intercom: “Mayday Mayday –static– Hello can you hear us can you hear us can you –static– over –static– we are sinking we are sink–” German Coast Guard (slowly, in very thick accent): “Hallo? […]

Financial Independence Means No Strings Attached

Today is the Fourth of July, the day our nation celebrates its independence. It’s a day that many Americans take pride in, celebrating it by taking the day off, enjoying a picnic or a party, and setting off fireworks. As a nation, we hold independence as a strong value. On the other side of that grand national story are all of the individual stories we all can tell of our own lives. […]

Best Deals for Thursday 07/04

Link for teaser title:  http://www.wisebread.com/bestdeals/today  Joe's NB Outlet shoe deals from $7, 6pm.com $17.76 sale, Bon-Ton flip-flops and thong sandals from $2, and more! […]

Reader Mailbag: Independence Day

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Impact of credit limit increase 2. Christmas clubs 3. Retirement gamble? 4. Trying not to judge 5. Materials for high schoolers 6. Spouse replaces nearly new items 7. Identity theft worry 8. Selling collectibles 9. […]

Get Motivated Out of a Business Slump

This is a guest article by Tom Drake, the founder of Online Money, where he writes about his online business techniques. Tom is helping me (Luke Landes) organize this year’s Plutus Awards, an award ceremony honoring the best financial blogs, bloggers, products and services, which will be featured at this coming October’s Financial Blogger Conference. […]

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Many in the GRS community have been reading the site since J.D. Roth began posting in 2006, but many of you are new to the community. We’re going to start re-posting some of the most popular — and useful articles — from the past. The financial advice and ideas are still valid, and well worth bringing back to light. […]

The Big Barbecue Sauce Recipe Roundup

If grilling gets your taste buds going, then having a strong barbecue sauce recipe collection is sure to keep them moving forward at full steam. Different sauces provide flavor, diversity, moisture, and even color to the dinner plate. […]

Happy Fourth of July

Just want to say a big happy Fourth of July to all of you out there -- and Happy Birthday to America! I hope you're having a great day (like I am) celebrating the freedom we enjoy in the U.S. […]