July 28, 2013

Plowing through a furlough: Fun (but productive) furlough Fridays

There have been a number of news articles indicating that the DoD furloughs for fiscal year 2013 are here to stay.  So for 600,000+ Department of Defense employees, it’s three furlough days down, and eight more to go. The good news, at least for DoD employees around in my neck of the woods, is that just about all of the employees have the same furlough day:  Friday.  If there truly was no other op […]

The Things You Deserve for Your Hard Work

Many of us work quite hard at our jobs. We put in a lot of hours. Those hours are often very mentally taxing and often physically taxing, too. We come home almost every day quite weary, only to face the demands of domestic life on top of that. For all of this, we make money. Most of us earn a paycheck. […]

Win a Box of Books (#26)!

Here's a chance for you to win a (small) box of personal finance books. The books included are the following: The Little Book of Bull's Eye Investing: Finding Value, Generating Absolute Returns, and Controlling Risk in Turbulent Markets (Little Books. […]

Teaching a Seven Year Old How to Shop for Groceries Frugally

The other day, I was at the grocery store with my seven year old son. As we walked through the entrance of the store, I looked over at him and said, “Today, we’re going to try something different.” He looked up at me. “Today,” I said, “you’re going to buy the groceries. You have $100. You need to feed all of us for a week. […]

Reader Stories: Why, at 25, I made retirement my first priority

This reader story is from Adam M. Shearer, whose story was prompted by comments from another post. Some reader 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. Want to submit your own reader story? Here’s how. […]