September 10, 2013

8 Reasons to Sell Your Business

I was an entrepreneur by accident. When I started blogging in 1994, I didn’t expect to earn money; I wasn’t even trying. But almost ten years after building my first website, I created Consumerism Commentary to learn about personal finance and to improve my own money situation. Within about a year, much to my initial surprise, the website began earning money. […]

Redemption Song

Old pirates, yes, they rob I Sold I to the merchant ships Minutes after they took I From the bottomless pit But my hand was made strong By the hand of the almighty We forward in this generation Triumphantly Won’t you help to sing These songs of freedom? ‘Cause all I ever have Redemption songs - Bob Marley Every single one of us has had misfortune in life. Many of us have had medical issues. […]

Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Dine Out?

Many people enjoy dining out, especially if time, groceries, and cooking skills are lacking. However, the cost of restaurant meals — or even just take-out — can add up if it's a regular part of your life. How often do you dine out? Are there certain occasions where you definitely would (or wouldn't) eat at a restaurant? […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 09/10

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Boost Your Career: How to Be Happier and More Likeable at Work

It seems like everyone is pulling double-duty and working longer hours these days. Career has always been a big part of the American identity, and as our economy rights itself after so much upheaval, I wonder what's been lost? In keeping our collective nose to the grindstone, have we ignored our work relationships? […]

Stuff We Love: Make Delicious Ice Cream With the Lello Gelato Junior

I absolutely love ice cream; so much so that once I set out to try a different flavor of ice cream every day for a year. (I lasted over 100 days before life got too busy to and my freezer got too full.) And there is nothing better than homemade ice cream, which is why I've owned an ice cream machine for most of my adult life. […]

Understanding the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Exchange

If you are currently without health insurance, the Affordable Care Act (ACA, often referred to as Obamacare) offers both good news and bad news. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Pet Expenses

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money on pet expenses, cutting the cable cord, and saving for a down payment on a house. Top 5 Articles 17 Ways to Save Money on Pet Expenses — To save money on pet expenses, groom your pets at home and stay up to date on shots and pills. […]

The Full Family Commitment

I’m going to give you a quick sample of a key sentence or two from several recent reader emails. “Now if I could only get my husband on board.“ “The next stop? […]

How to Overcome Buyer’s Remorse

Chances are that at some point you have made a purchase that you regret. You spent money on something, and later came to realize that you didn’t actually want it. […]

Heal your money shame in 3 simple steps

This guest post is from Kate Northrup. Kate is the author of the new book, Money: A Love Story. She’s leading a live online event called A Course in Having Enough with guest teachers Marianne Williamson, Barbara Stanny, and Amanda Steinberg. This course is free when you purchase Money: A Love Story. Get details at […]

Reader Profile: BY

The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]

Dealing with old pets: When to let go and euthanize

Posts regularly make the rounds in personal finance blogs about the cost of pets. Pets are expensive. There’s no doubt about that whatsoever. I didn’t grow up with pets. I married a dog person (to the core), so her dogs moved in when she did. Dogs have helped my wife get through some of the toughest times in her life. […]