September 26, 2013

It’s Not Fair!

It’s not fair that you’ve hurt your back and can no longer work, while that other guy’s back is just fine! It’s not fair that you work in an office with a troll of a boss who seems to enjoy manipulating others! It’s not fair that the couple down the street get financial support from their parents, while we have to actually support my mother in her old age! It’s not fair that you got laid off from […]

Reader Mailbag: Sensitive Information

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. Marriage and debt repayment 2. Charitable giving 3. Over-the-air television 4. Is a house too big? 5. Emergency calls with no landline 6. Dealing with lying spouse 7. Mortgage insurance 8. Property taxes 9. […]

Kathleen, August 2013 Net Worth

In Naked With Cash, seven anonymous Consumerism Commentary readers publicly track and analyze their finances on a monthly basis. For almost a decade, I tracked my own finances on Consumerism Commentary; now I’m sharing the benefits of public accountability with the participants. I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. […]

How I Sold My Comic Books (and Why)

Note: This article is from J.D. Roth, who founded Get Rich Slowly in 2006. After a year off, J.D. is once again writing here at GRS. His non-financial writing can still be found at More Than Money. It’s fun to meet readers for coffee or lunch. It used to seem a little strange that random strangers knew so much about my life, but nowadays it just makes conversations easier. […]

10 Simple Ways to Get Your Life Together

A wise and dear friend of mine once said, "You can't think yourself into living right; you have to live yourself into thinking right." It was a revelation to me at the time, though it went against nearly every pop-psychology cliche I'd heard or self-help advice I'd read in books. But it makes perfect sense; change doesn't have to be overwhelming to matter. […]

8 Reasons Why You Should Get a 3D Printer

3D printers — machines that use an additive manufacturing process to create objects using 3D designs — have been seeping out of the "maker" niche into the mainstream consciousness this year. They are becoming more affordable and easier to use. You can now buy a MakerBot model for under $3,000 or a DIY RepRap kit for under $1,000. […]

Best Money Tips: A Pocket-Sized Guide to Financial Success

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on a pocket-sized guide to financial succses, negotiating deals, and sneaky ways to save on rent. Top 5 Articles A Pocket-Sized Guide to Financial Success — Remember to pay your credit card in full on time and try to save 20% of your money. […]

The 5 Best Freezers

A freezer, like a refrigerator, serves to keep food cold to impede the growth of bacteria. Unlike a refrigerator, a freezer keeps food below the freezing point of water — specifically, below 18 degrees Celsius, where food can safely be stored indefinitely. […]

Six Figure Interviews

After announcing the retiree interviews, I'm going to keep the ball rolling and launch yet another real-life finance interview series. This one will be caller "Six Figure Interviews". It will feature readers who have grown their careers (and we all know what I think about this subject) to the point where they are earning at least $100,000 a year. […]