September 29, 2013

Loosening Up After Getting Out of Debt and More Articles

Editor’s note: A few times a month, Lance from Money Life and More will stop by to share some of the best articles from across a variety of publications, including other blogs and mainstream media. It may seem like I’ve fallen off the face of the earth here on Consumerism Commentary over the last two months and I apologize for that. […]

New Kinds of Victory Gardens

Victory Garden Program. Secretary Plowing Boston Common 04/11/1944. Courtesy U.S. National Archives. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of victory gardens. […]

Mistakes – and Successes – of the Week

As I’ve mentioned many times, I spend an hour or two each weekend simply reflecting on my life and goals. I look ahead, not only at the following week, but at long term goals as well, and I ask myself whether I’m on the right track with them. At the same time, I look back over the week, clear out any little tasks left undone, and spend some time reflecting on those days. […]

Let your car insurance company spy on your driving?

There are big changes in the way car insurance gets priced coming, and you’ve got a chance to get in on them now. Question is, do you want to? All the information car insurers have collected on you in the past — your age, your credit score, whether you’re married, whether you made the honor [...]Let your car insurance company spy on your driving? […]

Reader Story: Free at last

This guest post is from Mary Newcome. 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. I remember what it was like to live in my first apartment at age 17. […]