October 3, 2013

Society’s Hands

In a week filled with news about the Affordable Care Act and government shutdowns, it seems appropriate to step back for a moment and look at the bigger picture of all of this. Regardless of your feelings on the Affordable Care Act and whether it’s a law that should stay on the books, as a program, it provides access to health care to some people who would otherwise be unable to acquire or afford […]

Reader Mailbag: Family Visits

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. Car upgrade question 2. Two dollar bills 3. Homeschooling costs 4. Rewarding academic excellence 5. Preparing for coming child 6. Leaving behind a family heirloom 7. Bill arrangements and guilt 8. […]

College degrees expensive but also really valuable

Claes BellWe hear a lot these days about the crushing burden of college debt on today’s college graduates. But one thing that’s tougher than having to deal with the rapidly rising cost of college and skyrocketing student loan debt is the financial burden of not going to college at all. […]

A wine guide for frugal folks

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. Kim and I first connected on a wine tour 18 months ago. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that we’ve continued to build our relationship over glasses of chardonnay and carménère and (especially) Champagne. […]

6 Reasons You're Not a Millionaire

In 2012, Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart was officially declared the richest woman in the world, boasting assets of more than $26 billion. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 10/3

Pacific Play Tents 2 in 1 Grocery Store & Puppet Theater Tent 45.99 (down from 99.99) - Mesh panels, windows and tunnel ports with rollup flaps. Easy cleaning with a damp cloth and mild soap. […]

8 Quotes to Inspire Your Dream Career

Maybe you're sitting at work right now, bored out of your wits and struggling for motivation. Don't feel too guilty about it; you're in good company. In fact, most of the people around you probably feel the same way, at least according to a Gallup poll released in June. It found that 70% of American workers are not "engaged" in their work. […]

Best Money Tips: Becoming Debt Free

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on becoming debt free, the ten commandments of personal finance, and your guide to Obamacare. Top 5 Articles Guide to Becoming Really, Really, Ridiculously Debt Free — To become debt free, start by listing all your debts, their balances, and their interest rates. […]

Don't Make These 5 Laptop-Buying Mistakes

Shopping for a new laptop can be fun and exciting, but don't let that cloud your judgment, or you may end up with a shiny new piece of technology that costs too much, weighs too much, and does too little. Before making your next laptop purchase consider these "don'ts" of buying a laptop, and you can avoid one of the most common, financially costly mistakes made by consumers. […]