November 22, 2013

Twenty Simple Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season

Thanksgiving. Hanukkah. Christmas. The holiday season can be painfully expensive, with gifts and meals and beverages and snacks and lodging and travel revolving around many of us. With all of those incidental expenses floating around, there are also a lot of ways to save money. […]

Ask the Readers: Best Banks of 2013 — Do you agree with Money magazine?

Banking is something Get Rich Slowly readers take very seriously. While it can seem like a 0.85 percent to 0.90 percent APY isn’t anything to get excited over, that’s more than 4x the current national average of 0.18 percent APY (according to the MoneyRates Index, a sampling of 100 banks that includes the top 50 retail banks by total deposits and 50 smaller banks). […]

Kathleen, October 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. […]

The Fear of Spending

When my financial ship ran aground in 2006, the cause of it was glaringly obvious. We were spending too much money. Naturally, our response was to fix that problem. We tightened our spending. We sold off some of our wasteful purchases. We took a serious look at every single financial move we made, whether it was spending a penny or spending $50. It worked. […]

Gamers line up for new gaming consoles despite tough economy

Claes BellForget the hemming and hawing about price, forget the crummy economy and high unemployment rate — lots of people are going to buy the new gaming consoles that came out this month. […]

9 Gifts to Give the Neighbor You Like

Finding gifts for neighbors is notoriously difficult. First, you have to decide if you're giving neighbors a gift. If so, which neighbors will you give a gift to? Then you have to decide what to get them. I can't help you decide the first two questions — those are personal to you. But if you're looking for gift ideas, here are some of my favorite gifts for neighbors. […]

5 Best Amazon Deals for Friday 11/22

60% Off Transcend Flash Memory, Flash Drives, and Hard Drives - Today only, enjoy special savings on the select SDHC memory cards, USB flash drives, microSD cards, and hard drives from Transcend. 45% Off Energizer Max Alkaline Batteries - Today only, save up to 45% on select 34-packs of Energizer Max Alkaline batteries. […]

Spare change: The “I wear your granddad’s clothes” edition

This article is by staff writer April Dykman. Readers, you’re about to witness me use dated vocabulary, talk about gas prices, and reveal my love of the elbow patch. You might wonder if it’s actually me, a gal who wasn’t alive for the Carter administration, and not a curmudgeonly old man. […]

Best Money Tips: Letting Go of Financial Stress

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on letting go of financial stress, Black Friday deals from the biggest stores, and avoiding binge-shopping. Top 5 Articles Letting go of financial stress — Let go of financial stress by letting go of perfection and setting aside time each week to tackle financial issues. […]

Reader Profile: GF

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. […]