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Americans Continue to be Horrible Savers

Check out this article on America's savings habits. The summary: Nearly six in 10 Americans don't have enough savings to cover a $500 or $1,000 unplanned expense, according to a new report from Bankrate.Powered by Only 41% of adults reported having enough in their savings account to cover a surprise bill of this magnitude. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of March 20

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Barbara Friedberg lists the pros of being a landlord. Poorer than You tells the good news and bad news in personal finance. Mrs. […]

You Can Live in a Great, Inexpensive City

US News lists the best places to live. I liked the list because it listed several places I've lived and I can attest that they are nice to live in. And as you know, I've also lived in inexpensive cities all my life. Put the two together and you discover that you can live in a great, inexpensive city. You don't have to give up quality of life to save money on the cost-of-living. […]

Are Millionaires Smarter than Others?

Money asks if millionaires are smarter than the rest of us.  I changed the title of this post because I'm not one of the "rest of us". :) Anyway, here are their key thoughts: It does seem, in general, that smart people pull down fatter paychecks. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of March 13

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money recommends working the ESI scale to financial independence. Centsibly Rich shares five simple ways to save on gardening. The Wild Wong says you need to negotiate salary increases. Mr Fire Station completed the first year of early retirement. Gen Y Finance Guy is putting $250k to work. Finally, my book of the week is How Much Mo […]

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Here's an interesting article and video about how to keep your brain healthy as you age. The summary: Exercise -- "What's good for the heart is good for the brain." Sleep -- "Your brain cleans itself out during sleep. […]

Free Money Ebooks

Today I have a treat for you -- FREE STUFF! Here are five free ebooks that several personal finance bloggers are offering. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of March 6

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money wants financial writers to publish their net worths. Canadian Budget Binder gives the dangers of role-playing. Wallet Hacks tells how to buy physical gold.  Slowly Sipping Coffee says retiring early creates a perspective shift at work. […]

Retire in Style Outside the US

Here's an interesting piece from the Detroit News. It details people who are retiring outside the US. Why are they doing this? Here are the highlights: “I wanted to find a place where I could afford to live off my Social Security,” she said. […]