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Free Money Finance is a personal finance blog designed to help readers grow their net worth. The site is over four years old and contains more than 7,000 posts on saving money, making money, investing, planning for retirement, and all other personal finance related topics.

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Get 5% Cash Back at Costco with Chase Freedom

Just a note to all of you who carry the Chase Freedom Visa credit card (a key card to use to earn thousands in rewards cash) that beginning today and through the rest of the year, you can earn 5% cash back at Costco. Here are the details: Chase announced that Chase Freedom® Visa cardholders can earn 5% cash back on wholesale club purchases through the end of the year. […]

Americans Stink at Money Management

Here's a post that asks How Wise Are We With Money? The answer: not wise at all. Some key highlights (or lowlights, if you prefer): 3 in 10 have a long-term savings plan 2 in 3 adults don't have a budget 33% don't pay their bills on time 3 states require a personal finance class to graduate high school As we've seen over the years here at FMF, this is just the tip of the iceberg. […]

Selling Your Home Without a Realtor in 2016: A Guide for the Motivated Property Seller

The following is a guest post from Sacha Ferrandi. He has spent the last 12 years funding real estate investments and building his real estate lending firm. As Founder and Principal of Source Capital Funding Inc., Sacha is an expert in both residential and commercial real estate. Looking to make a move soon? […]

What's Your Top Financial Regret?

Here's an interesting piece where people are listing their top financial regrets. Included in the list: Buying a house too early Being too financially conservative Getting a payday loan Marriage (ha!) Not buying real estate in 2008 Start saving earlier Four of these are on the list of ten worst money mistakes anyone can make (#7, #5, #4, #3). […]

Posts of the Week

Here's my weekly dose of interesting articles from around the web: Dreaming of a Vacation Home In Retirement? Here's a Reality Check -- I used to want a vacation home. Then I thought of all the expense, maintenance, and on and on. It really seems like more of a hassle than anything. […]

Requests Every Day

I'm still getting emails requesting access to the new blog. So, as promised, I'm posting here again until no one asks for the site's address. If you want an email sent to you with my new site listed, simply leave a comment below like "please send me the URL to your new site". Include your email address in the email box when you leave your comment. […]

Posts of the Week: Living on Nothing, Dividend Investing, Financial Freedom, and Retiring Abroad

Here's my weekly dose of interesting articles from around the web: Here's a contradiction. First, there's This Is What It’s Like To Live On $2 A Day about how hard it is to live on $2 per person per day. Then there's Heidemarie Schwermer, Who Doesn’t Need Money, a piece about a woman who doesn't use money at all. […]

Index Funds, Retiring Early, and Real Estate Investing

Here's my weekly dose of interesting articles from around the web: Warren Buffett’s Bet with Hedge Funds - Here's the quote from the Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Buffett showed a chart comparing the cumulative returns of the two sides of the bet since 2008. As of the end of 2015, the S&P 500 index fund had a cumulative return of 65.7%, outdoing the hedge fund team’s 21.9% return. […]

New Posts at FMF

Here's something that FMF fans might be interested in... As many of you know, I have started a new website. On that site, I post more in-depth articles. They are longer than what was usually posted on FMF and generally much more detailed. […]

Emails Keep Coming

It's been almost two months since I posted here last and I'm still getting emails requesting access to the new blog.  So, as promised, I'm posting here again until no one asks for the site's address. If you want an email sent to you with my new site listed, simply leave a comment below like "please send me the URL to your new site". […]