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Star Money Articles for the Week of November 14

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money details retirement math. Money Mini Blog shares the power of two days in a row.  Financial Panther gets paid to bike around town. Enemy of Debt asks when is bankruptcy necessary. Ten Factorial Rocks says to stop the fear. Patient Wealth covers extreme investing.  Finally, my book of the week is The Whistler. […]

Americans Stink at Saving

Well, it's been some time since I've posted on how bad Americans are at managing their money, so let's get to it today. Here's a piece from Go Banking Rates that lists how much Americans have in savings by state. They begin with this summary: When it comes to saving money, Americans aren't doing a very good job. […]

Make Money on Your Wedding by Selling Spots in It

Ok, so this post is tongue-in-cheek, but it's too hard not to share the article I'll refer to in a minute. Recently we've talked about the cost of weddings and how you could save money by having one on a Thursday. Well, forget about SAVING money on a wedding, let's MAKE money on one!!!! How? […]

Some Good Career Advice from College Career Counselors

US News lists five things college career counselors wish students knew as follows: 1. The career center exists.2. Counselors know you are new at this.3. Professional skills take practice to develop.4. Students must take responsibility for their professional development.5. […]

Reader Profile: RK

Here's an interview with an FMF reader about her financial situation. My questions are in bold italics and her responses follow in black. Let's get started... Please tell us a bit about yourself. I'm a single 34 year old female, still living in the Midwest. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of November 7

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money details the essentials of building wealth. Clever Dude tells how to budget when you’re living in an expensive city (You know, where you live has a big impact on your net worth.) Dough Roller tells how to hold real estate inside an IRA. Be Net Worthy tells how to find a small business to buy.  The Green Swan tells how to build up […]

Why Do We Hate Our Jobs?

Here's an interesting quote from Forbes: Data from Wakefield Research for MOO reveals that about 75% of Americans working a traditional 9-5 job are unhappy or unfulfilled in that role — that’s a bit of a blow to our collective happiness, particularly when you realize that a full 90% of people believe a rewarding and fulfilling job is a major factor in overall happiness. […]

Wealthy Athletes Who Actually Know How to Manage Their Money

Bankrate shares what they call "6 top NFL cheapskates". I call them wise spenders. They list players who: Drives a used 1991 Mazda he bought used Lives close enough to the stadium that he doesn't even need/have a car Focuses on "buying appreciating assets [rather] than depreciating. […]

What's the Best Money Advice You've Ever Received?

US News lists thoughts from several bloggers on the best money advice they've ever received. I thought I'd join this party and add my thoughts as well as ask you yours. I think the best advice I ever received was from the book The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy. The book lists seven common denominators among those who successfully build wealth but the ones th […]

Another Millionaire Couple with Average Income

Following up on You Can Build a Fortune on a Small Income, here's a piece from Dave Ramsey about a couple that didn't make a fortune but became millionaires. Some details: Even though they didn't have a huge salary early on, the pair established their saving goals and then lived a modest, comfortable life year after year. […]