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The Relationship between Riches and Wisdom

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The following is an excerpt from Dollars and Doctrine. “The crown of the wise is their riches.” (Prov. […]

Why I Report My Daughter's Babysitting Income to the IRS

The following is a guest post from Carol Topp, CPA. She is the mother of two teenage daughters and runs Teens and Taxes. Typically, income from babysitting does not mean a teenager must file a tax return.  Income from babysitting is typically too low to pay income tax (the threshold in 2009 was $5,700). […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 33-36

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Money Madness and/or click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when […]

Two Views of the Economy

Here's a funny and entertaining piece a friend sent me about two of the major (and conflicting) thoughts on economics. Even an econ neophyte like me found this entertaining, educational, and something that I could grasp. :-) Enjoy!!! If the player doesn't work for some reason, you can view the video here. […]

Think You’re Too Young, Too Old or Too Late to Achieve Your Dreams?

The following is a guest post by Rich Avery from Life Compass Blog. It's not specifically related to personal finance, though his suggestions can apply to money in several different ways. In addition, these thoughts help you think about some life issues that could be more important than money. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Feb 1

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Life Insurance as an Investment

The following is a guest post from Clarifinancial. Is investing in life insurance right for me? The popular media has a problem using life insurance as an investment because they say “buy term invest the difference.” But to a well-trained financial advisor or life insurance agent, that argument might not go far enough. What are the risks and dangers of using life insurance as an investment? […]

Tax Filing Stats

TurboTax offers up this "infographic" about filing your taxes online that has some rather interesting numbers in it. […]

Top Six Mindless Money Wasters

Yahoo lists the top six mindless money wasters as follows: 1. Convenience Stores2. Cell Phone Plans3. Soft Drinks 4. Unnecessary Bank Fees5. Magazines6. Annual Credit Card Fees I guess I must be doing pretty well -- I don't spend money on any of these. At least not much money. here's where I stack up on the list: 1. […]