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Do Financial Journalists Really Know Anything?

Call me picky, but articles like this rub me the wrong way. In particular, get this quote: For those of you making more than $250,000, I regret to inform you yet again: Yes, you are indeed rich—any way you slice it. Well, not exactly. And it makes me want to read nothing else this guy has to say. Why? […]

FMF Reader Asks for a Discount and Saves $1,200 a Year!

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: Thanks to you and your website, I have a recent positive experience that I thought you might appreciate.  I have lived in the same duplex and have been a very good tenant for about the last 2 years. […]

Save Money by Shipping Your Luggage

Kiplinger suggests you can save money by shipping your luggage (versus paying for the bag fees many airlines are charging these days.) Their thoughts: You may be able to save money by shipping your luggage rather than checking it in the next time you fly. The idea might sound absurd. […]

Free Money Finance March Money Madness, Round 1, Posts 53-56

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 t […]

Deadly Mistakes on the FAFSA Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars in Financial Aid

The following is a guest post from Manuel Fabriquer at College Planning ABC. It's time to fill out federal financial aid forms, preferably online. Families often think they will not qualify for financial aid and filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is too much of a hassle. […]

Is It Risky to Buy a Toyota?

When I recently gave an update on our shopping list, I noted that I'll probably be getting a new car in the fall (and starting the shopping process this summer.) At that point, the leading candidate was a Toyota Highlander. […]

What Your Boss Wants You to Do

The following is an excerpt from Indispensable By Monday: Learn the Profit-Producing Behaviors that will Help Your Company and Yourself by Larry Myler. In March of 2009, I teamed up with VitalSmarts to create a survey that would establish the value of certain profit-producing behaviors. […]

Help a Reader: Finances and Fertility

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: My husband and I have been saving for our future children in a 529 for a while.  Currently we have about 6K in an account.  We are both 30.  We take home about 4K a month combined, I am a teacher and he works for the government, and have managed to save about 95K in retirement accounts, 28K in savings, and 30K in investments over our 6-8 workin […]

Is It Possible to Beat the Market?

The following is a guest post from Paul Williams of Provident Planning. The simple answer is yes - it is indeed possible to beat the market. People do it every day. I'm sure you've heard stories from friends or family members who have a market-beating stock broker or financial adviser. Maybe your uncle got a 150% return from his stock picks last year. […]