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How to Get Your Resume Read

We've talked a bit in the past about how to make your resume stand out so it's at least read by a human being -- not relegated to the slush pile where it will never see the light of day. In those posts, two readers left especially useful comments that I wanted to share with you all. […]

The Money Back Guarantee

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. […]

Why You May Not Want to Give Over the Phone

In my post titled Off My Giving List, I noted that I don't give to any charity over the phone. But after reading a comment from a reader, I'm wondering if anyone should ever give via phone solicitation. Consider this: I used to work as a telemarketer for non-profits. We were sub-contractors and the MOST we gave any of our charities was 20%. That's correct. […]

How Parents are Saving for College

Here's a study from SallieMae on where American parents stand on saving for college. They surveyed 1,200 parents of children under 18 to find out their thoughts, attitudes, and actions regarding college for their kids. […]

Real-Life Money Saving Story

I love real-life stories/testimonials from readers. Here's one found in a couple comments left by the same reader on my post titled Change Companies, Save Money about the need to shop around for insurance. The first one: I saved $1275 by switching my 2 cars and house from Allstate to Amica. A couple of my neighbors also switched from State Farm and saved $1100 and $1800. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Sept 28

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. For now, here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: EDITOR'S CHOICE! […]

Which Type of Life Insurance is Best for You?

Here are some thoughts from the great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest. They list four considerations to determining which type of life insurance (term or cash value) is best for you as follows: How long you'll need the coverage. If your life insurance needs will decline at some point, term is probably better. […]

Why You Might Need Umbrella Insurance

Here are some thoughts from the great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest. They talk about why we all might need umbrella insurance as follows: Here are some frightening scenarios: Your new-driver daughter borrows your car and promptly rear-ends a Bentley. […]

Asking for Discount Nets Guy $40k

We've talked a lot about how asking for a discount can save us all a bundle of money (and, yes, you can ask at a chain store too). But those suggestions revolved around shopping experiences -- when you were trying to buy something and wanted a cheaper price. […]

Help a Reader: Splitting Household Expenses

Here's a question a reader left here recently on my post titled Marriage and Money: How to Split Up the Money and Bills: I haven't heard anyone speak on second marriages, joint account, husband makes more yearly but brings home less from f/t due to $750 CS mo & ins & loan repayment, yet it's 50/50 living in the house I owned before marriage. […]