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The Big Clean

A few weeks ago I took two vacation days off from work and our whole family had some cleaning days. Not the sort of dusting/vacuuming/washing kind of cleaning. […]

Even I Have My Limits

If you've been a long-time reader here at Free Money Finance, you'd probably say that I'm "frugal." You might even say that I'm "cheap." (That’s ok, I can live with it.) :-) People who know me better range in their descriptions of my cost-awareness as well. […]

What Would You Do with a Windfall?

Here's a note I recently received from a reader: Just had a relative come across a $50k windfall after taxes. It had me thinking of what the best thing to do with the money.  This is especially interesting if you are debt free.  How can you make the most out of this? I have a few thoughts on this: 1. $50k is a nice amount to "fall into", but it's not life-changing. […]

Fourteen Tax Management Techniques

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. No one approaches financial planning with the goal of paying more taxes. Tax management, like all financial planning, is based on the premise that small changes made over time can achieve big goals. Good investment returns are important. But over the next few years, comprehensive tax management may reap even greater gains. […]

Making the Most of Gift Cards

MSN Money shares the 11 golden rules of gift card giving as follows: 1. Reduce the cost of gifting. Consumers who previously might have spent $100 on a gift card for a single recipient this year may consider buying a pair of $50 gift cards to take care of two people on their holiday shopping lists. 2. Let gift card dollars go further. […]

Best of Money Carnival Live

Just my weekly note to let you know that this week's Best of Money Carnival is up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, What is the Current Unemployment Rate?  If you're a blogger and are interested in hosting the carnival, please drop me a note. […]

How's Your Giving This Year?

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. We've talked a lot about what the Bible has to say about giving (tithing, giving generously, being a cheerful giver, etc.). […]

Four Options if You Can’t Pay Your Taxes

The following is a guest post from M Davis at Back Taxes Help. With the troubled economy it is becoming very common for individuals and business to not be able to pay their taxes. It is an understandable situation when a taxpayer must use funds to pay for necessities after losing some sort of income or incurring large unexpected expense prior to making their tax payments. […]

What to Tell Your Kids about Their "Rich" Friends

Here are some interesting thoughts from Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire regarding your kids' "rich" friends: What happens when your children attend school and/or interact otherwise with kids who display an abundance of expensive consumer products? Your children are likely to ask you why you do not supply them with the same collection of products. […]