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Win a Free Copy of You Need a Budget!

I am giving away a copy of You Need a Budget! We'll start with a testimony from a YNAB user. Here goes: “I have loved using YNAB. For years I was searching for a money program that was more then an elaborate checkbook. Then I found YNAB and couldn’t believe that it did EVERYTHING I always wanted to do for our families finances. […]

Seven Financial Resolutions for the New Year

The following is a guest post from Marotta Asset Management. Financial resolutions usually don't even last until the end of January. Making a permanent change in our behavior requires both time and a steely resolve to keep the practice until it becomes habit and finally character. We can only develop financial character one action at a time. […]

Revisiting the Value of a College Degree

A couple months ago we discussed whether or not a college degree is still worth the cost. My opinion is that it's not worth it if you borrow to the hilt and get a worthless degree. On the other hand, if you make the most out of your college degree, it certainly is worth the time and cost. […]

Best of Money Carnival

Just a note that the first Best of Money Carnival for 2010 is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Personal Life Lessons Learned from Board Games. I made the carnival as well with my post titled Contrarian Thoughts on Charity and Giving. […]

The Four Levels of Sound Mind Investing (And Giveaway!)

The following is a guest post from Christian-based Sound Mind Investing. For more on SMI, see my review of their book and their website. Also check out the end of this post to win a free one-year subscription to their website. At Sound Mind Investing, we believe that to achieve peace of mind in your investment decisions, you must be an initiator, not merely a responder. […]

Help a Reader: Career Direction

Here's an email I received recently from a reader: A little bit of background on me. My wife and I (ages 26 and 27 respectively) have been married going on five years and are pretty conservative with our money. We bought our first home four months ago for 126K (5.375% fixed for 30) to get the home buyer tax credit, and put 20% down to avoid PMI (we were going to buy soon anyway) . […]

Do You Calculate the Amount of Time You Work to Pay for Purchases?

Many of the top personal finance bloggers list Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century as one of their favorite books, so I recently picked up a copy at the library. […]

When You Should and Shouldn't Do Your Own Taxes

Long-time readers know that I have several reasons for using a CPA to do my taxes. Now MSN Money weighs in on the issue of whether or not you should use a tax preparer by saying you should ask yourself these three questions when deciding if you should do them yourself or seek professional advice: 1. Are you prepared to give your taxes your time? […]

The Love of Money

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

10 Steps to Get Back on Track in 2010

In December I received a copy of Start Over, Finish Rich: 10 Steps to Get You Back on Track in 2010 by David Bach -- one of my favorite personal finance authors. […]