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Marley's Ghost Was Haunted by Regret

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Some may find it a bit "preachy", but I think his main messages (as I read it) of "money isn't everything" and "be sure to give back to others" are worthwhile. "Marley was dead." That's how Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" begins. Jacob Marley, dead exactly seven years to the day, is the real ghost in the story. […]

The Wealthy Aren't Who You Think They Are

I saw this picture on PostSecret not too long ago. It reads: My friends and relatives think I'm poor or stingy because I drive a clunker and own old appliances. Ha! I've given 400G to charities, helping to restore sight to thousands. And I keep doing it! This reminded me of a few things: 1. […]

The Wealthy Aren't Who You Think They Are

I saw this picture on PostSecret not too long ago. It reads: My friends and relatives think I'm poor or stingy because I drive a clunker and own old appliances. Ha! I've given 400G to charities, helping to restore sight to thousands. And I keep doing it! This reminded me of a few things: 1. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Dec 14

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: Be sure to enter my You Need a Budget giveaway! Also, please vote in the Best of Money Carnival contest. […]

How to Give When You Can't Afford To

Money magazine lists 13 creative ways to maximize your charitable impact without writing a huge check as follows: Maximizing Your Own Resources Dish out professional know-how, not just soup. Clean out the garage, attic, basement... Put your plastic to work. Plenty of credit cards promise to send a particular charity a cut of whatever you charge. Pick the right bank. […]

Great Thoughts on Thank You Notes

Here are what I consider to be some great thoughts on post-interview thank you notes from the Personal Branding Blog: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’ve never hired a candidate who didn’t send a thank you note after our interview. As a hiring manager, it’s just one simple way to compare my top candidates. […]

Best Christmas Presents

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management.  Many people spend more during the holiday season than they can afford. Guilt or shame drives them to put too many big-ticket items under the tree. But the satisfaction is both short-lived and shortsighted. Understanding the economics of gift giving may help you decide when and what to buy for Christmas. […]

Moose Tracks for the Holidays?

As many of you know, Moose Tracks ice cream has been a sponsor of Free Money Finance from day one. And since you're likely a week or so away from some sort of feasting, I thought I'd suggest you consider some for your upcoming holiday celebration. Or perhaps to ring in the new year! […]

Four Things I Like About Quicken

I've mentioned several times that I use Quicken to manage my personal finances and have done so for years. […]