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How to Save Money on Moving

The following is a guest post from Tim Johnson, Managing Editor at Relocation.com. With some American cities starting to resemble a setting from a Dickens novel, more and more people are willing to pull up stakes and move to take a new job, or move to a place with better job opportunities. […]

Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets to Free Meals

The following is an excerpt from Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel: 100 Dirty Little Money-Grubbing Secrets and is reprinted with the permission of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. […]

Where to Invest Your Time to Get the Best Pay-Off

I've been reading Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest, a great personal finance book IMO. Over the next week or two I thought I'd share parts of it with you and add my  comments to what the author says. Today, I want to highlight what he says about the value of your career. […]

Lending to Friends

Wise Bread brings up the age-old issue of borrowing from friends (or, looking at it from the other way, lending to friends.) Either end of the transaction is a potential friend-ending move, so let me give you my thoughts on how to handle the issue: Borrowing from friends -- Don't do it. […]

Carnival Up

Just wanted to let you know that the latest Best of Money Carnival is up. As usual, it features 10 great personal finance posts including the winner, Should You Buy It? A Flowchart for Evaluating Potential Purchases. […]

Wealth Doesn't Require a High Income

I've been reading Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest, a great personal finance book IMO. Over the next week or two I thought I'd share parts of it with you and add my comments to what the author says. Today, I want to highlight a paragraph where he refers to studies about millionaires and says the following: Wealth doesn't require a high income. […]

Always Check the Cost-of-Living Before Taking a New Job

Most people look at compensation (of course!) before taking a new job -- comparing what they make at their current job versus what they would make in the new one. Some simply compare base salary versus base salary -- big mistake! […]

How to Make Up for Being Ugly

I've posted previously that attractive people make more money (as do tall, "wise", and appropriately dressed people.) Kiplinger recognizes this fact as well and suggests how to compensate if you're less than pleasing to the eye. Their suggestions: Don't skimp on self-development. If you have mediocre skills, that’s strike two. […]

Who's the Most Generous?

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The Wall Street Journal lists 14 people who gave away at least $1 billion. […]

Change Companies, Save Money

In the September issue of Consumer Reports, they list the following statistic: 53% -- Respondents in our survey who switched companies and got a cheaper rate [on homeowners insurance]. Does this shock anyone? This is why I regularly recommend shopping around for insurance -- be it car insurance, life insurance, or, in this case, homeowners insurance. You can literally save a bundle doing this. […]