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The Most Important Factors Making People Wealthy

We've detailed what it means to be wealthy (including how they are different from everyone else) as well as financially comfortable as detailed in The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times. […]

How Many Bills Do You Have on Auto-Pay?

One time-saving (and a bit of money-saving too -- stamps do cost something, after all) personal finance tip is to have as many bills as possible set up to auto-pay. This is usually pretty easy to do, as simple as giving the company your credit card and letting them bill it as needed (usually monthly). […]

Any PlayStation 3 Experts Out There?

If anyone reading this blog is very familiar with the PlayStation 3 and is willing to have an email dialogue with me (I have some questions), please leave a comment below with your email in the proper blank (no one will see it but me) and I'll email you. As you might imagine, this has to do with a Christmas gift. :-) […]

Mindless Spending 2: You'll Get By with a Little Help from Your Friends

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Both mindless eating and mindless spending rely on our subconscious need to follow scripts to pace our consumption. Community plays a huge role in regulating our financial destiny--either a path of savings that builds real wealth or a path of spending that leads to impoverishment. […]

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. […]