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Graduate Degrees Raise Income

We've covered the value of a college degree (a few times) as well as the value of an elite college, so it made sense for me to post on this Wall Street Journal piece saying that graduate degrees raise income. […]

Free Money Finance March Madness, Round 1, Posts 1-4

Here we go with the first round of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you wonder what's going on in these posts, see my article announcing March Money Madness and/or click on my March Money Madness category link and scroll down to read all the posts involved in this subject.) I've listed each "game" (one post versus another) in segments along with the wording provided by the author when […]

Win a Free Copy of H&R Block at Home (Formerly TaxCut)!

I've been giving away things like crazy here the past two weeks. Later today I'll name the winners for my latest You Need a Budget and Sound Mind Investing giveaways. […]

Three Easiest Ways to Earn More Money

I Will Teach You to Be Rich lists the three easiest ways to earn more money as follows: 1. Freelancing2. Productizing (creating a product and selling it)3. Getting a higher salary I've covered all of these in one form or another in my list of 11 great ways to earn more money. […]

The Prosperity Gospel

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The following is an excerpt from Dollars and Doctrine. This excerpt and the one next week will deal with what the author calls the two extremes of how Christians view money. […]

A Realistic Look at Investing in Gold Coins

The following article is a guest post by Shaun Connell, a gold coin enthusiast from Learn Gold Coins. If you are going to be a successful investor, then you need to be as realistic as possible. Many people get in trouble with their portfolio because they are too ambitious or they are not looking at the realities of the current market. […]

I Earned Over $800 in Credit Card Rewards in 2009

I had a strange year in 2009 with my cash back credit card rewards. Why was it so unusual? Because I had three different cards as my "main" credit card last year. The details: American Express Blue Cash started the year as my top card. Then they changed their rewards structure so that it was less lucrative, so I bailed on them (as my main card -- I do still use them at Costco). […]

Eight Great Movie Rentals That Will Pay You Back

Kiplinger lists eight (the headline says "10" because two extras are added in the descriptions of the others) great movie rentals that will pay you back (along with what you'll learn) as follows: MAXED OUT: HARD TIMES, EASY CREDIT AND THE ERA OF PREDATORY LENDING (2006) CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (2009) MR. […]

Carnivals for the Week of Jan 11

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. And before I get to this week's roundup, I wanted to say that I have two giveaways going on right now. You can win access to Sound Mind Investing's website and a free copy of You Need a Budget. […]

10 Things Not to Buy in 2010

Smart Money lists 10 things not to buy in 2010 as follows: DVDs Home telephone service External hard drives Smartphone also-rans Compact digital cameras Newspaper subscriptions CDs New college textbooks Gas-guzzling cars Energy-inefficient homes and appliances Here's my take on each of these: 1. I don't think we've purchased more than a few DVDs in our lifetimes. […]