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Free Money Finance is a personal finance blog designed to help readers grow their net worth. The site is over four years old and contains more than 7,000 posts on saving money, making money, investing, planning for retirement, and all other personal finance related topics.

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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. […]

Attention Financial Bloggers: Free Promotion for Your Top Posts and $500 Given to the Charity of Your Choice

Update: Please submit posts with the four pieces of information noted below (in past years, a good percentage has left off the charity). If you do not include everything, you won't be in the competition. I'm already receiving submissions without all the information. […]

Net Worth for the US House of Representatives

Check this out -- it's a list of the net worth of every US House Representative. Quite interesting indeed!!! Two things to note as you look at the list: There's wiggle room. When members of the House file their financial disclosure, they are only required to report approximately how much they have/owe in each account. […]

Why a High Income Often Doesn't Translate into a High Net Worth

Here are some interesting thoughts from Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire on why a high income doesn't often translate into a high net worth: Within the high-income population, occupational status is negatively correlated with net worth. How can this be possible, given the fact that people with high occupational status tend to generate high incomes? […]

Help Me Decide the Best of 2009 -- Your Vote Counts!!!

As many of you know, in addition to Free Money Finance I run a blog carnival that's called the Best of Money Carnival. In order to encourage both hosts and participants to be part of this event, I promised to donate $1,000 to the favorite charity of 2009's best carnival winning post and best host. And now it's time to decide who the winners are. […]

Worth Trying?

In a piece about personal loans making a comeback, SmartMoney says the following: Peer-to-peer, or p2p, lending web sites like and enable consumers to be both borrowers and lenders. […]