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Is Hiring a Career Coach Worth It?

What if something costs you $10,000 but earns you $100,000 in return? Is it a good deal? The answer is -- maybe. CNN Money asks if hiring a career coach is worth it or not. Here's a summary of their answer: A good coach can be helpful if your job search is lagging or you're getting discouraged, Metzler says. Part of his or her job, after all, is to keep you on task. […]

The Difference Between the Wealthy and Everyone Else

I've been reading the book The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times by Jean Chatzky. It's quite fascinating. The skinny on the book is that a comprehensive survey was given to 5,000 people asking hundreds of questions in four main categories: financial attitudes and behaviors, goals, personality, and nonfinancial behaviors. […]

Three Ways to Avoid Overdraft Fees

After I wrote the piece on how debit cards can rack up tons of overdraft fees for users, I saw this piece by Kiplinger that suggests three ways to avoid overdraft fees as follows: Bank at a credit union or small bank. Link to another account. Set up two accounts. […]

Examples of Making Money from Your Hobbies

Turning your hobby into an income is one of my 11 great ways to earn extra money. I've been doing this myself and have a few friends doing the same, so I thought I'd detail those jobs here -- maybe they'll spark some ideas for the rest of you. Here goes: My son and I spent Saturdays in September and October making money as soccer referees. […]

How Tithing Can Transform You

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. As regular readers know, I've written a ton about tithing (more on that later). So when I ran into this summary of the book Tithing: Test Me in This that listed how tithing can transform you -- I had to run with it. […]

How College Students Can Manage Their Future Career

This is a guest post from the Studenomist of Studenomics, a place for college students to prepare for the life ahead when it comes to money and career, without any of the boring stuff. It happens to almost all 20 somethings. […]

From the Ugh Files

Here are some stats I found recently that give us a lot of bad news on how people are managing their money. The highlights (or lowlights if you prefer): 61 percent of workers report they always or usually live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. […]

Anyone Use

Here's a Sound Mind Investing review of, the website where you buy discounted gift certificates to restaurants in your area. Their main conclusion is that the standard offers at can save you a decent amount of money and the special offers can save you a really good amount. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Oct 19

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: EDITOR'S CHOICE! Carnival of Personal Finance - The 5 Stages of Investing Enlightenment  EDITOR'S CHOICE! […]

Another Broke and Unhappy Lottery Winner

Check out this piece from the Washington Post: William "Bud" Post III, 66, whose $16.2 million in lottery winnings brought him debt, despair and heartache, causing the kind of trouble often recounted in country-western songs, died of respiratory failure Jan. 15 at a Pittsburgh area hospital. […]