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Five Steps to Six Figures in Seven Years

Here is a piece I originally wrote for Get Rich Slowly. It's only slightly different than the version there (this version has no comments or editting from JD -- though his additions probably made the piece better.) ;-) Historically, "making six figures" has been to income earners what "becoming a millionaire" has been for those tracking their net worths -- a lofty goal achieved by only a select fe […]

Carnivals for the Week of Nov 16

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How to Define Net Worth

Here are some interesting thoughts from Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire on how to define net worth. Here are the two ways he defines net worth in the book: Augmented net worth is the "traditional" definition -- assets minus liabilities. It includes ALL assets and ALL liabilities. […]

Mindless Spending: Frequency Matters More Than Height

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Dieting and budgeting face similar hurdles in the American lifestyle. Some of us live to eat; others eat to live. Attempting to reduce our spending is every bit as challenging as trying to slim our waistlines. Some shop to live; others live to shop. […]

Gift Catalog Donation Made

Just like we have for the past several years (check out last year's entry for more details on what we do), my family recently completed our annual selections in the Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog. […]

Women Have Unique Financial Needs

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Retirement planning is even more crucial for women than for men. Although most women are married, 85% outlive their husbands and are alone during their last years. Financial planning must address the unique issues facing older women who probably worked fewer years and earned less money than their spouses. […]

25 Guidelines for Living Your New Money Story

The following is an excerpt from The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life and lists 25 guidelines for living your new money story (making your finances what you want them to be.) In the end, your actions are the language in which your money story speaks. […]

How to Graduate from Harvard for $40k or Less

Here's a piece from Personal MBA that tells how to get a degree from Harvard for $40k or less. The highlights: There’s a little-known back door to getting a Harvard degree: the Harvard Extension School. All you need to do to become a student at the Harvard Extension School is pay a course fee and show up. […]

Seven Red Flags for Home Buyers (And an Update on Our Home Search)

Kiplinger lists seven red flags for home buyers as follows: Poor water pressure. Aside from issues of comfort and convenience, low water flow may indicate plumbing problems, such as corroded pipes that will need to be replaced down the road. Ceiling stains. Something’s leaking. Troublesome doors. If you have one bad door, it may simply have been installed incorrectly. […]

Moose Tracks for Thanksgiving?

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 (not sure why I think that, it's just a hunch), I thought I'd suggest you consider some for your upcoming big meal. […]