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Always Do the Math

We recently joined a very nice local pool (near our home, at an area high school, Olympic-sized pool with a smaller, warm-water pool too, inside, etc.) We had been going there quite a bit over a two-week period (at $6.50 a pop for our family) and decided we'd take the plunge on a membership to save ourselves money. […]

Cheap Home Security Options

Our neighborhood homeowner's association has a Yahoo group where neighbors post everything from party-at-the-park announcements to ideas on how to handle speeders in the neighborhood. A couple weeks ago, someone posted that there were a series of thefts in our area. […]

Best of Money Carnival Up and Going

The Best of Money Carnival #14 is now up and full of 10 great personal finance posts. This week's winner was Motivation to Reduce Debt. I had an entry make it as well -- my post titled My Jobs, The Blame’s on Me. Stop by and check out the posts if you're interested in the best money pieces from the past week. […]

My Jobs, An Interesting Transition

Last week I shared some of my career history and left off when my company had a big downturn. Today I continue this series by giving details on the next position I held (which is also the current job I hold.) As you recall, the company was doing poorly at a key time period and the blame was being placed on my shoulders. […]

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Thinking of the Poor

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about Proverbs 19:17: He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. Of course, we've always had poor people in the world, but for some reason the current economic crisis has elevated their plight in my mind. […]

Making Money Off a Hobby

Turning your hobby into an income is one of my 11 great ways to make more money. […]

Homeless Man Leaves Behind $4 Million

Here's an interesting story from NPR about a homeless man that died recently and left an estate of $4 million to friends and charities. In case it's not obvious, here's what stuck out to me: He was worth $4 million. He was homeless. The piece ends by saying that what makes one person happy is not the same thing that makes another happy -- something I agree with 100%. […]

Are You a Money Risk Taker?

Here's a quiz from Yahoo that helps you determine whether or not you're a risk taker when it comes to managing your money and your career. The test is not really spot on IMO (a couple of the answer options seem a bit odd to me), but it was a fun way to pass five minutes so I thought I'd share it with you all. […]

The Best Way to Produce Your Resume

WalletPop gives what I consider to be some good advice on the best way to produce your resume. Specifically, they suggest: Resumes should be printed on heavy, quality paper with a crest watermark, and sent in envelopes with the same letter crest to distinguish your resume from anyone else's, he said. […]