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How Much Vacation Time Do You Get?

This piece on vacation days made me want to ask all of you: How much vacation time do you get? The numbers in the article above include both vacation days as well as holidays. Workers in Lithuania and Brazil led the pack with an average of 41 days off per year. […]

Best of Money Carnival Now Up

Here's a post to let you all know that the latest edition of the Best of Money Carnival is up today. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Travel Hacking for Noobs: How We Save Hundreds on Airfare, Get Free Accommodation, & Make Money while Overseas. For the record, I made the carnival myself with my post titled How to Buy a New Furnace and Air Conditioner. […]

How to Make Money as a Soccer Referee

I've suggested that one way to make some extra money is to turn our hobbies into incomes (in fact, this is one of my 11 great ways to earn more money). In addition, I've noted that my son and I had become volunteer soccer referees but were thinking of looking into paid games. […]

Now Even God Takes Credit Cards

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The title of this post is not mine. It's from an MSN Money piece that lists nine places that accept credit cards that you might not expect to do so. On topic for this particular Sunday post, they list both churches as well as a well-known parachurch organization as follows: 2. […]

Eight Steps to Lower Your College Costs

The following is an excerpt from America, Welcome to the Poorhouse: What You Must Do to Protect Your Financial Future and the Reform We Need, courtesy of FT Press, imprint of Pearson. […]

Ten Ways to Make Your Boss Love You (Or Two If You Prefer)

Smart Money lists ten ways to make your boss love you as follows: 1. Put in the Hours -- When It Counts2. Empathize3. Defuse a Bad Situation4. Be a Conduit5. Ask for Help6. Connect the Boss's Way7. Show Initiative8. Be Positive9. Make Like Mini-Me10. Get Your Face Time This is a decent list IMO and if you really want to do all 10 steps, have at it. […]

What I Have to Deal With

I don't write much about the ins and outs of having a blog because I assume most of you don't really care. As long as the site is up and continues to offer updates regularly, that's all that matters. And that's as it should be. After all, if the blog talks too much about blogging, it's not a personal finance blog now is it? […]

Carnivals for the Week of Nov 2

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 the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week (and last -- I was traveling last week and missed this post) and my posts that were included: EDITOR'S CHOICE! […]

How to Get the Best Deal on Cable or Satellite TV

Bible Money Matters has a great piece on how to get the best deal when signing up for cable or satellite TV. He details the process he went through to get a cable package that retails for $84.99/month for only $36.99/month and offers several tips along the way. […]

Americans Not Ready for Retirement

Here's a piece from MarketWatch about how your home equity figures into your retirement plans. But what struck me were these figures on what Americans have saved for retirement: The equity in your home represents a big part of your wealth. […]