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More Couples Taking the Money Over the Wedding

Here's a pleasant trend I didn't know about from the NY Times: According to a Brides magazine survey of about 1,000 engaged women conducted this summer and released Monday, more than half of the respondents said they would take money from their parents in lieu of contributions to the [wedding]. Wow! Really? More than half would take the money instead of the wedding? […]

FMF March Money Madness Brackets Set

At the end of this post is an Excel spreadsheet that contains the brackets for the 2010 version of Free Money Finance March Money Madness (if you're wondering what I'm talking about, click here.) A few things to note about the competition: The games will begin on Monday, January 18 and new ones will be posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through the initial round. […]

Money To-Do Calendar: January

The great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest ends with a list of what financial steps we should take each month. They list the January steps as follows: Organize your tax records. Review the performance of your investments for the prior year. Rebalance your investments. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Jan 4

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. And before I get to this week's roundup, I wanted to say that I have several giveaways going on right now. You can win access to Sound Mind Investing's website and a free copy of You Need a Budget. […]

Five Ways to Save Big

A publisher sent me a copy of SAVE BIG: Cut Your Top 5 Costs and Save Thousands awhile ago. The book's philosophy is that it's not the "latte factor" (small amounts of) spending that kills people, but the big items. That's why they focus on the five BIG ways to save. […]

What We Got for Christmas

I thought it would be fun for me to share what my family got for Christmas (the main items) and have you all do the same. […]

Are You Tracking the Key Financial Measures?

Are you tracking the key financial measures in your life? Or maybe you're wondering what the key financial measures even are. Either way, you'll want to check out my guest post titled Are You Tracking Your Budget, Cash Flow, and Net Worth? today over at Dumb Little Man. […]

FMF Charities Supported in 2009

As many of you know, I give away all the proceeds from Free Money Finance to charity each year. Everything from every sponsor, every affiliate, every sale, every everything. Every single penny goes to charity. With this year's donations, we're now past $200,000 given since this blog started. […]

Top 10 Free Money Finance Posts of 2009

Last year I listed what I thought were my best posts of 2008. I'm continuing that tradition now with what I feel were my top 10 posts of 2009 (listed in countdown order) out of the over 1,100 posts here last year: #10 - How to Make Money as a Soccer Referee - I love sharing unusual ideas for making money, I love telling personal stories, and I love soccer. […]

How's Your Income Stack Up?

Kiplinger asks how your income stacks up and in doing so lists some interesting facts and figures including: A new study from the Department of Agriculture found that nearly 50 million Americans struggled at some point in 2008 to get enough to eat. More than 40 million Americans are officially living in poverty. […]