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Classic FMF, Part 1

I'm on my last vacation of the summer over the next few days and FMF will be taking a break with me. However, I thought I would highlight my most-often-referred to posts, "classic Free Money Finance" if you prefer, once each day while I'm gone as a refresher before we get back to our regular programming next week. […]

We Got Cable TV

Yesterday I shared that we recently purchased a new TV. Well, we also knocked another item off our list of stuff to buy shortly thereafter -- we got cable TV. Here's a quick run-down of our cable-related decisions/activities: Those of you who have antennas know that the switch to digital hasn't been all that great. […]

Help a Reader: Asking for a Raise

Here are some questions a reader recently left as a comment on FMF: I worked as a teacher for several years, but now I'm going back to school full time, so I've been searching for a job that will grant me flexibility to attend daytime classes. I found a job with a private company as a primary tutor/educational consultant. The hours are flexible, but of course they require nights and weekends. […]

When Work and Money Collide

Ever had personal finance related issues seep their way into your work-life? I've had several, but three standout in my mind: We'll start with a story from my very first job out of college. I was given a company credit card and told to use it for business-related expenses. I still had to fill out an expense report, get reimbursed, and pay off the card, so I considered it my card. […]

We Bought a TV

Consider our list of stuff to buy shorter by one item -- we finally purchased a TV. We were slowed a bit by our trip to Niagara Falls (we kinda knew what we wanted just before the trip but packing, etc. just got too hectic the week or so before we left), at the start of August we pulled the trigger. […]

Life or Debt? 41 Financial Calculators for Major Life Decisions

The following is a guest post from debt management company MyCESI.org. Debt happens. But it doesn't always have to... Being prepared for your major life decisions - and the sometimes unexpectedly high costs they bring - can put you a long way towards reducing or even avoiding debt altogether. […]

10 Great Posts

This week's Best of Money Carnival #12 is posted and features 10 great articles. The winner was a great piece titled What Yoda Taught Me About Money Mastery. Check it out for some great reads! […]

My Jobs, The Dot Com Bubble Bursts

Last week I shared some of my career history and left off where I my dream job had turned into a nightmare and I wanted out. Today I continue this series by giving details on the next position I held. After biding my time for two years, working hard and yet still wanting a new job, opportunity came knocking. […]

Storing Treasures in Heaven

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Here's a piece by Robert Morris (author of the excellent book The Blessed Life: The Simple Secret of Achieving Guaranteed Financial Results) called God's Stimulus Plan. […]

The Scoop on Credit Card-Branded Gift Cards

I've been wondering about the pros and cons with credit card-branded gift cards -- like those offered from Visa and MasterCard -- and what's the catch with them. I've received a few as gifts, had a couple sent to me as part of rebates on items I've purchased, and even seen my local grocery store offer $5 free with the purchase of one. […]