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Help a Reader: Saving Too Much?

Here's a comment/question recently left on my post titled How Much of Your Salary You Need to Save: At age 25, I try to save $1000 every month. This is a very rigid plan considering it's about 30% of my monthly income (after tax). I also have rent, Roth, foods, insurance and other things to pay up for - which counts to be less than $2,000/month. […]

There's Still Time for Charitable Giving

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. The markets are up, and yet most nonprofits are still struggling financially. If you are charitably inclined, there's still time for end-of-year giving. Charities are hit especially hard during tough economic times. They face reduced giving and often greater needs. […]

Contrarian Thoughts on Charity and Giving

The following is a guest post from Free Money Finance reader Mike Hunt (someone whom I admire and respect – he regularly shares his wisdom in the comments.) That said, I generally disagree with the following tone and nature of this post and am not sure it’s even factually accurate in spots (such as in point #1 below.) But this blog has always been about highlighting and discussing different viewpo […]

The Proper Understanding of God’s Ownership of “Our” Money

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The following is an excerpt from Dollars and Doctrine. “The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all it contains, You have founded them.” (Ps. […]

Help a Reader: Paying a Babysitter

Here's a question left recently on my post titled How Much Do You Pay Your Babysitter?: I need an opinion, I need a sitter 21.5ish hours a week for my 18-months-old son and 8 of those hours he's sleeping. She doesn't have to bathe or put him to bed. Just dinner and a snack and to play with him. The current sitter I have is a 15-year-old high school student that I pay $60 a week. […]

Merry Christmas

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 Merry Christmas to all!!!!!!! […]

The Snack Police

Anyone remember my posts on whether or not it's right to bring food into a movie theater? If not, here they are for your enjoyment: Is it Ethical to Sneak Food/Drink into a Movie Theater?  My Theater Responds Now SmartMoney tells us that AMC has stopped letting people bring food into their theaters. […]

Don't Forget to Sign Up

Just a reminder to sign up for the copy of You Need a Budget I'm currently giving away. I'll be offline most of tomorrow through the weekend and just wanted to be sure everyone who wants a chance to get one has that chance. […]

Going John Galt

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. This could be a controversial post (as many are from Marotta) since it deals with politics, so please keep the debate civil.  If you're not an economist, you may vastly underestimate the negative impact of taxes on the U.S. economy. […]