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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. […]

Eight Ways to Avoid Wasting Gift Cards

Well, we got some more gift cards/certificates for Christmas this year including: Another Macy's gift card  Gift certificates for KFC (bad for me, but tastes so good) ;-) Visa gift cards that can be used anywhere iTunes gift cards Including what we  have carried over from 2009, we're now managing balances of some sort (some are very low) on about ten different cards or so. […]

Win a Free Copy of You Need a Budget!

I am giving away a copy of You Need a Budget! We'll start with a testimony from a YNAB user. Here goes: “I have loved using YNAB. For years I was searching for a money program that was more then an elaborate checkbook. Then I found YNAB and couldn’t believe that it did EVERYTHING I always wanted to do for our families finances. […]

Seven Financial Resolutions for the New Year

The following is a guest post from Marotta Asset Management. Financial resolutions usually don't even last until the end of January. Making a permanent change in our behavior requires both time and a steely resolve to keep the practice until it becomes habit and finally character. We can only develop financial character one action at a time. […]