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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. […]

Money Is a Drug

The following is an excerpt (actually, it's Chapter 1) from Snap Judgment: When to Trust Your Instincts, When to Ignore Them, and How to Avoid Making Big Mistakes with Your Money, published FT Press. In the summer of 2008, Rob Arnott’s research indicated there were problems ahead in the commodities boom. […]

How To Build And Maintain Your Own Budget

The following is a guest post from Jonathan from Master Your Card. It's a basic budgeting piece that many readers of this site will find too simplistic. […]

Matching College Costs and Salaries

Payscale lists the median starting and mid-career salaries for a variety of different college-related attributes including: Colleges Degrees School location I like the fact that more and more of this sort of information is being published. Why? Because it starts to get at the value of a specific degree at a specific college. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Aug 10

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. […]

Investment Strategies Part 5: In Defense of Diversification

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Diversifying your asset allocation among investments with a low correlation can and should reduce your portfolio's volatility and boost your returns. But critics are claiming this strategy is no longer valid. That's because they don't understand the nature of what happened in 2008. […]