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Best Money Posts Now Available

Just a quick announcement to let you know that the Best of Money Carnival is up at Mighty Bargain Hunter. This week's winner was Faith-Based or Socially Responsible Investing – Delusions of Righteousness followed by my post titled My Jobs, I Get My Dream Job in second. Lots of great posts there, so check it out. […]

My Jobs, The Dream Job Turns into a Nightmare

Last week I shared some of my career history and left off where I had just accepted my dream job. Today I want to continue this series by giving details on the next position I held. The dream job was everything I had hoped it would be -- lots of great projects, interesting people to work with, a growing company with lots of energy, a bigger title, more money, and on and on. […]

God's Stimulus Plan and Living Below Your Means

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. […]

How Much People Spend on Weddings (And How to Save on Them)

US News talks about how people are dealing with spending on wedding gifts in a tough economy and shares this information on the average amounts spent: According to, friends spend an average of $116 per gift, and family members spend $211. […]

Make More Money by Moving to a Cold Weather Climate

Ok, so the headline of this post is a bit over the top (what's new, huh?). But the concept discussed here is interesting and related to personal finance, so I'm going with it. :-) Here's the summary: New research suggests that higher temperatures can have a damaging effect on the economies of poor countries. […]

Six Money Talks to Have Before You Get Married

US News lists the six money talks to have before you get married as follows: Your credit histories. Whether you want separate or joint accounts. Your long-term financial goals. Your spending styles. Who will do what? How will you respond to needy family members? I think I've mentioned before that my wife and I had NONE of these discussions before we got married. […]

How to Save 42% on Healthcare Costs

With our nation in the throes of a national healthcare debate, I thought I'd highlight this piece that gives the topic a personal finance twist. The NY Times says that obese people spend 42 percent more on healthcare than normal-weight Americans. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Aug 3

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

Another Pet Reminder

I haven't posted on the cost of pets in awhile and had actually grown tired of the topic (haven't I beaten it to death in the past?) Then I get this email from my wife: Our neighbor [name removed] just came over to tell us that their dog [name removed] is in the emergency room.  They returned from vacation to find out that he accidentally ate most of the bottle of his arthritis medication (70 p […]

Make Money As a Career Coach

Smart Money asks if a $1,000 resume can boost your career. What they're getting at is the fact that an ever-growing, expensive array of professional job-hunting services seems to be exploding these days. […]