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How to Get Consumer Reports Online Access for Free

Here's a simple money saving tip that I hit on recently. Some of you probably figured this out a long time ago, but for me it was a very nice discovery. I've been a subscriber to Consumer Reports magazine for years, and even subscribed to their website for some time. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Nov 30

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. For now, here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: EDITOR'S CHOICE! […]

One Thing that Sets Wealthy People Apart

Here are some interesting thoughts from Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire on one thing that sets wealthy people apart from the pack: One of the things that set wealthy people apart from others is that they have a wide variety of interests and activities. […]

Is This a Viable Way to Save Money When Buying from an Infomercial?

In a piece about the secrets of telemarketing from an industry insider, they say the following about buying from an infomercial: We used simple circle talking techniques to trick people into buying our product. In the infomercial it was $120. We had a list of people that called the number from the infomercial but didn't buy the product. We called them back and offered the same product for $45. […]

Is There a Difference Between Holiday Help for Presents Versus Holiday Help for Food?

This piece from my local TV station discusses how people can get "holiday financial help." As you watch the piece they clearly note that they're talking about two different types of assistance: help for buying presents and help for buying food.   In past years, we've participated in various programs that provided toys for children from less fortunate families. […]

The Greatest Detriment to Building Wealth

Here are some interesting thoughts from Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire on why your home has so much of an impact on your wealth: What we don't realize is that the true cost of living in certain homes and neighborhoods is unseen but truly devastating. I believe the greatest detriment to building wealth is our home/neighborhood environment. […]

More on Staying Fully Invested

We recently talked about the importance of staying fully invested in the stock market (assuming you have a long term investment horizon) so you don't miss the ride up once the market recovers from a drop. […]

Another Wealthy Athlete is Broke (and Nick Cage Update)

Here are a couple related situations -- people making a ton of money, spending like crazy, and going broke. The first one is former Boston Celtics star Antoine Walker. The details: In 12 years, Antoine Walker made more than $110 million playing professional basketball moderately well. […]

Money To-Do Calendar: December

The great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest ends with a list of what financial steps we should take each month. They list the December steps as follows: Set up self-employed retirement plans. Sell losing investments in taxable brokerage accounts. Consider a Roth IRA conversion. […]

Playing Good Defense is the Key to Getting Rich

Here are some interesting thoughts from Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire: Most people will never earn $10 million in their lifetime, let alone in any single year. In fact, most households are unlikely to ever earn even $200,000 or more annually. Currently only about 3 percent of American households are in that category. […]