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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: “16 months after starting YNAB, I am debt free (since the 7 month mark). I have no credit cards and am just shy of $7,000 in the bank.” Good stuff, huh? Here's how the giveaway will work: 1. All you need to do to enter is to leave any comment on this post. […]

Help a Reader: How to Invest

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I think I'm doing fairly well with my personal finances but I'm also still very uncertain about them.  I think my main problem is that I'm not sure how much risk I am willing to take on, and I'm not certain about what I want to do with my money in the future. I am 24 and graduated from college and started working full time in January 2008.  My […]

How's Your Holiday Spending This Year?

A recent poll in USA Today asked what holiday shoppers are planning on spending this year. The results: 11% said they were going to spend more than in 2008 59% said they were going to spend the same as in 2008 30% said they were going to spend less than in 2008 Personally, we're planning on spending about the same as last year. […]

The Worst Money Stories I've Heard

About 15 years ago or so my wife and I became financial "coaches" for a church-based organization designed to help people having financial trouble. […]

Best of Money Carnival Now Available

Just a note to let you know that this week's Best of Money Carnival is now up. If you're looking for 10 great personal finance posts, be sure to check it out! […]

Where to Give?

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. […]

Stating the Obvious

I think this post will be mostly stating the obvious, but it's been awhile since I talked about this issue, so here goes. The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times talks about the negative impact smoking can have on your finances. […]

Update on Jim Nantz

Ok, this is a bit old (I have been posting ahead a bit since vacation is looming), but I wanted to follow-up on my post listing money lessons from sports announcer Jim Nantz. Here's a summary of the divorce decree: CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz must pay $916,000 yearly in alimony and child support to his ex-wife and give up their Connecticut home under terms of a newly issued divorce decree. […]

Stars Who Have Lost Fortunes

Here's a list of stars who have lost fortunes. Or, in other words, people who have earned a ton of money, spent all of it and more, and are now in financial trouble. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Dec 7

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