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Help a Reader: Investing in Real Estate

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I am married with a 4 year old daughter and a 6 month old son. I will be turning 29 next week. For 28.5 of those years, I was a complete spendthrift with the attitude of "why make money if you can't spend it." Today, I can give you roughly 29,250 reasons why (that's not even counting student loans!). […]

A Real-Life Financial Meltdown

Here is a story about friends of ours (no, they don't read this blog and neither does anyone that knows them). It's a combination of bad luck, terrible timing, an historic market drop, and poor decisions. Here are the details: We had friends from our neighborhood that lived a modest lifestyle similar to ours. […]

The 5 Stages of Investing Enlightenment

The following is a guest post from Retirement Savior. I found this piece especially insightful since these are the exact stages I went through (many, many years ago.) Have you experienced the stages to becoming an ideal investor? It is not difficult to learn the tricks of the trade if you put forth diligent effort. For many people, it follows a common pattern of 5 stages: 1. […]

Help a Reader: Getting Needed Experience

I recently received the following email from a reader: Sorry for this extremely long email but I have found your blog very helpful and am not sure where else to go for great advice. I’m at the stage where I am wanting to take the next step in my career but am unsure of how to go about it, given the current employment market. […]

10 Great Posts

Just wanted to let you all know that the latest Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Goals Are the Gateway to Financial Success. Check it out if you're interested in some great personal finance reading. […]

Budgeting with YNAB

The following is a guest post from Nate Williams, a CPA who works with You Need a Budget. […]

The Basics Will Make You Rich

Here are some thoughts from the great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest. […]

Christian Money Blogs

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. I write about the Bible and Money on Sundays, but there are tons of blogs that cover the two every single day. Today I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of them. […]

10 Ways to Lower Your Taxes

Here's a list of 10 ways to lower your taxes from Kiplinger: 1. Boost your 401(k) contributions.2. Make the most of your flexible spending account. 3. Buy a house. 4. Buy a car.5. Sell losing investments. 6. Maximize your tax credits and deductions. 7. Pay college bills. 8. Give to a charity. 9. Max out tax breaks for the self-employed.10. […]

Four Documents You'll Need as Part of Your Estate Plan

Here are some thoughts from the great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest. […]