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What Professions are Likely to Have High and Low Net Worths?

Here are some interesting thoughts from Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire regarding the professions that have high and low net worths: Highly compensated physicians, attorneys, and managers of public corporations tend to have low wealth indices; that is, they are highly concentrated in the [lower than expected] net worth levels. […]

The Cost of Money

The following is an excerpt from The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life. Mugger: “Don’t make a move, this is a stickup. Now, come on—your money or your life. [long pause] Look, Bud, I said, your money or your life!” Jack Benny: “Give me a minute—I’m thinking it over!” The joke, of course, was that Mr. […]

Have You Ever Taken Risks to Try and Improve Your Career?

If you've been a reader of Free Money Finance for more than 15 seconds you've heard me talk about the importance of managing your career. […]

How to Become Wealthy

Here are some interesting thoughts from Stop Acting Rich: ...And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire on how to become wealthy: If you want to become wealthy [the way other wealthy people have], live in a neighborhood where your household is among the top income generators. For example, what if your household's total realized income is in, say, the high five figures? […]

Best of Money Carnival Now Available

Just a heads-up that the Best of Money Carnival is now up. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Abysmal Survey Results: Americans Don’t Understand Basic Financial Concepts. […]

Steps To Grow Your Net Worth When You Don't Make A Six Figure Income

The following is a guest post from Danny Kofke, author of How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a Teacher's Salary. It seems everywhere we look these days, we see something telling us how bad the economy is and how tough times are.  I agree that for some this is true but, from personal experience, you can still live a wealthy life on a moderate income. My name is Danny Kofke and I am a school t […]

Opportunities Lost

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. In the past we've discussed what Christians believe about giving (and how much -- or should I say how little -- they actually give). On a related note, I've even asked if our welfare state is a result of Christians not living up to their calling to give to the poor and needy. […]

A Great Money Question

Here's a great money question (preceded by a fill-in-the-blank statement) from page 209 of The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life: 1. My current annual income is $_________________ 2. […]

How to Become a Billionaire

Forbes recently looked at the lives of several ultra-wealthy individuals and came up with this list for how to become a billionaire: Their parents had a high aptitude for math. They were born in September. They were either college drop-outs or went to Yale. They worked at Goldman Sachs. All strikes for me -- no wonder I'm not a billionaire. […]

FMF Policy on Ads and Affiliate Programs

On December 1 the FTC's new "guidelines" on blogger endorsements go into effect. In their usual style of being as unhelpful as possible, the government left the guidelines fairly vague so each blogger has to figure out what to say, how to say it, and so on. […]