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Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of June 29

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

Safeguard 8: Avoid an Advisor with a Lavish Lifestyle

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. After reading this, you may want to check out my thoughts on how to pick a financial planner. There will always be swindlers masquerading as investment advisors. You can learn to recognize such people by their over-the-top lifestyle. Avoid them at all costs. […]

Ten Pricey Cities that Pay Off

I've gone on record saying that one great money-saving tip is to consider moving to a less expensive city (and I've documented that the reduction in costs more than outweighs the usual loss in salary). Most people hate this advice, but that doesn't stop me since I'm a glutton for punishment. […]

How to Save $200 on Your Car Insurance

Family Handyman magazine suggests in their July/August issue that drivers 55 and over can save $200 a year on car insurance by completing a "senior driver training course." The details: Most insurance companies offer a discount for each driver 55 and older who takes an authorized driver safety education program (some states mandate this discount.) The initial course is eight hours, and some com […]

The Price You Pay for Pride and Prejudice

The following is a guest post from Neal Frankle, CFP from Wealth Pilgrim. A couple weeks ago, I had a post linked to from a popular website and many new readers visited Free Money Finance. Unfortunately, one of them made a comment that was either on the line or over it (depending on your point of view) from a decency standpoint. […]

My Jobs, Pre-College

I've talked a lot about managing your career, so I thought it would be interesting (maybe, maybe not, you decide) for me to detail the jobs I've held in my lifetime, what I gained from each of them, what I learned, how I grew my income, etc. I'll be doing this over a series of posts that will last a couple weeks or so. We'll see how it goes. […]

I Stand Corrected

Found this piece this morning that says Michael Jackson's net worth in 2007 was $236 million. So he either died wealthy or spent a TON of money in two years (who knows, maybe he had stock losses too). […]

Do You Work on the Weekends?

One way to get ahead of the pack and advance your career is to work longer than the average person. This can mean getting in early, staying late, taking work home, or working weekends. Today I'd like to talk about the last option in this list, working weekends. A recent piece from US News brought the topic to mind. […]

Help a Reader: Parking Money

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: My wife and I just sold our house and are walking away with about $26,000.  We are not yet ready to buy our next house for a variety of reasons, and are currently in an apartment. I would like some input on the best place to park the money while we decide our next move.  I am extremely comfortable not having access to the money for 3 months an […]

Last-Minute Tax Savings for College Expenses

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. It's a bit tailored for Virginia residents, but still offers some useful thoughts for the rest of us as well. My youngest will be a first-year student at the University of Virginia this fall. My coauthor Matthew's oldest child is almost two years old. […]