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A Final Reminder

If you haven't signed up for my giveaway newsletter, now's a good time to do so. I'm putting the finishing touches on the November issue and we've got lots of great prizes! They include a $50 SmartyPig gift card, three copies of Quicken personal finance software, one copy of You Need a Budget software and one box of books containing eight personal finance books. […]

Portfolio Recommendation Beats S&P 500 by 9.4%

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. For those of you interested, I have a similar, though not exact, investing strategy to the one he details below. Exactly a year ago I encouraged you to avoid another lost decade in the markets. I recommended a specific balanced portfolio that today is beating the S&P 500 by 9.4%. […]

Why You Shouldn't Buy Tires at Costco

I've now purchased two sets of car tires from Costco. They are great tires (Michelin) at the best prices I could find anywhere. The first set lasted as advertised and I had no problems with them or the service at Costco. But the second set has been a bit different. Not with the tires themselves, but with the service from Costco. It's so bad that it's making me re-think my future tire decisions. […]

Keep Yourself Healthy

I have a whole category titled More Important than Money. It's where I keep all my posts on the things more important than money -- things like your family, time, and your health. The issue of how important your health is was addressed again in a recent Yahoo article on taking care of your finances. […]

Credit Card Karate: The Moves to Block Spending

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. The availability of easy credit does not encourage financial virtue. Five minutes of credit card indiscretion literally can undo a life of financial responsibility, just like flirting at a bar with an available stranger can threaten marital fidelity. You are trying to stick to your budget and live well within your means. […]

How Much Vacation Time Do You Get?

This piece on vacation days made me want to ask all of you: How much vacation time do you get? The numbers in the article above include both vacation days as well as holidays. Workers in Lithuania and Brazil led the pack with an average of 41 days off per year. […]

Best of Money Carnival Now Up

Here's a post to let you all know that the latest edition of the Best of Money Carnival is up today. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Travel Hacking for Noobs: How We Save Hundreds on Airfare, Get Free Accommodation, & Make Money while Overseas. For the record, I made the carnival myself with my post titled How to Buy a New Furnace and Air Conditioner. […]

How to Make Money as a Soccer Referee

I've suggested that one way to make some extra money is to turn our hobbies into incomes (in fact, this is one of my 11 great ways to earn more money). In addition, I've noted that my son and I had become volunteer soccer referees but were thinking of looking into paid games. […]

Now Even God Takes Credit Cards

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. The title of this post is not mine. It's from an MSN Money piece that lists nine places that accept credit cards that you might not expect to do so. On topic for this particular Sunday post, they list both churches as well as a well-known parachurch organization as follows: 2. […]