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How's Your Net Worth Doing?

This blog has been about one thing from day one: helping you grow your net worth. So maybe it's time for a bit of a net worth check-up, huh? The reason I'm bringing up the issue now is that I'm seeing a lot of pieces on net worth today versus what people used to have. For instance, the MSNBC article says that net worth is up but still way below what it once was. […]

10 Best Up

Just a quick mention that the Best of Money Carnival #23 is up at Provident Planning. Congrats to all the participants and especially the winning post, Be Your Own Part-Time Boss: The Pros & Cons. Enjoy!  […]

How to Buy a New Furnace and Air Conditioner

Ok, so this post isn't as much about "how to buy a new furnace and air conditioner" as it is "how we bought a new furnace and air conditioner", but I liked the former title better. :-) Anyway, this post will highlight how we recently got another purchase off our to-buy list when we replaced our home's old furnace and air conditioner with new ones. […]

Does Giving Make You Wealthier?

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. We've talked before about the power of giving and the teachings of several prominent money "experts" that when you give, you end up getting more than what you gave away. […]

Money To-Do Calendar: November

The great personal finance book Grow Your Money!: 101 Easy Tips to Plan, Save, and Invest ends with a list of what financial steps we should take each month. They list the November steps as follows: Make sure enough money has been withheld to pay taxes. Plan your holiday spending in advance. My take on these: 1. […]

Suggested 401k Reform

The following is an excerpt from America, Welcome to the Poorhouse: What You Must Do to Protect Your Financial Future and the Reform We Need, courtesy of FT Press, imprint of Pearson. […]

Save on a Wedding by Having It in the Winter

Here's an article by MSN Money that says you can save a ton of money on a wedding by having it in the winter. Some of the savings you can expect: The largest wedding-related expense is the banquet reception, which can cost more than $10,000, depending on the number of guests, location and menu, Markel says. Typically, banquet facilities charge a fixed price per person. […]

How to Buy a Home You Can Afford

The following is an excerpt from America, Welcome to the Poorhouse: What You Must Do to Protect Your Financial Future and the Reform We Need, courtesy of FT Press, imprint of Pearson. Originally published in "America, Welcome to the Poorhouse." Like the author, I've also suggested guidelines for buying a home as well as talked about the economic advantages of moving. […]

How to Be at the Bottom of the Financial Barrel

The past three days I've talked about the book The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times by Jean Chatzky. We reviewed the 20 factors that separate the wealthy from the not-so-wealthy, have detailed who the wealthy actually are and how that got that way, and have covered the next-highest group, the Financially Comfortable, and what got them to their lofty position. […]

Are There Higher Interest Rates in Your (Near) Future?

The following is a guest post from Richard Barrington, the financial spokesperson of MoneyRates, a freelance writer and novelist who previously spent over twenty years as an investment industry executive. Sometimes it seems as though bank customers cannot catch a break. […]