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Advice for People Early in their Career

The following is a guest post by FMF reader Mike Hunt. Mike has left several excellent comments on this blog and I asked him to give some career advice of his own in a post. […]

Totally Below My Radar: The Cost of Prom

Here's a piece from MSNBC that profiles how teens in a town hit hard by the poor economy are cutting back on what they spend on prom. But here's the part of the story that stood out to me: That’s far less than the $566 most teens spend on prom, according to a 2008 national survey conducted by Hearst, which publishes Seventeen magazine and, among others. […]

How Do You Value Your Time?

Here's an interesting piece on how people should think about valuing their time. Here's a sense of what they're talking about: If you make a sandwich at home instead of buying one at work, it may take you five minutes in the kitchen and save you $6. Is it worth it? That depends on how you value your time. To pocket $6 from five minutes' work is the equivalent of earning $72 an hour. […]

Would You Like to Guest Post on Free Money Finance?

I'll be taking a vacation next month and am looking for guest posts to help fill in some of that time. If you're interested, check out my guidelines for guest posts and submit as you like. BTW, this offer isn't open only to other bloggers. If you're an FMF reader and want to speak out on a financial issue, this is a great chance for you to do so. […]

Growing Your Career by Inside Networking

When most people think of networking to develop/grow their career, they think about developing relationships outside their current company. But Yahoo makes a good point in saying that we also need to network within our companies. Here are their thoughts: Many professionals think of networking only in terms of developing outside connections. […]

Best of Money Carnival #1

It's my pleasure to host the first ever Best of Money Carnival, the blog carnival that recognizes the top 10 personal finance posts each week. I had over 100 articles submitted this week, though many of them did not qualify. Why not? Because they did not follow the carnival rules and include a short description of their post. […]

The Price of Faith, Being Jewish

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Here's a piece from CNN Money that discusses the price of faith, what Jews, Muslims, and Christians have to pay/spend related to their faiths. […]

Money Tips for New Grads

The Wall Street Journal lists five money lessons for new grads as follows: 1. Savings matter. Whether you call it rainy-day money, an emergency fund or just reserves, having cash in the bank is important at any time, but it's especially comforting and crucial these days. 2. Find the fine print. Look at agreements and contracts as though you were on a scavenger hunt for key facts. […]

Help a Reader: Posting a Bond as Insurance

Here's a question a reader left on my post titled What It Means to Be Self-Insured: I have "heard" that instead of paying for liability insurance for your vehicle, you can post a bond for whatever the minimum amount of liability required. That way, YOU earn interest on your bond, not the insurance company. Anyone know different? I haven't heard anything about this. […]

Investment Strategies Part 1: Rebalance into Stable Investments in an Appreciating Market

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Diversifying your portfolio means finding assets that have value on their own merits but do not move exactly alike. A critical investment metric called "correlation" is used to construct a portfolio most likely to meet your personal financial goals. […]