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How to Spend More than You Earn When You Make Millions

Here's a story a reader sent me about past NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar and how he's fallen on tough times. Despite the fact that he's made a boatload of money, he recently declared bankruptcy. Yes, you can spend it all. The article doesn't say how much he made during his career, but it leaves hints that show it was a good amount. For instance: Kosar was one of the smart ones. […]

Wealth Without Wall Street

The following is a guest post from The Insider's Guides. “Wall Street's world turned upside down” These were the headlines in 2009. Wall Street financial management has proven itself worthless. Bill Gross was right. “Professional money management is a gigantic rip-off.” Only 2 advisors provided their clients with the correct advice about the total collapse of the market in 2008-9. […]

The Psychology of Why People (Used to) Hate Annuities, Part 2

The following is an excerpt from Snap Judgment: When to Trust Your Instincts, When to Ignore Them, and How to Avoid Making Big Mistakes with Your Money by David E. Adler. This is a fascinating book about the psychology of money and how our instincts and emotions often harm us when we make investing decisions. […]

The Psychology of Why People (Used to) Hate Annuities, Part 1

The following is an excerpt from Snap Judgment: When to Trust Your Instincts, When to Ignore Them, and How to Avoid Making Big Mistakes with Your Money by David E. Adler. This is a fascinating book about the psychology of money and how our instincts and emotions often harm us when we make investing decisions. The excerpt below is part one of a two-part series. […]

Interview Lessons from a Video Contest

Remember the competition for the best job in the world? Well, here's a knock off -- it's a really Goode job (a pun because the company's name is Murphy-Goode, a winemaker in California.) They're offering $10k per month for six months for someone to come out and drink wine (oh yeah, there are a few other responsibilities.) But that's the key part of the job. […]

Best of Money This Week

Just wanted to let you all know that this week's Best of Money Carnival is up at Gather Little by Little. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, Identify & Overcome Money Anxiety & Stress in Relationships! Next week's carnival will be held at Bible Money Matters. Click here to submit a post. […]

How to Make the Most of a College Degree

I've written a lot about the value of a college degree including the following: College is Expensive, but Well Worth It Financially (Or: Give Four Years and $40,000 and Get an Extra $1 Million) This Year's Graduate's Destined to Earn Millions in Their Lifetimes; Average Graduate Can Earn $25 Million if Career is Managed Correctly How I Made Millions Off a $5,000 Investment Why Edu […]

Is the Welfare State the Fault of Christians?

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. That title will get some attention, huh? ;-) Anyway, let me state up front that this isn't meant to be a Christian-bashing post (why would I want to bash myself, anyway)? But it is meant to ask an honest question, namely "would the U.S. […]

More High Income Celebrities Who Spent More than They Earned

Here's a new list of celebrities who spent more than they earned to add to the one I already have. Here are the highlights on this group that can't control their spending: Mick Fleetwood - Filed for bankruptcy in 1984. He blew millions on real estate, failed restaurants and drugs. […]