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Ten Things College Students Don't Need

Kiplinger lists ten things college students don't need as follows: New textbooks. A high-end laptop or desktop computer. Printer. Cable TV. A car. A credit card. ATM fees. Campus health insurance. Big meal plan. Private loans. This list seems reasonable to me. […]

Consider All Options When Trying to Save Money

Here's an interesting money-saving story that I thought you all would appreciate. A few weeks ago we took a vacation to see the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (jointly owned attractions that are next door to each other.) As you might imagine, there are various ways you can pay to see these attractions and we went through them all. […]

Reminder: Check Your Medical Bills for Accuracy

No wonder medical care is so expensive in the US -- billing extra and extravagantly seems to be the norm. That's why you ALWAYS need to check your medical bills as soon as you receive them and before you pay them. Here's another example of why from MSNBC's Red Tape Chronicles: Billing errors are common, experts say. […]

12 Critical Things Your Family Needs to Know

The following is a guest post from Mark Gavagan, author of 12 Critical Things Your Family Needs to Know, a quick and easy-to-use tool for organizing your life and getting your personal & financial affairs in order. My father died unexpectedly in March of 2003.  He was 67 years old. Fortunately, we knew he wanted to be cremated, followed by a small graveside service. […]

Always Do the Math

We recently joined a very nice local pool (near our home, at an area high school, Olympic-sized pool with a smaller, warm-water pool too, inside, etc.) We had been going there quite a bit over a two-week period (at $6.50 a pop for our family) and decided we'd take the plunge on a membership to save ourselves money. […]

Cheap Home Security Options

Our neighborhood homeowner's association has a Yahoo group where neighbors post everything from party-at-the-park announcements to ideas on how to handle speeders in the neighborhood. A couple weeks ago, someone posted that there were a series of thefts in our area. […]

Best of Money Carnival Up and Going

The Best of Money Carnival #14 is now up and full of 10 great personal finance posts. This week's winner was Motivation to Reduce Debt. I had an entry make it as well -- my post titled My Jobs, The Blame’s on Me. Stop by and check out the posts if you're interested in the best money pieces from the past week. […]

My Jobs, An Interesting Transition

Last week I shared some of my career history and left off when my company had a big downturn. Today I continue this series by giving details on the next position I held (which is also the current job I hold.) As you recall, the company was doing poorly at a key time period and the blame was being placed on my shoulders. […]


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Thinking of the Poor

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about Proverbs 19:17: He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. Of course, we've always had poor people in the world, but for some reason the current economic crisis has elevated their plight in my mind. […]