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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. […]

Winners Named

Just wanted to let everyone know that I just named the winners of my June newsletter giveaways. People won a box of books, a $50 gift card from SmartyPig, and the new Wise Bread book. I named the winners on each post (be sure to go to the very last page of comments on each of the preceding links -- Typepad only allows 50 comments per page) if you want to see the winners. […]

Be Sure Money Isn't the Only Thing Your Leave Behind

Here's a piece from Bankrate that says our money and possessions shouldn't be the only thing we leave behind for our heirs -- we also need to leave our online info, specifically passwords. It's a good point. Just think of all the online connections you have -- to banks, brokerages, personal websites, etc. -- and the vital information that each of these contain. […]

The King of Debt

I really liked Michael Jackson (the younger, pre-creepy version.) His record Thriller was sensational and I remember listening to it over and over again. I think it was the reason my parents got me my own phone -- hoping I'd retreat into my room and talk to friends rather than play that record for the 17th straight time that day. […]

Do You Un-Pad Company Travel Expenses?

Here's a piece from Consumer Reports (via link) that says 32% percent of British business travelers surveyed stated that they fail to claim back all of their expenses. Those that didn't claim all they could were giving up an average of $613 a year. There's no reason given for why they do this. Trying to help out their company? Poor organization? […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of June 22

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. For now, here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: This week's Best of Money Carnival was won by the post FREE Online Money Management Tools! […]

Safeguard 7: Avoid Investment Advisors Who Sugarcoat Reality

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. If you'd like to read any of the first six safeguards, you can find them here. We've already discussed the many ways you can safeguard your money. But these methods cannot protect you from an unscrupulous advisor. […]

Should Women Marry for Money?

Check out this interview that says smart girls marry for money. A couple quotes that give you the flavor of what they're saving: We’re not espousing that everyone should marry a rich guy, but we’re saying that you have to be smart when it comes to marriage and money. […]

This Seems Like a Bad Idea to Me

We've talked before about how an investor doesn't want too much (I've read 5% to 10% at most) of his portfolio tied up in his company's stock. The rationale goes that he's already tied heavily to the fate of the company since that's where he's employed (and if the company tanks, so could his job and salary) and to add too much more to the dependence on one entity is really too risky. […]

The Psychology of Selecting Mutual Funds

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. How do we pick a particular mutual fund to invest in? […]