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Should Retirement Savings be Required?

Here's an interesting question from US News: should retirement savings be required (update: over and above Social Security, which I think we can all agree doesn't cover people's needs in many cases -- thanks for the catch, Dog)? This question leaves me in a quandary. […]

Best of Money Carnival #3 is Up

The Best of Money Carnival #3 (Rolling Stones Edition) is up at Wealth Pilgrim. As always, it features the 10 best money posts from the last week. Check it out if you want some good stuff on money. This week marks two milestone's for me -- I actually made the carnival and I was selected as having the best post! […]

What I Plan to Do During Retirement

When I talked about how long before I can retire, one reader asked what I plan to do during retirement. I said I'd write a post on it, and this is that post. Before we get started, remember that I have at least 10 years before I retire, so for now, this is all speculation. It's likely to change. […]

The Price of Faith, Being Christian

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. […]

Amish Financial Principles

The following is a guest post from JD at A Penny Saved. I grew up in an area full of Amish people and can testify that they're on to something when it comes to the very basics of handling money. I live in the heart of Amish country. The Amish are a religious group that forsakes some modern conveniences. They still use a horse and buggy, they do not use electricity, they dress plainly. […]

Do You Steal Hotel Amenities?

Here's an interesting conversation starter from MSNBC about stealing hotel amenities. So, do you steal hotel amenities? To me, there are two levels of hotel amenities. There are the basic grooming products (soap, shampoo, mouthwash, etc.) and the more valuable items (towels, robes, etc.) IMO the former are up for grabs -- take them if you like. As such, taking them is not stealing. […]

Wasted Opportunity

Here's a story from Yahoo about a guy that went from making $200,000 a year to $25,000 because of a layoff. […]

Help a Reader: Credit Score Problem

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I recently found on a copy of my credit report that my Citi PremierPass card isn't reporting properly. Even though I have a $2700 revolving credit line, it reports as $1500 (I have a $1400 balance right now, but it will be around $800 next week). […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of June 8

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: Winner of this week's Best of Money Carnival as the best money post of the week was 55 Best Ways To Save Money […]

What is the Right Asset Allocation for You?

Sound Mind Investing says that the most important investing decision is determining asset allocation -- how much of a portfolio is allocated to stock-type investments and how much to fixed-income securities such as bonds. The article notes that academic studies have established that as much as 90% of your long-term results can be traced to this fundamental allocation decision. 90% huh? […]