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How to Make a Living as a Super Hero

Ok, indulge me a bit. Some background: I was a HUGE comic book fan when I was a kid. My dad would take me to the local drugstore and we'd have a cherry Coke and he'd buy me five or six comic books (I think they were 25 cents each then -- maybe 50 cents). I'd then spend the next several hours reading stories about my favorite super heroes. […]

Cash for Clunkers Isn't a No-Brainer

Since the guest post on Cash for Clunkers, the program has run out of money and is on life support for the time being (will more money become available? […]

5 Strategies for Investing Properly, Cautiously, and Intelligently in This Bear Market

The following is a guest post from Stephen T. McClellan, author of Full of Bull (Updated Edition): Unscramble Wall Street Doubletalk to Protect and Build Your Portfolio. This is a perilous period in the stock market; a deceptive bear market that disguises its downward drift. Beware of misleading Wall Street doubletalk, as it tempts investors into this dangerous bear market. […]

Parents and Students Finally Getting a Clue on College Choices

The Wall Street Journal tells us that parents and students are starting to apply basic financial principles when they decide on a college education -- namely, making sure it's a good deal. […]

Should You Have a Mortgage When You Retire?

This piece says that four in 10 households aged 60 to 69 in 2007 have a mortgage. Of those, one in two have enough to pay off their mortgage. But should they get rid of it? The article notes that "in the current environment, your mortgage provides a better return on your money than other risk-free assets" and thus advocates paying a mortgage down. […]

Your Home Never Was an Investment

A couple years ago I asked if your home was an investment or not. The main question was whether or not you should count on your home to deliver good, solid gains over its lifetime (like you'd expect from an investment) or if it was simply a place to live and possibly get moderate gains, but not expect much more. As you might imagine, opinions were divided on the subject. […]

New Best of Money Carnival Up and Running

Just a not to let you know that this week's Best of Money Carnival is up at The Digerati Life. Congrats to all participants and especially the winning post, The High Cost of Deep Fried Coke (which is a very interesting read, btw.) I also made the carnival with my post titled My Jobs, Promotion, Success, and Failure. Enjoy! […]

My Jobs, I Get My Dream Job

Last week I shared some of my career history by detailing a job where I experienced promotion, success, and failure. Today I want to continue this series by giving details on the next position I held. If you recall, we left off at a point where my career had crashed and burned a bit (not that bad really, but way down from where it had been.) The  company was a shell of its former self. […]

Personal Finance Bible Verses

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Just a simple post today. I want to highlight a resource I found that lists 1,193 verses about personal finance in the Bible. Here are some of my favorites: Proverbs 10:22 – The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. […]

How to Save on Prescription Drug Costs

The following is a guest post from Health Harbor. It is no secret that for decades, personal healthcare expenditures have increased at a rate greater than inflation.  This had led us to a breaking point today, resulting in the calls for health care reform.  Within the increase, however, are some interesting sub-trends.  We spend fewer days in the hospital.  We spend more on outpatient services.  […]