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I'm in the Buy and Hold Hall of Fame

Ok, so this is a blatant attempt at getting free links from larger-sized blogs, but I'm a sucker for a compliment so I'm falling for it. :-) ETF Database lists the Buy and Hold Hall of Fame as follows: Real Life Buy and Hold Legends Warren Buffet Charlie Munger Benjamin Graham John Bogle Sir John Templeton Web Buy and Hold Legends FMF J.D. […]

How to Increase Your Salary

Here's a comment left on my post titled How to Have a High Net Worth that's a response to a question about how to increase your salary. I think it's excellent advice and wanted to share it with you all: For someone starting out, I'd say focus on delivering a strong multiple of your salary in measurable value to your company. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of May 11

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. After that, I have a list of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week and my posts that were included: BripBlap says America loves entrepreneurs. […]

Help a Reader: What to Do with Kids' Gifts

Here's a comment left on my post titled Who Are Kid's Gifts Really For?: My boyfriend and I have been talking money and completely disagree on the gift of money. My children are 6 and 9. I haven't set them up with savings yet but I am figuring out allowances and with that I will set up a savings account for each of them. Now that my children have an opinion of things they know what they want. […]

How to Find a Great, Local, Honest Mechanic

In my post titled Another Example of How a Knowledgeable and Fair Sales Person Can Save You Money, I talked about some of my highlights and lowlights dealing with various car repairs. One reader asked how anyone could find a good mechanic and wondered if there was an online resource that could be referenced. Another reader responded with what I thought was a great comment. […]

How to Keep Your Job

CNN Money offers some suggestions on how to keep your job if you're in a situation where you think it's on the chopping block. Their suggestions: So if your job really is in danger (and you'd rather have less money than no money) you need to address that fear head-on. Let the big guy know you're willing to work, contentedly and productively, at a lower wage than you currently receive. […]

Do You Respond to Solicitations?

Pinyo recounts a situation where he was solicited for a chimney service via phone (he declined.) He also lists some things to do if you're solicited for any sort of services. We get this every once in awhile. In fact, we had a guy stop by our house last fall asking if we needed any new windows. […]

How to Earn Some Extra Cash

Yahoo recently listed the following tips for getting some extra cash as follows: Sell Your Stuff Online Be a Shopping Spy Operate a Call Center From Your Home Tutor Students Join a Street Team Walk the Dogs Be a Babysitter Write for the Web Make Your Hobbies Pay Off Sell Your Unwanted Gold Jewelry Adjust Your Tax Withholding Hmmm, this list looks rather familiar, doesn't it? […]

How's Your Home Stack Up in Your Neighborhood?

While reading this Bankrate article on buying a model home, I ran into this quote that I wanted to talk about a bit: It's much better to own the most modest home in an expensive neighborhood than the most expensive one in a modest neighborhood, in terms of value appreciation. I'm sure most of you have heard this saying (or something similar like "never buy the most expensive home in your neigh […]

How Much of a Role Does Luck Play in Money Success?

The Wall Street Journal asks an interesting question: What role does luck play in getting wealthy? They discuss whether or not success in money matters is simply a matter of being skillful and working hard or if luck plays a factor as well. Here's a quick summary of them wrestling with the question: It is possible to work hard and not get rich. […]