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Tithe Rap

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. I recently ran into a video on tithing that I thought was pretty funny. So today, I want to share it with you. This is my first shot at putting a YouTube video on my site, so I may mess it up. If so, you can click and see the video here. […]

Net Worth Update

Woo hoo! What a great April. Ok, so I'm getting a bit ahead of myself. :-) I thought I'd give you all a quick update on my net worth for the year. I used to do this every month, then every quarter, but there wasn't enough new happening to really warrant such regular updates. So I decided to post on it only when there was something newsworthy that had happened. […]

Achieving Family Harmony in Estate Planning Part 1: Leave Your Estate in the Right Hands

The following is a guest post from Marotta Asset Management. The most important product of estate planning isn't avoiding probate or reducing estate tax exposure, it's achieving family harmony. As a result, we must watch out for personal dynamics that might threaten disharmony when a person dies or becomes incapacitated. First, think carefully when you choose your executor or trustee. […]

How to Ask Your Doctor, Hospital, or Dentist for a Discount

The following is a guest post from HealthHarbor, a site dedicated to helping people become smarter consumers of healthcare, with content, tools, and an online community. The savvy consumer knows that everything is negotiable.  Well, perhaps not taxes, but everything else.  Medical bills are no exception, whether they are from a doctor’s office, hospital, clinic, dentist, or other provider.  Medic […]

What's the Worst Thing That's Ever Happened to You Financially?

I thought it would be "fun" for us to discuss this question today: What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you financially? It could be a circumstance that happened to you, the result of a bad decision you made (like this guy), or anything else. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of May 4

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: Money Energy asks how you will spend the money from your parent's estate. […]

Help a Reader: Medical Billing Problem

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: At 23 years old, I recently had knee problems and went to an orthopedic practice for diagnosis. When I called for an appointment I was asked what insurance I had, and was given an appointment with and saw a doctor who was covered under my insurance - as would be expected. […]

What is Forex Investing?

Almost any financial website these days (this one included -- through the Google ads on the site) have ads for Forex investing/trading. I see them all over. In addition, I fight them quite often as it seems sites that are into Forex investing like to leave spam on other websites to increase their search engine rankings. […]

What It Means to Be Self-Insured

Every once in awhile I mention the concept of being self-insured as part of a post on life insurance. Quite often, someone will leave a comment like "what's it mean to be self-insured?" So I thought I'd write a post on the subject. […]