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Thinking of the Poor

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about Proverbs 19:17: He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. Of course, we've always had poor people in the world, but for some reason the current economic crisis has elevated their plight in my mind. […]

Making Money Off a Hobby

Turning your hobby into an income is one of my 11 great ways to make more money. […]

Homeless Man Leaves Behind $4 Million

Here's an interesting story from NPR about a homeless man that died recently and left an estate of $4 million to friends and charities. In case it's not obvious, here's what stuck out to me: He was worth $4 million. He was homeless. The piece ends by saying that what makes one person happy is not the same thing that makes another happy -- something I agree with 100%. […]

Are You a Money Risk Taker?

Here's a quiz from Yahoo that helps you determine whether or not you're a risk taker when it comes to managing your money and your career. The test is not really spot on IMO (a couple of the answer options seem a bit odd to me), but it was a fun way to pass five minutes so I thought I'd share it with you all. […]

The Best Way to Produce Your Resume

WalletPop gives what I consider to be some good advice on the best way to produce your resume. Specifically, they suggest: Resumes should be printed on heavy, quality paper with a crest watermark, and sent in envelopes with the same letter crest to distinguish your resume from anyone else's, he said. […]

The 20-Year Life Insurance Rule

MSN Money gives us a new (at least new to me) rule for buying life insurance. It's meant to help people determine which type of life insurance product is best for them -- term or permanent. […]

Winners Announced and Over $300 in Prizes to be Given Away Next Month

Just wanted to let everyone know that I just named the winners of my August newsletter giveaways. People won a $20 Jiffy Lube gift certificate, a $50 Exxon gas card, and a $100 gift certificate from […]

Family Fortunes Going Up and Coming Down

There are two contrasting job/income changes that have hit our extended family recently and I thought I'd tell you a bit about them. My sister-in-law recently went through a four-stage interview for a new job she wanted. […]

Take the Money and Run or Have a Big Bash?

A co-worker of mine had a daughter get married a year ago and has a second daughter getting married next summer. […]

An Example of How to Become Rich

Here's a comment on my post tiled What's It Take to Be Rich? that gives a real-life example of how a couple went from poverty to prosperity: There is no easy answer to this question. […]