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How NOT to Improve Your Credit

The following is a guest post from Ann-Marie Murphy of Quizzle. When it comes to credit, I learned the hard way. And the very personal way. A few years back, I thought I’d take a shot at upping my score. I was fresh out of college, didn’t have much in way of established credit, but of course, thought I knew it all. The best way to learn something, in my opinion, is through experience. […]

Nine Tips on How to Advance in Your Career

Here’s another great guest post piece from Free Money Finance reader Mike Hunt. As a follow up to my previous post, I’d like to list some tips on how to advance your career based on my personal experience, presented in no particular order: 1. […]

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). […]