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Is the 401k to Blame?

60 Minutes recently did a story on the poor economy and the impact on people's jobs and retirement savings. I found much of the report to be "typical 60 Minutes coverage", a biased view, looking for someone to "blame", and very little reporter knowledge on the issue he was covering. […]

Five Ways to Use Credit Cards Wisely

The Wall Street Journal lists five ways to use credit cards wisely including: Here are five instances when it's wise to use plastic: 1. Making larger purchases or ordering online. "If you use a credit card, you have far more leverage to return the product than you would have if you used cash." 2. When traveling. Ms. […]

Getting Started With Investing

The following is a guest post from Marotta Asset Management. There isn't a better time to invest than today. The way to build real wealth is by living well below your means and then saving and investing the difference. The poor buy things; their homes are cluttered with them. […]

Help a Reader: Repaying HUGE Student Loans

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: As a college freshman, I went crazy with student loans. […]

What Criteria Do You Use to Give Out References?

I found out the other day that our neighbor just interviewed for a new job. She has a job but is not sure if it will be around long, so she's keeping her options open. […]

Win a Free Mogul Game!

Here's your opportunity to win a Mogul game, courtesy of the game's creators. I'm giving two free games away in this post (the game's creators will mail the winners their games). Here's how it will work: 1. All you need to do to enter is to leave any comment on this post. Be sure to leave your email address (no one else will be able to see it) when you leave the comment. 2. […]

The Fastest Ways to Get Your House Sold

In their May issue, Money magazine lists the best fast fixes to get your house sold as follows: Boost curb appeal Update a bathroom Spruce up the interior Revive a dated kitchen After looking at probably 50 to 75 homes over the past couple of years, I think I'm at least reasonably qualified to comment on these. […]

Win a Copy of Sound Mind Investing!

I've reviewed the book Sound Mind Investing and now it's your opportunity to win one for yourself! Here's how this giveaway will work: 1. All you need to do to enter is to leave any comment on this post. 2. In addition, you'll get a bonus entry if you follow me on Twitter (all my Twitter followers are automatically entered in the giveaway.) 3. […]

Saving Versus Hoarding

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. Recently, I had a reader leave the following question on my post titled The Story of Joseph: The problem for me is not necessarily developing a surplus but recognizing when there is surplus surplus (i.e., I am hoarding more than I need and not giving generously). […]

Six Social Security Issues

I recently ran a series of guest posts on making the most of Social Security that was very well received. […]