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Free Money Finance is a personal finance blog designed to help readers grow their net worth. The site is over four years old and contains more than 7,000 posts on saving money, making money, investing, planning for retirement, and all other personal finance related topics.

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Help a Reader: Paying Off Debts

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I'd like to get readers thoughts on paying off large debts.  In my case, I own rental properties where I would like to pay off the mortgages for long term income.  One mortgage is around 80k and the other 100k. We live off my salary and I earn quarterly bonuses that range from 5 to 15k a quarter after taxes.  The rental properties also generate […]

Millionaire Interviews 18

Here's the latest in my series of millionaire interviews, discussions with everyday people who have practical tips and insights into growing and managing wealth. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. […]

Two Books that Will Change Your Financial Life

I get asked all the time if I can recommend a good book on money management. I can actually name two, but more on that in a minute. I have read hundreds of books on all sorts of financial topics -- general money management, investing, retirement, and on and on. Unfortunately the vast majority of them aren't worth the paper they are printed on. […]

Six Figure Interviews 10

Here's the latest in my series of six figure interviews, discussions with everyday people who have grown their incomes to at least $100,000 annually. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. Let's get started...Tell us a bit about yourself (age, marital status, kids, where you live, etc.)I'm 43 years old. I've been married for 12 years. I have on kid who is 8. […]

Help a Reader: Tax Accounting for a Bonus

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I'm anxiously waiting to get my tax documents so I can work on my return.  Last year I nailed my withholding estimates - we got a small fed refund and owed a bit for our state return.  The net was that we underpayed by ~ $150.  I'm expecting a refund this year though because last year, for the first time in ages, I received a bonus.  My company […]

30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 19 through 21

Today we are going to continue listing the 30 steps anyone can take to have great finances. If you are new to this series, please read through the steps we've already covered, starting with 30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 1 through 3 before reading this post.Today we'll be talking about saving, debt reduction, and giving. Interesting combination, huh? […]

30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 16 through 18

Today we are going to continue listing the 30 steps anyone can take to have great finances. If you are new to this series, please read through the steps we've already covered, starting with 30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 1 through 3, before reading this post.Today we'll be talking about making good investing moves as well as begin to get rid of all that debt (if you have any). […]