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Boost Your Personal Finances Online

This post is from FMF contributor Peter Shannon. After all the excitement and celebrations of Christmas and the New Year, January can be a month that leaves many people feeling rather flat. And it’s not just our moods that could do with a lift, it’s or finances too after all the expense of the festive season. […]

Sears Dying a Death They Deserve

This will be short and sweet today. First, here's some news from CNN: [Sears] lost $748 million in the most recent quarter, up from the $454 million loss in the year-ago period. Revenue tumbled 12.5%, due to both the store closings and a 7% drop in sales at the stores that remained open. Hollar acknowledged that the company has "fallen short" of its own turnaround plans. […]

Six Habits of Successful Investors

Fidelity lists six habits of successful investors as follows: Develop a long-term plan—and stick with it. Be a supersaver. Stick with stocks, despite volatility. Be diversified. Buy low-fee investment products that offer good value. Focus on generating after-tax returns. This is a pretty good list and it's hard to argue with Fidelity. Here's what I'll add about investing success: 1. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of January 9

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money has three simple money resolutions to help you prosper. Money Boss details five lost early retirement years. Centsibly Rich has an exciting vision for the new year.  Mighty Bargain Hunter lists seven odd uses for old computer books. Be Net Worthy has a financial quiz. Finally, my book of the week is Peak: Secrets from the New S […]

Spend Your Money with Purpose

Warning: This is NOT a political post, so do not turn it into one. I'm simply highlighting a statement from a very wealthy individual/family which demonstrates a solid financial principle. One of the blogs I regularly read pointed to this article which features a story about Ivanka Trump. She said she learned a valuable lesson about money when she was 14. […]

How Much Did You Spend on Christmas?

Here's a piece talking about Christmas spending Some interesting info from it: The average shopper is planning to spend $929 on gifts this holiday season according to the American Research Group. With the average U.S. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of January 2

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money says the gap is the key to wealth. Be Net Worthy offers three career resolutions to make you millions.  The Green Swan offers a FIRE-side chat with ESI Money. Debt Discipline continues his great interview series. Rich habits says consistency drives success. Financial Samurai says it's better to be lucky than good. Lyn Alden of […]

Final Call for New Site Details

Hey, gang! I hope this message finds you having a great weekend! Last time I posted about my new site I still received several requests for it, though far fewer than in the past. […]

The Poor Gamble More than the Rich

Here's an interesting piece from Rich Habits which says the poor gamble more than the rich. Some details: 6% if the rich gambled regularly on the lottery vs. 77% of the poor and 16% of the rich gambled on sports at least once a week vs. 52% of the poor. Someone (was it Dave Ramsey?) used to say that the lottery was a tax on people who were poor at math. Really, all gambling is. […]