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Star Money Articles for the Week of December 19

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money says to stop acting rich. 1500 Days has an interview with ESI Money. Equities lists another money saving tip people hate. Debt Roundup has great New Year's Eve ideas to save you money. Money Qanda discusses unusual money habits of the uber-rich and powerful. Family Money Plan asks what is your daily spending rate. Power Over L […]

What's Your Take on Store Credit Cards?

Bankrate recently shares the pros and cons of store credit cards. Overall there wasn't much new information there, but it got me to wondering what FMF readers think about store credit cards. Personally, my credit card strategy does not involve many store credit cards. Here's why: I want to carry/have as few cards as possible. As such, the cards I do have need to be flexible (i.e. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of December 12

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money has some great gifts for the holidays. Money Boss asks what is the best way for couples to manage money. Physician on FIRE tells the best way to donate $100k. Centsibly Rich has alternatives to eating out. Think Save Retire has a solar powered Airstream. The Ways to Wealth lists the top 100 posts of 2016. Finally, my book of t […]

Top Five Signs You Should Leave Your Job

LinkedIn lists the top five signs you should leave your job as follows: 1) You Hate Going to Work2) You Don't Respect Your Boss or They Don't Respect You3) You Find Yourself Searching for Jobs Constantly4) You are Envious When Others Leave5) You Experience Issues Away from Work Ha! I've had all of these signs appear throughout my career. Sometimes much worse than others. My take on these: 1. […]

Live Longer by Reading Books

Here's a follow up to my post on becoming wealthy by reading. A reader sent me this study which says reading can actually help you live longer! […]

The Benefits of Writing

Here's an interesting post on the benefits of journaling. The part I want to highlight is as follows: One effective way researchers have found to reinforce learning is through reflective writing. It turns out that regular journaling can be used to train our attention and strengthen neural pathways. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of December 5

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money offers some great gift ideas for the holidays.  The Ways to Wealth lists the best investing books. […]

The Highest Earning Dead Celebrities

Bankrate lists the highest earning dead celebrities as follows: No. 1: Michael Jackson, "King of Pop"; Annual payday: $825 million No. 2: Charles Schulz, "Peanuts" cartoonist; Annual payday: $48 million No. 3: Arnold Palmer, golfing star; Annual payday: $40 million No. 4: Elvis Presley, rock music legend and actor; Annual payday: $27 million No. […]

A Frugal Star

Mashable tells the story of a frugal star, Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame. It starts with a guess of how much he's worth (somewhere around £60 million) and then transitions to the fact that he doesn't spend any of it. The highlights: "I don't really do anything with my money," Radcliffe told the Belfast Telegraph. "I'm very grateful for it, because having money basically means you don't […]