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Star Money Articles for the Week of November 21

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money wonders about the definition of financial independence.  PoF defines a new financial term. Investment Zen says it's dangerous to be financially average.  Budgets are Sexy turned down $1 million and started financial forums. Life and My Finances tells how to choose from investment options. Finally, my book of the week is The […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Just want to wish you and your family a blessed and very happy Thanksgiving. May we all take a break from talking about money and focus on the things that really make us thankful. Have a great, relaxing, joyful, thankful day! […]

How to Prepare Interview Answers

Fast company lists seven steps you need for your next interview. Here's what they say about preparing your interview answers: Remember, your goal in the job interview is to show how you can make a positive impact on the company. […]

Turns Out a Car Wash is Not So Hands-Off

Not too long ago I posted 5 Part-Time Jobs That Are Perfect for Retirees.  One job listed was "business owner" to which I commented: I've considered buying a "hands off" business like a car wash or vending machine company (and let my son run it). […]

Five Signs You're Spending Too Much in Retirement

Investopedia lists five signs you're spending too much in retirement as follows: 1. You don’t know how much you should be spending.2. You're spending more than 6% of your savings per year.3. You're paying too much to service your debts.4. You're displaying evidence of a “cut loose” mindset.5. […]

Star Money Articles for the Week of November 14

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. ESI Money details retirement math. Money Mini Blog shares the power of two days in a row.  Financial Panther gets paid to bike around town. Enemy of Debt asks when is bankruptcy necessary. Ten Factorial Rocks says to stop the fear. Patient Wealth covers extreme investing.  Finally, my book of the week is The Whistler. […]

Americans Stink at Saving

Well, it's been some time since I've posted on how bad Americans are at managing their money, so let's get to it today. Here's a piece from Go Banking Rates that lists how much Americans have in savings by state. They begin with this summary: When it comes to saving money, Americans aren't doing a very good job. […]

Make Money on Your Wedding by Selling Spots in It

Ok, so this post is tongue-in-cheek, but it's too hard not to share the article I'll refer to in a minute. Recently we've talked about the cost of weddings and how you could save money by having one on a Thursday. Well, forget about SAVING money on a wedding, let's MAKE money on one!!!! How? […]

Some Good Career Advice from College Career Counselors

US News lists five things college career counselors wish students knew as follows: 1. The career center exists.2. Counselors know you are new at this.3. Professional skills take practice to develop.4. Students must take responsibility for their professional development.5. […]

Reader Profile: RK

Here's an interview with an FMF reader about her financial situation. My questions are in bold italics and her responses follow in black. Let's get started... Please tell us a bit about yourself. I'm a single 34 year old female, still living in the Midwest. […]