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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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Should I Roll My IRA into My New Job's 401k?

Here's a question a CNN Money reader asked: I'm 59, and I just got a new job. Should I move my IRA to the 401(k) plan or keep it separate? Here's their response: Are the fees lower in your 401(k) than in your IRA? Would you like all your retirement dollars in one pot? […]

Financials of Real Estate Investment #3

Here are the details of my third rental real estate property. I purchased it in the middle of 2013. For reference, here are links to details on property #1 and property #2. And here are the details on my real estate plans. […]

What We've Learned from Millionaires

I've completed 22 interviews with millionaires (here's the millionaire category in case you want to read them) and after the third one there were already patterns in their answers. So with all the responses we have now, I thought I would summarize what we've learned from this group with very high net worths. Here are some common denominators: Millionaires have high incomes. […]

How to Sell a House

If you're looking for the details on "how to sell a house", I'll cut to the chase: Bury a St. Joseph statue upside-down in your yard, facing toward the for-sale house. […]

Do You Rebalance These Days?

Here's a piece from CNN Money that asks whether you should rebalance your portfolio or not. […]

Free E-Book on Finance Basics...Kind Of

A reader recently sent me an article titled The Key to Build Wealth? Start Slowly. The article itself was pretty basic, but also good, so when it mentioned that the author interviewed was giving his e-book away free on April 25, I made a note to check it out. So I went to Amazon this morning, and the book is not free (as of this posting, maybe it will be later) but was still 99 cents. […]

How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

This is a guest post from J.D. Roth, who founded the blog Get Rich Slowly in 2006. Roth wrote Your Money: The Missing Manual and is the "Your Money" columnist for Entrepreneur magazine. His latest project is a year-long course on how to master your money, which explains how to slash costs and boost income so that you can pursue early retirement and other goals. […]

In Case You Were Wondering

You may have noticed that my site has been down for the past few days. Typepad, the service I use to run this blog, was attacked system-wide and most, if not all, of their blogs have been down since the weekend. Thanks to those of you who emailed or tweeted me. […]

A Money Expert Who Knows What She's Talking About

In contrast to many financial "experts" in the media who know very little about money management (I noted this in Money 101: How to Measure and Track Wealth and Another Financial Media Mistake), Business Week magazine interviewed Ann Kaplan, a woman after my own heart.Here's what started off the interview: What’s the biggest financial mistake people make?The biggest mistake isn’t bad investment […]