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Help a Reader: Using the Right Card

Here's an email a reader recently sent me: My parents will be visiting me in Chicago this March. They are coming from South Asia and I would like to take care of their flight fares. I am trying to use points+fare for the trip.I currently have: Chase Freedom Amex Blue cash Amex Blue cas preferred Amex Fidelity I used to have Chase Sapphire preferred until 2 months ago. […]

Six Figure Interviews 9

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 am 30 years old, male, married, and without kids. […]

Millionaire Interviews 15

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. […]

Retiree Interviews 2

Here's the latest in my series of retiree interviews, discussions with everyday people who have retired and share their wisdom with the rest of us. 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 62 and have been married to the same man for 35 years. […]

Share Your Financial Experiences with FMF Readers

I love sharing stories from people who are working through financial issues, have made significant financial progress in their lives, or just need a bit of advice. […]

What to Do With Your Retirement Plan If You Change Jobs

The New York Times recently wrote an article on what to do with your retirement plan (i.e. your 401k) if you change jobs. But they didn't really give any advice. The kind of played it in the middle-of-the-road, afraid to take a stand one way or the other. […]

CNN Money Versus Dave Ramsey

Did anyone see this piece from CNN Money? Here's a summary of it: People love Dave. he has 7.7 million weekly listeners, packs arenas, and is at the top of the list when people are asked who they want financial advice from. (Plus he hangs out with really cool people). :) Money likes most of his advice -- the stuff centered on staying out of debt, saving, and planning for the long-term. […]

Millionaire Interviews 14

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. Let's get started... How old are you (and spouse if applicable, plus how long you've been married)? 66, retired at 55. Female. […]

The Flow of Wealth

As I have moved into real estate investing in an attempt to generate income for when I retire, I have been thinking about the "flow of wealth" over the course of a person's lifetime (or at least the flow someone who manages his money well will experience). Here's how I see the flow taking place and changing over time: Income First This stage is early in a person's working career. […]

Six Figure Interviews 8

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. […]