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Millionaire Interview 17 Update

The following is an update to Millionaire Interview 17. My FMF millionaire #17 interview took place almost 3 years ago. The biggest change for me since then has been my job. At the time, I hated my job. It affected my mood very negatively and looking back, I was probably on the edge of depression. […]

Book of the Week: The Millionaire Next Door

It's no secret that I love the book The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy. I love it so much that I have an entire category here at FMF dedicated to it with over 70 posts in that category!!!! Some highlights: Rich People Know that Things Don't Satisfy How to Become Wealthy Best of Free Money Finance: Millionaire Next Door, Part 1 For a good overview of th […]

More Bad News on Retirement

Here's a post that asks if we have a retirement crisis. Why would anyone ask that? Here's why it asks that: From this data, it looks like we’re officially in crisis mode. The near retirement households are going to be in serious trouble after they retired. The median retirement account balance for people 55-64 (who have retirement accounts) is $104,000. […]

What's the Top Financial Stress in Your State?

Bankrate recently posted a chart of the top financial stresses by state. Some interesting observations: The vast majority of states have "paying off my debt" as their #1 financial stress. […]

You Can Retire Early on an Average Income

After posting a series of bad news items like Americans have low net worths, way too much credit card debt, and are terrible at money management, here's finally some good news. Here's a family who is bucking all the trends. They are sending 13 kids to college, are debt free, and plan to retire early. Good for them!!! So you're thinking "they must make a pretty hefty salary, right?" Nope. […]

Millionaire Interview 23

Today we have a brand new installment of Millionaire Interviews. This post is a bit unique in that it contains an original interview I did in the summer of 2013 plus an update as of now. The original interview was posted on a site I no longer run. So today's post will work like this: My questions will be in bold and italic font The original (2013) answers will be in black text The updated […]

Star Money Articles for Week of September 19

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. Here's a post where the writer says he has every dollar he ever made. […]

Save a Ton by Having Your Wedding on a Thursday

Here's an interesting follow up to my recent post on how expensive weddings can be.  Money magazine has a piece on how some couples are saving a ton by having their weddings on Thursdays.  Yep, going off of prime time is always a saver no matter what you do and it's no different with weddings. Most people don't want to get married on Thursday, right? Of course not! […]

Why People Quit Their Jobs

Money Magazine lists the main reasons people quit their jobs as follows (with the percentage of people who gave this reason): Because they didn’t have room to grow (45%) Poor leadership (41%) Wanting better work culture (36%) Wanting more challenging work (36%) Wanted better pay (34%) Wanted better recognition at work (32%) I've left jobs for all of these reasons throughout the course of my care […]

Interviews are Back!

Back in the day, I used to run several reader interview posts that were very popular here at Free Money Finance. Well, it's my pleasure to announce they are back!! The series are: Reader Profiles -- These were interviews with readers of all sorts, asking about their current finances, plans for the future, and their best financial advice. […]