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Reader Profile: VF

The following is the latest post in my "Reader Profiles" series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. […]

Six Figure Interviews 11

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. […]

Six Times It's Easy to Ask for a Discount

My mom was ill this summer (she's fine now) and had to stay in a hospital away from her home. My dad got a hotel room for $89 a night initially, but when it was apparent that his stay would be longer than expected, he asked the manager if he could get a "long-term rate". The manager said he could and agreed to let my dad stay in the same room for $67 a night from that day forward. […]

Help a Reader: Paying Off Debts

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I'd like to get readers thoughts on paying off large debts.  In my case, I own rental properties where I would like to pay off the mortgages for long term income.  One mortgage is around 80k and the other 100k. We live off my salary and I earn quarterly bonuses that range from 5 to 15k a quarter after taxes.  The rental properties also generate […]

Millionaire Interviews 18

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. […]

Two Books that Will Change Your Financial Life

I get asked all the time if I can recommend a good book on money management. I can actually name two, but more on that in a minute. I have read hundreds of books on all sorts of financial topics -- general money management, investing, retirement, and on and on. Unfortunately the vast majority of them aren't worth the paper they are printed on. […]

Six Figure Interviews 10

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'm 43 years old. I've been married for 12 years. I have on kid who is 8. […]

Help a Reader: Tax Accounting for a Bonus

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I'm anxiously waiting to get my tax documents so I can work on my return.  Last year I nailed my withholding estimates - we got a small fed refund and owed a bit for our state return.  The net was that we underpayed by ~ $150.  I'm expecting a refund this year though because last year, for the first time in ages, I received a bonus.  My company […]