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Spare Change: First 5k Edition

It’s been a while since I posted a fitness update around here. I’ve been a little scared to — some of you hate them! More than that, though, I’ve had a nagging injury. […]

How to Spend Your Money

Yesterday, as I was otherwise occupied (I spent five hours writing a post about programmable thermostats, a post nobody will even like!), the conversation on Donna Freedman’s article got a little cranky. Donna wrote about pinching pennies on some things so that she could splurge on others. […]

You Can Have It All (Just Not All At Once)

This post is from new GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes the Living With Less personal finance column for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. […]

Reader Story: How I Avoided Student Loans

This guest post from Crystal is part of the “reader stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. These stories feature folks from all levels of financial maturity and with all sorts of incomes. […]

Win $500 in the 2011 Get Rich Slowly Video Contest!

Last spring, Get Rich Slowly hosted a video contest. Fifty-seven GRS readers submitted short videos sharing financial tips and success stories. From these, I picked a handful of contest winners. I had so much fun with the contest that we’re doing it again. Starting Tuesday the 15th, the GRS Video Contest is officially underway! 2011 Get Rich Slowly Video Contest Entering the contest is easy. […]

Follow-Up: Save More or See the World?

I get a lot of requests for follow-ups to reader stories and reader questions. People want to hear how things turned out. Because I want to know how things turned out, too, I’ve started a semi-regular feature at Get Rich Slowly. […]

Ask the Readers: Saving vs. Debt Reduction

The tone and content at Get Rich Slowly have shifted a lot in the past five years. When I started this site, I was a financial novice. I was learning about smart money management. Now, I’m in what I call the third stage of personal finance, and the basics come naturally. (Most of the time, anyhow.) I’m glad that GRS has evolved with me. […]

A Quick and Easy Way to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

This morning I posted my annual review of the Consumer Reports auto issue. Now might be a good time to publish another annual reminder: It’s tax refund season! If you have a refund due this year and you’re getting antsy for it, you can check its status easily with this simple web-based tool from the IRS web site. […]

Consumer Reports Auto Issue: Best and Worst Cars for 2011

It’s that time of year again! The annual auto issue of Consumer Reports landed in my mailbox yesterday, and I spent some time browsing its pages. I’m not nearly as interested in car info as I used to be; I’ve had my beloved Mini Cooper for two years now, and am quite pleased with it. […]

College Is a Big, Fat, Hairy Rip-Off! (But Save for It Anyway)

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the adviser for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He also has a newly reinvigorated blog, and you can have your day interrupted once or twice by his Twittering. […]