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The Problem With Prognostication: Why You Shouldn’t Invest Based on “Expert” Predictions

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. I find predictions, and the people who make them, fascinating for a few reasons. First, I — like everyone — would love to get a hint of what’s coming up. […]

How Much Stuff Does One Man Need?

It seems like every time I travel, I come home committed to win my war on Stuff. This time was no different. I lived out of a single carry-on bag while vacationing in Belize last week, and even that felt luxurious. […]

How Much Life Insurance Do You REALLY Need?

On Friday, I shared a guest response to a reader question about life insurance. Many GRS readers rightly complained that it didn’t do a good job of answering the question. One reader — Mike from Four Pillars and ABCs of Investing — took it upon himself to write this response. One of the most common issues that people with any kind of dependents face is, “How much life insurance do I need?”. […]

Book Review: The Happiness Project

One of my core beliefs is this: It’s more important to be happy than it is to be rich. My personal experience bears this out (though I’m fortunate to be both), as do the anecdotes I receive from GRS readers. In fact, of all my fourteen philosophies, this one is most important. […]

Reader Story: A Cautionary Tale

This guest post from Maria is part of the new “reader stories” feature here at Get Rich Slowly. Some reader stories contain general “how I did X” advice, and others will be examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success — or failure. […]

Back from Belize

Greetings, friends. I am back from a relaxing week-long vacation in the jungles of Belize (with a one-day trip across the border to Guatemala to visit Mayan ruins — or the rebel base on Yavin IV, if you’re a Star Wars geek like me). I had a blast. I slept a lot, thought a lot about my future plans, and basically forgot about the world. As always, coming home was overwhelming. […]

Reader Question: How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

This is a guest post from Sanford Ellowitz, a New York State licensed insurance agent. He has over 25 years experience in the insurance and financial services industries. […]

How to Save While Shopping for Children’s Clothes

This is a guest post from Gina Lincicum, a long-time GRS reader who writes about frugality and family finance at MoneywiseMoms.com. Moving to the D.C. area after my twins were born, we transformed from a family of three living comfortably, to a family of five struggling to make ends meet on one income. […]

From Whole Foods to Food Stamps

This post is from new staff writer Sierra Black. Sierra writes about frugality, sustainable living, and getting her kids to eat kale at Childwild.com. The recession has hit families where they live. For many, it’s forced a change of address. Think about all those foreclosed homes and urban deserts: One in every 400 homes received a foreclosure notice last year. Unemployment is approaching 10%. […]

How Much Does Canceling Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Score?

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, whose own blog paid homage to the movie, Fight Club, with the post Tyler Durden’s Guide to Personal Finance. While I generally check my credit report every 4 months or so, the last time I checked my credit score was November 2008. At that time, it was right at 740. Earlier this week, I checked my credit score again. […]