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Don’t Let Irregular Expenses Wreck Your Budget (or Drain Your Emergency Fund)

Right before our Thanksgiving trip to Big Bend National Park, the AC went out on our vehicle. $600 later, we had a functioning AC. Bummer, right? What a way to start a camping trip.  The good news was that we had the funds set aside for that specific reason—auto repairs. […]

Suze Orman Jumps Aboard the “Pay With Cash” Bandwagon

This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently listed the Top 10 Money Movies of the Decade. For years now, Dave Ramsey has recommended ditching credit cards and paying with cash. […]

A Brief Guide to Holiday Tipping

I’m getting more requests this year for holiday tipping info than ever before. For example, Nina wrote: “Can you provide some guidelines for Holiday Tipping Etiquette for the holiday season? I’m at a complete loss…” To be honest, I don’t know much about holiday tipping. It’s not something I was raised with. […]

Index Funds: Why Choose Anything Else?

This is a guest post from Mike Piper, who blogs at The Oblivious Investor, where he reminds readers that investing doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful. Mike is a long-time GRS reader and the author of Investing Made Simple. Like many other investors, J.D. and I are fans of taking the slow, sure path to wealth. We invest much of our money in index funds. […]

Job Loss: Got a Financial Game Plan?

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of unemployed was 15.4 million and the jobless rate was 10 percent in November. […]

You Can Negotiate Anything

In May, I wrote about how to negotiate your salary. I argued that following the advice in Jack Chapman’s Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1,000 a Minute is one of the best ways to improve your financial well-being. I still believe it. […]

Financial Balance Lets You Enjoy Tomorrow AND Today

This article is the 11th of a 14-part series that explores the core tenets of Get Rich Slowly. It originally appeared at Soul Shelter in a slightly different form. For more than a decade, I was buried in debt. My relationship with money was poor. I earned a decent salary, but I couldn’t seem to get ahead. […]

Is Frugality a Necessary Evil?

In the comments on a recent post about peer pressure, I mentioned a quote that I’d edited from the original draft. (I write a lot of stuff that doesn’t make it into final articles. It’s as if there should be “bonus features” for GRS, like on DVDs.) Anyhow, I re-read John T. […]

Comics and Cons: Adventures on eBay

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that between writing chapters for Your Money: The Missing Manual I’ve been wrestling with eBay “customer service”. Note the quotes. It’s difficult to tell the full story in 140-character chunks, though. […]

Furniture and Scambags: Adventures on Craigslist

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’ve already told you how the wife and I weed out our closets every summer and have a yard sale with the results. […]