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Why you should avoid sales tax holidays

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. It sounds good, doesn’t it? For one day per year, skip paying sales tax on — depending on the state — school supplies, clothing, computers, hurricane supplies, and other essential items. After all, depending on your state’s tax rate, you could save up to 7 percent off your purchases. […]

Overcoming the fear of investing

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Investing is the most important element of our financial future — but sometimes it takes a while before we really get it, so to speak. Fortunately, I think it’s fair to say most of the readers here at Get Rich Slowly get it. But I’m willing to bet that there are still a few who might get the concept but have yet to put it into action. […]

Strategies for an affordable college education

As you gaze at your newborn or newly adopted son or daughter, one of these thoughts may run through your head: “Will I be able to afford to put you through school?” “Am I required to put you through school?“ “Right now it’s all I can do to pay for Pampers and child care. I’ll worry about college later.” Time has a way of sneaking up on us. […]

Act fast for double cash back rewards from Discover

This article is by Curtis Arnold, editor-in-chief. It’s not often that a credit card company offers to double its usual rewards on a range of its plastic for an entire year — but that’s precisely what Discover is doing for new customers with its current limited-time offer. […]

Getting real (and serious) about your financial future

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Have you ever wanted — really wanted — to change your financial situation but, when you tried, you felt like you were slogging through wet cement or trying to turn a huge ship around? You got exhausted and stopped, right? Change is like that. You can change — and you can also make it easier for yourself. […]

5 ways to pay yourself first

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently, we discussed the benefits of paying yourself first. But exactly how do you go about doing that (especially if you feel like you’re living paycheck to paycheck already)? […]

Your teen’s summer jobs could be their first million

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Few things are as much a part of growing up in America as getting a summer job. And here’s why most agree a summer job is a good thing to have as part of your coming of age: You get a good introduction to the rest of your life, which more likely than not will involve a job — working for someone else. […]

Do you practice retiring?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. I know quite a few people who are approaching retirement right now. And from talking to them, one thing is clear to me: There’s a lot of apprehension about making this transition. The pressure to make the right decisions doesn’t stop just because you’re nearing retirement. In fact, from what I can tell, it seems to intensify. […]

Alternatives to the multi-generational survival tool

This is a guest post from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. A whole lotta folks are way too comfortable with credit card debt, according to the “Generations Apart” study from Allianz Life. Nearly half of the Generation Xers and Baby Boomers surveyed consider plastic to be “a financial survival tool.” Guys, guys, guys: The credit card is not a superhero. […]

5 ideas for a productive staycation

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. According to a recent blog by the Wall Street Journal, Americans leave $52.4 billion on the table each year in unused paid time off (not including sick or personal leave). This lowers employee productivity and can lead to burnout and retention issues. […]