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Summer splurges you might regret

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Everyone loves a guilty pleasure every now and again – so long as it’s something harmless like belting out your favorite Country Western song on your way to the grocery store. But when it comes to these summer indulgences, you may end up singing the budget blues. […]

Balancing expectations for bonus-and-raise season

This article is by staff writer Megan Wells. Everyone’s inner-optimist is a loud-mouth. “Yes, you deserve a gigantic increase in pay.” It’s that time of year when you hear about your bonus and raise. “You’re obviously going to get it. So go ahead. Start fantasizing about it!” That’s just what we do. We see dollar signs and start day-dreaming about what we can do with that extra amount of money. […]

What the Chinese stock market crash can teach you

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. By some accounts, China’s stock market has been in free fall. In less than a month, the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SSEC) — the Chinese equivalent of America’s S&P 500 stock index — saw a 30 percent drop in value. […]

How Social Security can help you catch up on retirement savings

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. I was chatting with my dad on Father’s Day (he prefers phone calls to Father’s Day gifts), and everything seemed ordinary at first. He asked how Jake and I were enjoying our house and whether I still liked my new job. However, I was in for a surprise. When I asked him how his work was going, he said, “Oh, I retired a couple of weeks ago.” !!! […]

Couple erases $55K student loan debt in 14 months

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Andrew and Amanda Argue were both working for public accounting firms in Miami, Florida, when they met. As young, ambitious professionals, they fell right into the hard-charging lifestyle of certified public accountants — where your rapid ascension to partner is determined by the number of hours you rack up. […]

5 ways to keep your financial information safer from hackers

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Hey, do you mind if I try to guess one of your passwords? No? Okay, how about “123456″ or “password”? Maybe “Max123″ or “Bella2011″? Although I hope no Get Rich Slowly readers are using any of these passwords currently, “123456″ and “password” are among the most common passwords chosen. And “Max” and “Bella”? […]

Revisiting the credit union vs. bank debate: Which is better?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Judging from the comments in Kristin Wong’s article “Credit unions vs. banks: Things to consider“ back in January 2014, there was a lot of interest – and a fair amount of skepticism – in what credit unions have to offer. The sentiments went in a lot of different directions. […]

The benefits of paying yourself first

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. By the time I became interested in personal finance, I had grown tired of the most popular personal finance clichés. I was tired of Suze Orman’s incessant denials, David Bach’s Latte Factor® theory, and Dave Ramsey’s simple ideas and assertions on how everyday Americans should be living their lives. […]

How to cancel COBRA insurance

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. In a recent article, I described what COBRA insurance is and my experiences obtaining it. One of the biggest complaints I had about COBRA was the sign-up process. Signing up for COBRA insurance had to be initiated by my employer, and it was a paper process to boot. […]

The best (and worst) states for saving money and getting ahead 2015

This article is by staff writer Megan Wells. Looking to save versus spend? Eager to sock money away not just for a rainy day but potentially for stormy months, even years, ahead? Consider heading to the Heartland. The Midwest is home to some of the very best places to save money and get ahead in the U.S., according to a new analysis by Get Rich Slowly. To find out which parts of the U.S. […]