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Ask the Readers: What is your best budget-friendly tip for Mother’s Day gifts?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. A mother’s love is more precious than gold, but you don’t need to spend a mint to make Mother’s Day special for her. In some ways, your lack of funds could actually help you make her day more meaningful. When it comes down to it, most moms prize the time they can spend with their children more than anything. […]

Replacing our HVAC, Part II: Installation, rebates, and timing

(This is Part II in a two-part series about replacing an air conditioning unit. Part I is Honey Progress Report: Replacing our HVAC, Part I. Honey Smith’s experience investigating solar panels is chronicled in Financial benefits of solar panels? Not so fast.) This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. […]

Best tips for managing money as an expat

This article is by staff writer Ryan Takach. Have you ever considered taking an overseas assignment? Getting to see the world — while earning a steady paycheck and gaining valuable work experience — is a dream for many adventurous workers. Accepting an expatriate assignment was also one of the best career decisions I ever made — but it required some serious financial preparation and thought. […]

How to deal with expensive friends

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. No matter what I do to prevent it, spring budget creep always seems to take hold this time of year. Sometimes it seems as if the dollars start flying out the door the second the temperature starts to rise. And although I budget for all of our known expenses, the extra expenditures still add up — and hurt. […]

Pros and cons of homeschooling

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. What if the average cost to educate a child was over $5,000 but you could drop it to just over $500 per child? According to a really old (1997) report on homeschooling, you could do just that by taking your child out of public school and schooling them at home. […]

Ask the Readers: Are you planning to care for an aging parent?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. A few weeks ago, I got an unexpected invitation to lunch from my husband. His afternoon meetings had been rescheduled and he was coming home early. We went to a little Subway store in a shopping center near my office. […]

When to use intermittent FMLA

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Disclosure: I am not an attorney or HR specialist. This is just my experience with, and understanding of, FMLA. […]

Why bankruptcy should be your last resort

(Petrish Dyer is an active military Navy Chief, currently stationed in Japan. Please understand that her duties and time zone may prevent her from responding to comments in a timely manner even though she would like to. Petrish is also the founder of debtfreemartini.com where she blogs and inspires others to live a debt-free life.) A few years ago, I was at my lowest point financially. […]

How to profit from economic cycles

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. (Since April is Financial Literacy Month, a number of articles will be devoted to more educational topics. This is Part IV in a four-part series about how understanding economic cycles could inform your financial decisions. Part I is Understanding economic cycles: An introduction. Part II is Recognizing economic seasons: recovery and growth. […]

Job search tips that work

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. You may have noticed that, since last September, many of my posts here at Get Rich Slowly have focused on the job search. Some of you may have wondered why I would write about such a topic at all, since my job tenure was over seven years. Well, it’s because I have been job-hunting. And I succeeded! […]