June 11, 2012

Open and Close the Blinds/Curtains in Tune with the Weather (162/365)

One of my closest friends is adamant about not using his air conditioning. From a cheapskate perspective, it makes sense. If he’s not paying a dime for air conditioning, his energy bills during the summer months are going to be very low. […]

Saving Money: Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a primer for saving money: all you need to know about why, how and where to save your hard earned dollars. We’d like to give you a closer look at saving money. Here’s where we try to answer all your questions about the cash you want to keep safe. For many people, it sure [...]Saving Money: Frequently Asked Questions Copyright 2011 TheDigeratiLife.com All rights reserved. […]

How to Invest in Stock and Bonds

It’s been said that investing is simple but not easy. In other words, the underlying principles are straightforward, but it can be hard to stick to them, especially in times of market upheaval. One thing that makes it easier to stick to the plan is to actually have a plan. Today, I want to spend a little time laying out a simple investing strategy to help you formulate a plan of your own. […]

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Are you intimidated by the process of making homemade bread without a bread machine? I was too, but then I learned how to make it, and I can tell you that it is not that difficult or time consuming. Best of all, you are controlling what you put in your food. […]

Making a Great Resume, Listing Skills and Accomplishments

The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from The Damn Good Resume Guide, Fifth Edition: A Crash Course in Resume Writing by Yana Parker and Beth Brown, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. This excerpt covers step #5 of the book's 10 total steps to a great resume. […]

Could Your Side Gig Help Your Career?

In a world where technology makes it easier to reach new clients and work from home, there is a growing interest in side gigs. Indeed, many people are finding that they can make money on hobbies, or start a web site and make money of the advertising. […]

Four Risks of Investing

No investment is without risk. You may feel safe even when you do what financial advisers consider the “right thing” — invest in a broad stock market index fund with a long-term view — but there is risk there as well. Unfortunately, to build wealth over time, investors need to accept a significant amount of risk. […]

Wills, Trusts and Drama: What to Expect When Settling an Estate

This is a guest post by Jennifer Rose Hale, one of the candidates for a new staff writer position here at Get Rich Slowly. We all face times when we suddenly, necessarily have to become experts on a topic we’d previously given little consideration. Some, like pregnancy, accompany positive changes in our lives. […]

Reader Mailbag: Online Classes

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Struggles living with family 2. Ear candy 3. Need a plan 4. Ethical retirement savings? 5. Upromise question 6. Fun biographies 7. Stock option question 8. Reading to older children 9. Debt free, now what? 10. […]

Five Places to Post Your Travel Experiences for Free

If you’re like me, you love to travel and share your adventures with others. I’m the type of gal who loves to document my journey by keeping a detailed record of what I’ve seen, the people I’ve met, the food I’ve devoured, and the feelings I had while sightseeing, mingling, and noshing. I’ve been known to send handfuls of postcards, too. […]

How to Keep Fruits & Vegetables Fresh As Long As Possible

Last year, my lovely wife and I joined an organic CSA (community supported agriculture) farm. Each week, we’d get a bounty of vegetables and fruit that we had trouble finishing. We mistakenly got a full share, thinking we could handle it, but a full share is meant for a family of four. We only had a family of two… and we weren’t vegetarian either! […]

10 Things I Just Won’t Do to Save Money

Hi, I’m Paul, and I have a confession. I’m frugal. Sometimes, really, really frugal. You only have to ask my long-suffering wife and kids for confirmation. But although I have been known to buy only items on clearance, with coupons, I am also someone who has frugal morals as well. I won’t steal; I have yet to pop a grape in my mouth from the produce section, although I see many people doing that. […]

70 Cheap, Succulent Shrimp Recipes

If affordable seafood is something you seek, then having a few shrimp recipes up your sleeve is a good idea. It’s frequently on sale and affordable enough compared to other types of fresh fish, and its size makes it a flexible food item from which you can create a myriad of menu items. These seventy shrimp recipe suggestions demonstrate just that. (See also: Seafood on the Cheap) 1. […]

How to Sing Your Own Praises at Work (Without Bragging)

Confidence is key to getting ahead in your career, but how can you communicate your expertise without sounding boastful? To help you assert your talents in a polished, professional way, we've come up with some key suggestions that make tooting your own horn a cinch. […]

Your Money or Your Life, Track Income and Expenses Monthly, Then Work on Lowering Expenses and Increasing Income

Today we're going to cover steps #5 through #7 from Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century. […]