July 5, 2012

Showered With Needs

Until the end of this week, we’re sharing “audition” pieces from folks interested in being new staff writers at Get Rich Slowly. Your job is to let us know what you think of each of these writers. Pay attention, give feedback, and after a couple of weeks we’ll ask which writers you prefer. This article is from Will Crosswell, who says he’s a young guy who’s made some dumb moves financially. […]

Are You Missing the Financial Forest for the Trees?

I routinely write about financial rules of thumb for building wealth and making your money work for you. Without fail, I’m met with comments that argue, “Those rules only apply in certain cases” or “That’s only the case if certain assumptions hold true.” Certainly, financial rules of thumb don’t work 100% of the time, and situations are not always cut-and-dried. […]

Read More (186/365)

Reading is an incredibly inexpensive hobby that provides so many benefits. Most of the time, it requires little or no electricity to engage in reading, so you’re not burning up watts and adding to your energy bill. If you read outside or in a well-lit house, there’s no cost at all during daytime hours. […]

How Do Financial Advisors Earn Their Fee?

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Most of our clients are frugal supersavers. Often they have accumulated their wealth not by earning more but by simply spending less. […]

Should You Buy That In Bulk?

One of the best ways to to save money when you make purchases is to buy in bulk. Buying in bulk allows you to pay a lower per-unit price. This means that when you buy more, you get a cheaper price per ounce. […]

Freezer Inventory: Three simple steps to a freshly frugal freezer

Tasty Trash: The $55 million Squawkfox Food Waste Challenge is a series aimed at helping your family save up to $1,500 this year by reducing food waste. The environment may also thank us. To start from the beginning, read the introduction. Winter is coming. I’m not talkin’ about toboggans, toques, or Zambonis, people. Nope. And you don’t need to be a Canuck to feel this chill. […]

Reader Mailbag: The Tough Part

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. Investing during financial downturns 2. Great public domain novels 3. Small business startup questions 4. Job for teenagers 5. Military man buying or renting? 6. Health insurance switch 7. Insomnia 8. […]

Capital One Ending Costco Savings Account

A little over two years ago, I saw that Costco and Capital One had a partnership in which you could earn a reasonably good interest rate on a high yield savings account. […]

Straying Off the Path or Changing Direction?

This post is from GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. Donna writes the Frugal Cool blog for MSN Money, and writes about frugality and intentional living at Surviving And Thriving. The delightful Rita Rudner once said that she never gets lost — she just changes where it is she wants to go. […]

15 Healthy and Cheap 5-Minute Dinners

Trying to keep nutrition in the forefront when things get hectic can be challenging, but these 15 healthy and cheap five-minute dinners can help. (See also: 6 Tips for Making Cheaper, Faster, Better Meals) 1. Black Bean Tacos I’m a huge fan of black bean recipes in general, and for a quick, healthy dinner on a busy night, these meatless tacos are tough to beat. […]

Running the Numbers: Living on One Salary

Whether you’re a single or stay-at-home parent or have a disabled or unemployed spouse, there’s something you likely have in common — your family is living on a single income. In a day and age where statistics show the number of working couples on the rise (not to mention inflation in terms of the cost of living), the notion of forgoing one spouse’s income sounds preposterous. […]

Best Money Tips: Saving Money on Childcare

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money on childcare, mistakes new college graduates should avoid, and saving at the movie theater. Top 5 Articles Tips for Saving Money on Childcare — To save money on childcare, join a babysitting coop or barter your skills for a couple hours of childcare. […]

Want to Get Richer? Here’s Step 1

If you're one of the 42 percent of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, it's time to break out. Here's how. […]

Help a Reader: Money Advice

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I am a stay at home mother of two children (3 years, 8 months) in charge of the finances brought in from my husband's income as well as a side gig of online sales.  I feel as if I have hit a brick wall in my financial quest. […]