March 23, 2013

Living for Today Doesn’t Require You to Drain Tomorrow

“Why would I want to live in misery just so I have a few more dollars when I’m old?” This is an exact quote from a recent reader email, and I hear variations on the theme all the time. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #118

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. I’ve been showing my children a lot of pictures of modes of transportation that they’ve never used. They’ve been captivated by the zeppelins… as have I. 1. Mary Anne Radmacher on courage “Courage does not always roar. […]

LastDollar February 2013 Net Worth

Naked With Cash is the year-long series on Consumerism Commentary where seven readers’ households share their financial progress on a monthly basis, and February is “insurance month.” I’ve partnered with financial planners who will offer some guidance along the way. Read this introduction to learn more about the series. […]

5 debt lessons from ‘Braveheart’

This guest post is by Ben Edwards of MoneySmartlife.com. His book “Debt Heroes,” which chronicles the stories of 21 people who got out of debt, was published in December. Get Rich Slowly readers may download a free copy of the book from Sunday, March 24, through Thursday, March 28 on Amazon.com. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of March 18

Here are some pieces I found especially worthwhile and some of the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week: Wise Bread tells how to get free medication. The Simple Dollar covers making the rent. Money Wise Pastor lists things to consider before buying a museum membership. Carnival of Personal Finance Carnival of Wealth this week and last week. […]