Archive for August, 2012

Finance Tips: Do Your Kids Know About Your Finances?

Posted by Kate on August 12, 2012

I hope everyone is getting in some time by the pool because it is really HOT out there! But if you prefer being inside in the A/C, make sure you take a look at some of this week’s great finance articles on investing, debt and more! source: Chad Jones Finance Reads How Much Do Your […]

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7 Things You Should Be Buying Used

Posted by Don on August 9, 2012

It’s always nice to get a brand new shiny toy, but when it comes to getting the most for your money, there are some things that are better purchased used. Below I list seven things that are better purchased used as opposed to new. Surprisingly, you won’t find cars on this list. While in most […]

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One of my pet peeves is when gas stations advertise a cash-only price on a billboard with the “cash price” stipulation in such small letters underneath that I don’t know it until I have parked to take advantage of the great price. I have learned my lesson one too many times on this one, and […]

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Meet a Free Money Reader: Steve

Posted by Madison on August 7, 2012

I know that many of you are Free Money junkies just like me. After a reader, Steve, left a comment about his accounts, I just knew you’d want to hear his story! Steve has 202 checking, savings, investment, credit card, and various other open accounts. He says: “I am also one who hates to pass […]

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6 Ways to Have a Fun Summer On a Budget

Posted by Kristen on August 6, 2012

Summer is my favorite season. The days are longer, the sun is shining, and there’s always something fun to do. The problem I used to encounter is that with summer, I want to meet up with friends, travel, and do something new everyday. And then by the time fall comes around, I’m out of money. […]

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Finance Tips: Retirement, Real Estate and More

Posted by Kate on August 5, 2012

In the midst of all of your Olympics-watching, take a break to catch up on some of this week’s great finance reads on retirement, insurance and real estate! source: Jon Curnow Finance Reads Inexpensive Ways to Keep Kids Entertained this Summer – Trying to keep your kids busy this summer without breaking the bank? This […]

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Six Ways to Avoid Student Loan Debt

Posted by Kristen on August 2, 2012

Attending college is a great way to educate yourself and get the job you want. Whether you’re going right out of high school or going back to school for a career change, college is expensive. Between tuition, housing expenses, and books and supplies, you can easily be in debt for many years after you get […]

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Readers Share Thoughts on Life After Debt

Posted by Madison on August 1, 2012

Amanda recently detailed The Aftermath of Debt Payoff in which she and her husband entered the “non-mortgage, debt-free” stage of life after paying off all of their student loans and car loan. Congrats Amanda! But they haven’t quite figured out where to go next. With their financial situation drastically changed, readers had lots of great […]

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