Think of Frugality as a Method, Not a Lifestyle, to Avoid Wasting Your Time

Contrary to popular belief, frugality is not just about saving money. It’s about making the most of your resources, and that includes your time and effort. To make frugality work for you, think...

Get Rich Slowly turns 10! Celebrating our first decade

This article is by J.D. Roth. My name is J.D. Roth. Ten years ago today, I started a little blog about money. This blog, in fact. When I started Get Rich Slowly,...

Loyal Customers Pay More for Cable, So Call and Haggle a Better Price

Customer loyalty usually doesn’t pay off. In fact, Consumerist found that loyal cable customers generally...

A Rule of Thumb to Estimate the Value of Your Travel Rewards Miles

Reward miles are a little misleading. They aren’t always based on how many miles you fly, and the rewards don’t actually equate to miles, either. There are tools to help you compare flight...

The Best Investors Literally Forget About Their Portfolios

“Set and forget” investing isn’t sexy, but it works. In fact, lazy investing is so effective, a study from Fidelity found that the best performing investors had either forgotten about their accounts or...

Which Store Loyalty Programs Are Actually Worth It?

A lot of store loyalty programs are more trouble than they’re worth. You tote the...

This Bill in Congress Would Remove Credit Report Strikes After Four Years

Bad credit can haunt you for years. It affects everything from your home purchase to your bills to renting an apartment. Some employers even check your report before hiring you. A newly proposed...

The benefits of using credit cards wisely

This article is by GRS contributor William Cowie. Fire can be one of the most destructive forces on earth, and yet some say civilization began when we figured out how to harness its...

Why We Value Purchases More When We Pay With Cash

Credit is convenient, but paying with cash has a subtle impact on your mindset that you can use in your favor. A recent study found that paying with cash actually makes us value...

The Money Saving Habits I Gave Up Because They Waste My Time

It’s probably safe to assume no one’s ever gotten rich clipping coupons. That doesn’t mean saving money is a waste of time, though. Some money-saving habits are worthwhile and save you a heap...

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