How to Avoid Credit Card Fees When You Book a Flight Online

Image: Matthew Smith on UnsplashOnline travel agencies (OTAs), such as Expedia and Orbitz, are useful for comparing flight prices (though some airlines, like Southwest, do not allow their flights to show up...

Spending rate versus saving rate

For years, I’ve argued that your saving rate is the most important number in personal finance. “Saving rate” in the world of personal finance is the same as profit in the world of...

What to Do if You Default on Your Student Loans

First step: Cut back on expensive coffee drinks.Image: Verena Yunita Yapi on UnsplashDefaulting on student loans has become an inevitability for a certain proportion of borrowers: According to a report from the...

Save Money by Embracing the 'Pain of Paying' 

Image: Tristan Colangelo on UnsplashIf you’re trying to get your spending in order, one of the more powerful ways to do so is to embrace the “pain of paying,” as Joe Pinsker...

How Do You Customize Mint?

Screenshot: Mint.comOne of the best and most aspects of Mint is that you can create categories for essentially anything to track your spending. There are your standard expenditures like housing and transportation,...

Your Credit Card Debt Is Worse Than Your Mortgage Debt

Image: rawpixel.com from PexelsA mix of credit types is a boon to your score—10 percent of credit score is determined based on the types of credit lines you have open.But a mix...

A visual history of U.S. bull and bear markets since 1926

Who am I kidding? I can’t go an entire month without publishing anything here at Get Rich Slowly. I need to write. And judging from the feedback regarding my planned sabbatical, you folks want...

How to Get Your Boss to Take Your Goals Seriously 

Image: rawpixel on UnsplashHow can you push your boss to give you more responsibility and/or more money instead of just keeping the status quo? That’s what we’re discussing today.Each Monday we’re tackling...

An index to every money book I’ve reviewed during the past twelve years

I read a lot of money books. As a result, a large section of my large library is devoted to books about personal finance. (And if I hadn’t purged hundreds of money books...

Prioritize Building Up Your Cash Reserves

Image: NeONBRAND on UnsplashAs we’ve covered, the current bull market’s longevity has people worried. It all has to end some time, and some economists are predicting a recession by the end of...

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