What early retirement was like in 1957 (according to Life magazine)

Sometimes I hit the jackpot in my quest to find old material about retirement and early retirement. Last week, for instance, I was reading Early Retirement Dude’s history of the financial independence movement...

Automate Your Credit Card Payments Already

Image: rawpixel.com from PexelsImpulse spending, emergencies, buying too many things we just don’t need—all of these are reasons we typically think of to explain why people make late credit card payments.Turns out,...

When to Buy Travel Insurance

Photo: Oleksandr Pidvalnyi from PexelsWhen you’re planning a vacation, scheduling excursions and picking which restaurants you’ll dine at each night isn’t so much a chore as an exciting part of the trip....

Cancel a Flight for Free With the 24-Hour Rule

Image: Omar Prestwich on UnsplashIf you’re looking for a flight (say, for your next long-distance trip), you’ll want to know the ins-and-outs of the airline’s cancellation policy should you need to change...

How to get rich and stay rich

In my ongoing quest to build a library of pre-1990 money books, I recently heeded a reader recommendation to buy and read How to Get Rich and Stay Rich by Fred J. Young....

Money story: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

This guest post from Brian Winch is part of the “money stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly. Some stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success...

You Can't Time a Market Correction, But Don't Freak Out 

Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty ImagesThe stock market just hit the longest bull run in its history, and that’s got people spooked.The downward spiral seems inevitable, and, of course, it is. That’s how...

How to Help Teachers and Students This School Year

Because America is a country that definitely has its priorities straight, public school teachers are spending an average of $479 per year of their own money on school supplies for their students, according...

The thin green line: Why you should be skeptical of financial blogs

I’ve been blogging since before “blog” was even a word. (Twenty-one years last Thursday!) I’ve had a financial blog for a dozen years now. In that time, things have changed in a variety...

Safety Apps College Students Should Download Now

Image: gdtography on UnsplashWe’re not here to tell you to take a buddy with you everywhere you go and call your mom when you get in each night, but if you’re new...

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