The Best of Free Money Wisdom

top postsI’ve been running Free Money Wisdom for quite some time now.  And I’m sure you’re well aware that while I try to create EPIC content for you, some of my articles are just not as good as others.  So, I decided to create a page with all my best content.

This page is especially great if you are new around here.  These articles are packed full of money savings tips and retirement planning guidance.  These popular articles will give your personal finances a boost.

If you finish reading through these posts, you can hit up my archives and take a look at my old articles dating as far back as 2010.

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10 Reasons Why I Blog About Personal Finance  – This is one of my most popular post and there’s a good reason for that!  I lay it all out there as to why I blog on the topic of personal finance. You’ll get to know me a little better and find out what drives the inspiration for Free Money Wisdom.


I Paid My Car Off 52 Months Early  – Yes, you read that right.  I paid my car off 52 months early. How I did it is actually not that hard.  In this article I share with you what steps I took to pay off my car loan really really fast.  Get inspired, pay your car loan off early, make the banks mad, and walk away smiling.


Ultimate Guide to Grocery Store Savings   I think everyone loves saving money.  What is the most typical expense right behind rent?  Well, groceries of course!  This guide will help you navigate around the grocery store more  efficiently  and help you save money on a regular basis. You won’t want to miss this.


13 Part-time Jobs With Benefits  – Let’s be honest.  The economy is tough right now and full time jobs are hard to come by.  What if you can only find part time work and you have a family to support?  You’ll want to find a part time job with the greatest benefits package.  It’s all  laid  out in this post and should give you a boost in terms of finding an employer with attractive benefits.


My Buzz Cut Saved Me Over $1,000 During College  – This is one of my more personal posts.  I talk about how I used a simple tool like clippers to save me a nice chunk of change  during  college. Now, I know not everyone will want a buzz cut.  However, hopefully this post will inspire you to be more frugal in your daily life.


Why a 15 Year Mortgage is a Smart Move  – How many people do you know have 30 year mortgages?  Probably quite a few people huh?  Well, I’m here to say there is a better way.  Check out why I recommend a 15 year mortgage and why it’s a smart move toward retiring earlier.

Pay Cash or Finance a Car? That is the Question!   Paying for a car in cash is such an “old school” way of going about it these days.  However, why would you want to finance a car if you had the cash?  This has been debated since the first automobile.  Join me on this journey and let’s settle this once for all.


Burn Bridges and Go Hungry  – I don’t care who you are, your employer is probably a huge source of your monthly income.  Don’t make the mistake some of these people made.  Burning a bridge is one of the worst things you could do to a relationship with an employer.  In this article I give some examples of what you want to avoid.


4 Things I Learned as a Grocery Bag Boy  – Believe it or not, being a bag boy at a local grocery store taught me countless lessons and gave me certain skills that I use today.  While not the most prideful of jobs, taking a minimum wage job can teach you some amazing things.  Learn what it taught me and how it turned me into the person I am today.


Negotiate a 10% Increase in Salary  – We all want more money.  I do, you do, your friends do.  If someone gave you free money you;d probably say yes please and thank you.  Why not treat your salary the same way and simply ask for it!  In this article I go into some strategies I use for negotiating a higher salary.  Don’t be scared, the worst that can happen is that you get no for an answer.


Common Ways to Slash Expenses   I love cutting expenses.  In fact, some say I’m kind of a nut about it.  I’m always looking for ways I can reduce bills and pay less for common, every day items. Use the tips in this article to  annihilate  expenses and live a richer life.  What’s stopping you?


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