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Dean Kirkland

Get Rich Slowly - Personal Finance That Makes Sense.

http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/

Located in Oak Grove

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Common sense advice on money saving tips, how to get out of debt, high interest savings accounts, cd rates, money market accounts, mortgage rates, money management and more.

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Originally, this was to be a two-part series discussing the pros and cons of buying a home as opposed to investing. The purpose wasn’t to pick a winner or loser, per se. (After all, one of the main tenets of Get Rich Slowly is that you

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This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. There’s a popular, little myth going around that being frugal means that every penny must be pinched or saved in an online high-yield savings account and that, as a result, it’s not okay to splurge once in a while. But a more balan

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This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the third installment of a three-part series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In Part II, we looked at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. In this installment, we'll co

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This article is by editor Linda Vergon. It’s the end of summer and some of us are going back to school, trying to learn more, become more. Others are already established in their professions, working to build the life of their dreams. Maybe you’re someone that got knocked down and ha

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This article is by Kayla Sloan. [Kayla Sloan is a millennial on a mission to delete her debt. She writes about her journey to financial success at shoeaholicnomore.com. She put this terrific video together as part of her discussion about mastering personal finance concepts too!] Nothing

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This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. The path toward retirement and financial independence usually involves buying a home and investing for retirement and the future. But, what if you had to choose? William Cowie posed this question to me recently and asked which path I would t

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This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently, I wrote about meal planning and delivery services. Most of the meal delivery services that I found were priced similarly per meal to most of the fast-casual restaurants in my area. To me, at least, that’s rarely worth it, espec

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This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the second installment in a series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In this installment, we will look at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. In Part III, we'll consider

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This is an article from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. About four in 10 elementary school students bring lunch from home. But it’s not likely to be a good one, according to a 2014 study from Tufts University. Not one of the lunchboxes examined met all five National School

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This article is by editor Linda Vergon. If you have the opportunity to go into business for yourself, I would recommend you do it. It’s an experience marked by creativity, ingenuity, and extreme growth. It is one of the most challenging, exciting, rewarding, creative, and scary things

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This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Ever feel like your finances are managing you instead of you managing your finances? Late fees pile up, interest charges multiply, and as soon as you find your 401(k) participation paperwork, you’ll fill it out and start participating. I

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This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the first installment in a series examining index funds. We’ll discuss the managed mutual fund market first to form a basis of comparison with index funds. In Part II, we will look at how an index is calculated and what an index f

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This article is by staff writer Jacqueline Leppla. It’s bad enough when some scammer gets your credit card, but what happens when they steal your access to health care? Even worse, what if that person is a member of your family or a member of the health care field we are supposed to tr

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When the oral surgeon recommended that our daughter have her wisdom teeth removed, we thought we knew what to expect both medically and financially. Morgan’s two sisters underwent this procedure in the past, and we adopted a brave “Let’s get this over with!” attitude as we scheduled her operation. We expected the le

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This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. I have always been a big reader. Maybe it’s the fact that I’m introverted — so introverted, in fact, that I almost lost my fourth grade reading challenge. First, you had to go up to the teacher and tell her that you’d r

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This article is by staff writer Ryan Takach. Imagine a scenario where you’ve got the money to make a large discretionary purchase and you’re given the option to finance it through the retailer at interest or open a credit card with an introductory zero interest rate. What wou

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This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Have you ever lost a close friend because your financial situations were too different? Maybe your friendship started when you were on similar financial ground, bonding over bowls of ramen noodles, for instance. But once out of college, your f

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This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. The three biggest items in most people’s budgets are usually housing, transportation, and food. That’s because they are needs; but like most needs, costs can range from the inexpensive, no-frills version to the outrageously expensi

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This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. It sounds good, doesn’t it? For one day per year, skip paying sales tax on — depending on the state — school supplies, clothing, computers, hurricane supplies, and other essential items. After all, depending on your stateR

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This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Investing is the most important element of our financial future — but sometimes it takes a while before we really get it, so to speak. Fortunately, I think it’s fair to say most of the readers here at Get Rich Slowly get it. But

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This article is by editor Linda Vergon. When you think about getting extra money for the holidays, your first thought may be to get a job at your local mall. Retail is certainly one of the easier industries to break into to find a holiday job, and this year’s retail numbers are expecte

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This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. As I mentioned in my last article, I experimented with paying cash only for my October groceries. I had only one goal in mind: Spend less on groceries so I could save more money each month. Well, my little experiment opened a whole can of wor

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This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. My husband and I got married in December of 2005 and spent the first few years of our marriage enjoying each other without the responsibility of children. Then, after a few years, I found myself longing for a child of our own. Unfortunately,

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This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. At another site, I recently wrote about a tool that shows you online prices in terms of hours worked. I used a random item — a fancy coffee maker that costs $116 — as an example. It would take someone who earned $38 an hour approx

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This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. At the beginning of October, I slipped five crisp Benjamins into my purse. I don’t usually carry any cash at all, so I was feeling flush with $500 in my pocket. It was all part of a simple experiment: Could I save on my grocery budget i

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This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Nearly two thirds of Americans are planning to travel at least once between Thanksgiving Day and New Years Day this year, according to the Orbitz Holiday Travel Insider Index. The survey is based off the popular site’s consumer research and booki

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This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. A discussion about personal finances can be a polite, congenial affair. Few people come to blows over insurance or budgeting. But some topics inflame financial passions, and one of them is investing. Fellow GRS e-scribe William Cowie encoun

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This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. I have never had much patience for dwelling. Time is a limited resource and I want to use it in the best possible way. Dwelling is a waste. I also have little patience for sweeping things under the rug and pretending to be happy when I’

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This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Exchange-traded funds (commonly known as ETFs) are a relative newcomer to the American investment scene, having been approved to be publicly traded by the New York Stock Exchange just over 20 years ago. However, in that time, they have manag

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This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Though our family has already had one sneak peek, cold and flu season is about ready to really get started. Because I would like avoid as many sick visits to the doctor as I possibly can, I decided to check out our medicine cabinet and make su

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