J.D. Roth is the founder and editor of the personal finance blog getrichslowly.org and the author of Your Money: The Missing Manual.
30 Recent Stories
Don't fall into the trap of expending a great deal of energy for a small financial payoff.
Work-life balance is about managing the way you use both.
Consider this list a mental reset button on your financial psyche.
Mixing business expenses with your personal life can get messy fast.
Management & Operations
You don't want your family to fight after you're gone, and you don't want the IRS to claim more than is necessary during the transition. Here are a few basics rules of thumb for creating a succession
You probably didn't launch a business to make less money than you did at your last job. Here's how to answer the tricky question of cutting yourself a paycheck.
A record-high stock market exposes the suckers. Don't be one of them.
Why not apply the money principles you use for business to your personal finances?
Compensation and Benefits
Health insurance isn't a nice perk, it's a requirement for anyone choosing to go it alone as an entrepreneur.
Applying the lease-or-buy question to business and pleasure.
Follow these simple rules to maximize your money--while staying on the IRS's good side.
Are you looking for better returns? Think about peer-to-peer lending.
You already know you should set aside some savings. Here are ways to take action.
When it comes to supporting a charity, it helps to be realistic.
It's not just for do-gooders--sustainability saves money, too.
Many business owners have learned the hard way that family, friends and finances don't always mix.
The four financial issues every couple should talk about.
Splitting your money into a multiple, targeted savings accounts can help you see budgeting benchmarks more clearly.
Budget and Debt Management
A look at web tools and strategies for putting together a spending plan you can stick to for your small business.
Do you dream of retiring early? You'd better get started now.
Being chief cook and bottle washer isn't always the best solution for your bottom line. Here's how to find folks who can help.
Effective record-keeping is one thing. Holding on to piles of paper is another thing altogether.
Before you file your taxes, watch out for these common red flags that could draw unwanted attention by the IRS.
Need money? Complete these nagging personal-finance tasks today.
Payments & Collections
Consider this quick step-by-step guide to put your bill paying and personal financial management on autopilot.
A look at the high price of owning too much stuff, and what you need to know to shed at least some of it.
Turn off the news of financial doom-and-gloom and focus on keeping your personal microeconomics in order.
When the time comes to deal with personal loss, it pays to be ready. Here's how to prepare yourself and your family.
Cash Flow & Money Management
There's a difference between spending irresponsibly and spending on things that improve your quality of life. Knowing the difference can set you free.