Credit Cards – A Useful Financial Tool, Or An Instrument Of The Devil?

Much has been written on personal finance sites and financial independence blogs about credit cards. Some suggest that they are a leading cause of growing personal debt these days. There is no doubt that used incorrectly and naively, credit cards can be one of the fastest paths to financial ruination perhaps only surpassed by pumping pokie machines full of cash in an attempt to get…

“Tis The Season To Spend Money, tra la la la laaaaaa…”

  Yes, it’s that time of year again. The big build up to Christmas. Well, actually, it started back in September as far as the shops were concerned when an early hint of festive decorations, themed wrapping and seasonal cards started sneaking onto the shelves along with the suggestive ads offering to help you spread the cost of the festive season over the next twelve…

My Guest Appearance On The Picky Pinchers

Last week, I posted a guest article, “How To Live Frugally Without Hating Yourself”, from one of my favourite blogging couples, The Picky Pinchers. Now, they’re returning the favour by hosting me on their site. The Picky’s blog regularly about their journey from debt to debt-free, frugal living, to eventually reaching their own financial freedom goal and retiring early. A regular feature of The Picky Pinchers…

Guest Post – Todd Tresidder from financialmentor.com – “The 10 Commandments Of Wealth Building” part 2

In last weeks post, I mentioned how I came across Todd Tresidder’s excellent wealth-building and financial advice website whiel searching for an ‘all-singing-dancing-retirement-wealth-calculator’. I found ‘The Ultimate Retirement Calculator’ and plenty of other great resources on Todd’s site, financialmentor.com, so contacted him to see if he would mind me placing some of his content here on Get FIRE’d asap. He agreed and so I bring…

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