My daughter Morgan likes to play Life, the classic board game that takes you from college to family to retirement with several spins of a wheel. At one point, all players must stop their colored car tokens at a fork … Read more
I recently overheard a remarkably in-depth discussion between two moms who were debating the features of several fairly expensive baby strollers. As the mom of two children, a toddler and an infant, I’ll sheepishly admit that I spent a ridiculous … Read more
My brother-in-law will be graduating from college in a few days, and that has me thinking back to when I started my career a few years ago.
As I set out on my own, I had many questions about finances: … Read more
Many of us—myself included—recently received alerts from banks and major retailers notifying us that our names and e-mail addresses had been “hacked” as a result of an attack on a third-party service used by these businesses to handle e-mail distribution. … Read more
This time of year we are flooded with reminders, checklists, and predictions. Many are useful, but some are merely entertaining.
While there are many items related to your financial health that deserve attention at the beginning of the year, this … Read more
I’m pretty sure that I resolved several years ago to stop making New Year’s resolutions. My track record at sticking to resolutions was abysmal.
Actually, I’ve done pretty well at hitting savings goals over the years, because I don’t rely … Read more
The economic slump we’re crawling out of has done big damage all over the place: to employment, home values, businesses, and, of course, investment portfolios.
Put charities on the casualty list, too. Charitable organizations have been hit in multiple ways. … Read more