Tag Archives: Personal finance
Yesterday, I pulled up to an automated teller machine (ATM) in my automatic-transmission car, opened my automatic car windows, and withdrew cash that had been automatically deposited in my bank account on payday. I then used some of the cash … Read more
I was having lunch the other day with a retired colleague and friend. We catch up periodically, filling each other in on our children’s activities and our lives. This time, he really wanted to spend some talking about the retirement … Read more
I hate buying cars. Even though I’ve had the good fortune to not have it be a frequent experience, when the time comes for another car, I cringe at the prospect.
The worst was when a car dealer wouldn’t give … 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
For those of you who watch or have heard of the hit series “Mad Men,” you’ll know that the show provides an interesting story line, some fascinating characters, and great commentary on the social mores and gender differences of the … Read more
Do you have a tax refund coming? Some would say it means you over-withheld and should have paid less last year. Others look at it as a non-interest-bearing savings account. I’d look at it as an opportunity to improve your … Read more
What do inner-city families trying to save $500 for emergencies have in common with trust-fund heirs? Their common interest, it turns out, is financial literacy.… Read more