When I talk to my younger siblings, and to my younger cousins, as well as to fellow personal finance bloggers in their 20s, I notice something interesting: Most of the people I know don't reconcile ... Read More about Why I Reconcile My Accounts Each Month – And You Should Too
One of the best ways to keep your finances on the right track is to give to charity. Giving money away can be a great way to ensure that you have well-rounded finances. However, you don't have to just ... Read More about Creative Ways to Give to Charity without Breaking the Bank
One of the best things you can do for your finances is to make mindful decisions about how you spend your money. Too often, we just spend money without stopping to think, "Should I buy it?" Just ... Read More about How to Decide if a Purchase is Worth It
It sometimes seems as if everyone wants to retire early. In fact, if you spend enough time on personal finance blogs, you may even come to think that retiring early in the rule, rather than the ... Read More about Six Lifestyle Choices You’ll Need to Make to Retire Early
For an entire generation, student loan debt has become a crippling fact of life. Part of the problem is the sheer size of student loan debt. For the Class of 2013, average student loan debt is ... Read More about How to Pay Off Your Student Loans So You Can Get On With Your Life
For many consumers, the rise of financial apps like Mint are exciting. These types of apps make it easy to track spending, and look for patterns. However, these types of apps that automatically track ... Read More about Should You Track Your Spending Manually?
It was with interest that I read Ryan's recent post about joining the Air National Guard. One of the things that struck me is that he has the freedom to create a lifestyle that he enjoys, and that ... Read More about Do Your Resources Support Your Lifestyle?
Do you think you can beat the stock market? Many individual investors think they can. And some do, at least for a little while. I don't have the illusion that I can beat the stock market over the long ... Read More about Grow Your Dough Throwdown – Can You Beat the Stock Market?
When I graduated with my Master's in Journalism, I thought I was going to focus mainly on science writing. And, in truth, that's what I did at first. I wrote for a physics web site, got a gig as a ... Read More about How Learning “Math for Life” Can Help You Make Better Financial Decisions
One of the things that has disturbed me recently is the fact that some of the people in my life attach an absurd amount of importance to money. Specifically, they measure someone’s worth as a person ... Read More about Net Worth and Personal Worth – Does Money Define You?