When it comes to money, it's not so much how much you have that matters as what you do with it. Of course, we're all different, so you have to figure out what works for you. But research does provide ... Read More about What You Spend Your Money on Matters: What Will Make You Happy?
One of the things I've come to understand as I've written about personal finance for several years is that there is no one "right" way to do anything. For the most part, it's about coming up with an ... Read More about Personal Finance: Doing What Works for You
Many of us know that it's important to talk about money with a partner. Whether you are having "the money talk" for the first time as you prepare to move in together or marry, or whether you have ... Read More about Planning to Have a Money Talk? Avoid these 4 Times
One of the most important things you can do for your finances is to talk to a potential partner about their situation. If you are going to combine households and finances, you need to know what you're ... Read More about What Do You Know About Your Partner’s Finances?
I've long been a proponent of the idea that you need to set financial priorities that make sense for you and your situation, rather than trying to keep up with Joneses. One of the concepts related to ... Read More about Are You “Shoulding” Yourself?
One of the things I hear a lot, from a lot of people, is this: I wish I had more money. The wish for money is almost universal -- no matter how much you have right now. Even many of the wealthy wish ... Read More about Why Do You Want More Money?
The Millennial Generation - the roughly 80 million people born between 1980 and 2000 - is looking to be something of a lost generation. They came too late to benefit from the Post World War II boom ... Read More about Millennials – How Not to Be Part of the “Lost Generation”
When you buy a new car, do you trade your old car into the dealer - or do you try to sell it yourself? If you trade it to the dealer, you may be cheating yourself. Even though it’s much easier to ... Read More about How to Sell Your Car Yourself – Tips to Get the Most Value
One of the recent trends in finances is automation. Thanks to technology, it's possible to schedule automatic bill payments, and to schedule automatic transfers so that your money is moved from your ... Read More about Should You Automate Your Finances?
As always, this time of year prompts thoughts about how to improve your situation for the future. When putting together your list of resolutions for the coming year, though, chances are that you ... Read More about Financial New Year’s Resolution: Create a Will