Christmas happens at the same time every year, and yet somehow it always feels like it’s sneaking up on us. When I was young (and broke) I can remember Christmas being a huge struggle. My family isn’t very large, but it sure seemed so at the time. And when I met my husband, not only […]
When we see someone achieve great things, sometimes it can be tempting to sit around and think about all the reasons why they were able to accomplish that while we can’t. Or sometimes people who have achieved success feel guilty about the advantages they have. Lets stop the guilt and the jealousy and focus on supporting each other.
Today we’re going to peek behind the financial curtain and see the details of how my family analyzes our financial picture to ensure we’re in alignment with our goals. Why? So you can see how one family really does it, and take those ideas back to analyze your own financial picture.
Behavioral economics has overtaken traditional economic theory to rule the day, as we’ve seen through Professor Richard Thaler’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences award. Learn all about this theory, how it’s different from traditional economics, and where you can see it in action in your own life.
We all know that we “should” prepare for emergencies, but we really think that they can’t happen to us. Unfortunately my friend and fellow blogger Dad, Dollars, Debts and his family lost his home and all his possessions in the CA wildfires. In his honor, I rallied many of our fellow bloggers to publish a chain of posts all about preparing for emergencies.
Good morning (or afternoon or evening, depending on when you’re reading this)! Today I decided to write a bit about my love of my 15 year mortgage. You might remember that I wrote last week about how much I hate my mortgage company, code named “Death Star” for their determination to destroy my personal finances. […]