Here’s when we really want to be celebrating National Save For Retirement Week

I logged in to my Vanguard account earlier this week, and found this admonition: I must confess, I didn’t know about this celebration week. For this I can only apologize, although to be fair there are plenty of celebration days, … Read MoreRead More

The best time to travel is coming up soon!

  It’s getting to be my favorite time of the year in the US for flying! Planes will be empty, fares will be cheap, airports will be a breeze to get to and around in. I’ve already booked a flight, and … Read MoreRead More

Celebrate “Stop Messing Around With Your Phone” Day!

  When I was in high school, my friends and I invented a holiday. We called it National Bubble Day. Held rather arbitrarily on the third Friday in April, it was an excuse to bring those little bottles of soap … Read MoreRead More

Christmas is always in December, or why to plan for holidays

  So, we know that we need to save for yearly bills. Well, we need to save for yearly expenses too. (To those who are new here, welcome! You may be wondering what’s the difference between a Bill and an … Read MoreRead More

Your new holiday calendar

  As I’ve said before, you don’t need to celebrate holidays if you don’t want. More importantly, you don’t need to celebrate holidays in the way that they were intended. But what to do instead? I decided to come up … Read MoreRead More

Repurpose your holidays

  I woke up on Christmas morning, excited. The streets were empty, everyone ensconced in their houses or apartments. I took off out of the city, way into the suburbs, where I had a hotel room waiting for me. Was … Read MoreRead More

Don’t forget to stop

  For the next minute, basically as soon as you’re finished reading this, I want you to stop what you’re doing, stop reading, stop writing, stop everything, and just look around. … Read More

Revisiting how to be grateful

  It’s Thanksgiving here in the US today. Many people have braved ridiculous airfares, maddening traffic, and horrendous delays, just to spend some time with their family and friends. But once you get past all of the hassle, there remains … Read MoreRead More

How to survive the holiday travel season

  Frantic trips to the airport, layovers due to blizzards, crowds, plus an overwhelming sense of family obligation.  Yup, it must be the holiday season. … Read More