7 financial tasks to do before the end of the year

The end of the year is a good time for checking financial tasks off your list, because of deadlines, but also it’s a good time for reflection. … Read More

Are you ready to lose your job?

Most of the important steps you need to take to handle a job loss happen before you lose your job. Here are those steps. A few years ago, I was let go from my full-time job. It had nothing to … Read MoreRead More

You cheat not only the game but yourself when you don’t track all your spending

The meme “You cheated not only the game but yourself” applies equally well to when you hide certain purchases from your spending tracking. I don’t know how up you are on your Twitch streamers, but I quite enjoy watching certain … Read MoreRead More

How to travel debt-free

Most people travel and then figure out how to pay for it, but with my plan, you figure it out in advance and come home debt-free. We’re at the point in the pandemic where the average person in the U.S. … Read MoreRead More

Why you may want to ignore the 4% rule for retirement withdrawals

The creator of the “4% rule” for safe retirement portfolio withdrawals doesn’t even believe in 4% anymore. That’s good news, as the actual safer percentage appears to be higher. So you’ve spent decades of your life building up a sizable … Read MoreRead More

Time to plan for the unthinkable

Now that we’ve seen firsthand how the unthinkable can happen, we need to prepare for other situations that can (and probably will) happen. By now, we’ve all been dealing with “the unthinkable” for many weeks now. “Nobody” thought this could … Read MoreRead More

Would your future self say it’s too late now?

While it may seem like it’s too late for you to achieve your money goals, that’s not true. To prove this, think about your future self. When some of my peers turned 30, a common thread among some of them … Read MoreRead More

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If you don’t want to do it now, schedule a time to do it later

I think a lot about resistance. There is so much that we know we should be doing and figuring out, so many important conversations that we need to have…and we really really really don’t want to do any of it. … Read MoreRead More


You don’t need to wait until you’re old or rich to see the world

I’ve been in Scotland for the past week, the first time I’ve been here in about twenty years. The first time I was here was on a break from college. I had taken a spring semester off, and was planning … Read MoreRead More

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Why it’s okay to make a bad financial decision (sometimes)

I was pretty hard recently on people leasing cars. That’s because I feel very strongly about how it’s a decision that can have a significant negative financial effect on one’s life. And not only that, but the implications of and … Read MoreRead More