Why giving to charity is hard

  You are fortunate. If you are reading this—and I am profiling you now—chances are that you have all of your basics covered (food, shelter, clothing, transportation). You may not be wealthy or buying your own island or anything, but … Read MoreRead More

On poverty and self-description

  When you’re offering advice, it’s sometimes hard to know what kind of tack to take to be most effective. Would it be best to offer some gentle hand-holding, or do they need a swift kick in the pants? I … Read MoreRead More

How to live on a very tight budget

  I talk a lot about various ways to get your financial life in line. This isn’t because I think that money is the most important thing, or that we should spend a lot of time on it in our … Read MoreRead More