Reading Time: 3 Min Today’s post features an important question from a reader: who needs life insurance, and what sort of product makes the most sense? ~~ [Lightly edited for clarity] Hi JP, First of all, thank you for this blog as it provides a lot of valuable insight on personal
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Reading Time: 4 Min How writing a thoughtful offer letter can save you thousands of dollars in your home purchase, plus the letter we used in our own process that saved us $3,000. The Hubs and I closed on our first property! It means an elevator for the world’s stumpiest corgi. It means
Reading Time: 7 Min In college I sat in on a few workshops at the graduate school about negotiation. It was an eye-opening experience to realize that there were tried and true tactics to reaching a fair deal, and I wish that it was taught more widely. We all do so much negotiation regularly.
Reading Time: 4 Min This is a companion post to a previous article entitled Why Normal People Need Prenups. If you’re convinced a prenup is an idea worth exploring, your next step is figuring out whether you want to hire a lawyer or use template. Templates Googling “(State) prenup” yielded a number
Reading Time: 8 Min You are probably reading this with your hand covering the title, because prenups are totally that kind of subject. “Prenup” falls into the 2nd circle of dirty words, something that splashes its way across US Magazine which you can’t utter in polite company. However, I’m convinced that prenups, or premarital agreements
Reading Time: 8 Min The great thing about being an adult is that you get to do whatever you want with your money. Blow it all on champagne and cars if you like, or save it for a rainy day. No big deal. Except it is a big deal if you’re planning to live
Reading Time: 7 Min It’s been a really interesting week for reader questions. Below we cover everything from how to vet a financial planner to social pressure to dollar cost averaging. Hope you enjoy. Choosing A Financial Planner Hello JP, I want you to know how much you inspire me! Also, I’ve been
Reading Time: 5 Min We live in an age of incredible informational resources. If you want to learn about smart money management, there’s never been a better time. But very few people know how to get the most out of all the interesting bloggers, financial planners, investment forums, and other resources available to them.
Reading Time: 3 Min One of the things I’ve noticed now that I’m retired is how often people humble-brag about how busy they are. Some people love the feeling of constant movement. For them, I totally get it. If you actually love that go-go-go lifestyle, then keep on keeping on. This is not
Reading Time: 6 Min I’ve gotten some interesting questions from readers, both through the Contact Me page and through the mega thread of topics you guys have suggested I cover (for those who have a burning topic suggestion, feel free to leave a note over here – I check it regularly for new post