Reading Time: 11 Min Four married couples in the one percent answer questions about how they manage their money. From investment allocations, to credit cards, to what’s currently in their pockets … here’s a look into their money lives. I always find it interesting to peek into how others manage their money. So
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Reading Time: 8 Min If you’ve ever felt jealousy creeping up on you when hearing about someone’s amazing success – or compared it to your own life – don’t worry. You’re only human. Here’s how to harness that energy for productive use. It’s raining today as I write this, which always puts me
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
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 Hard-won tips from trial and error on how to most effectively get your partner on board with financial change. Whether that’s early retirement, upping your savings rate, or just remembering to pay the bills on time, here’s what has worked for us. The great thing about being an adult
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.