Reading Time: 7 Min Expensive aspects can sneak past the “research” flip in your brain. Wherein I share my recent big money mistakes, how to avoid them, and the three best questions to ask when you don’t know where to start. I’ve had an interesting (and expensive) learning experience I thought I’d share.
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Reading Time: 7 Min Your belief that blogs make money just from ads is outdated. Here’s how several million dollar blogs are actually making their money and how you can employ these techniques for your own blog. A tutorial on the major monetization methods. This is part two of the series on The Secret To
Reading Time: 18 Min Can you explain – with data – why you own the allocation of stocks and bonds that you do? Can your financial advisor? This article will give you the framework to decide the appropriate allocation of stocks and bonds for your family, at all stages of your life. The
Reading Time: 6 Min If you think you’re doing all the biggest things you can to build your nest egg, you’re probably wrong. Here’s the system that will prevent you from missing the biggest opportunities. I am asked often what my biggest mistake was on the road to financial independence. It’s a good
Reading Time: 6 Min I was at brunch with four of my girlfriends in 2011. We were trading thoughts on the intersection of work, identity, and parenthood. How could we get more meaning out of the work we did? How could we balance the projects we were working on with wanting to having kids,
Reading Time: 5 Min There are a lot of retirement calculators out there, most of them not very good. When folks ask me for a retirement calculator recommendation, I try and balance ease of use with flexibility. You want to be able to run the most customized scenarios but without having to read a
Reading Time: 2 Min I was discussing my monthly expenses with a few friends this weekend – you know, as one does in polite company – and it got me thinking about different camps on spending. We were sharing how much we each spent in every different category – housing, food, entertainment, the
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: 4 Min I frequent several financial independence forums, and it’s always exciting to hear people report in on achieving a major milestone. There is occasionally talk about what, if anything, will change now that they’ve hit X milestone, and the answer is usually just a plan to stay the course. Noooooo! One of
Reading Time: 4 Min You may be wondering what sort of perfect money management system we’re trying to build with all this personal finance advice. What does it look like in its final incarnation? What will all that beauty and elegance look like combined into one perfectly engineered system? Your wait is at an