It's natural to only want the best for your money, but unless we address these unrealistic expectations, we'll soon find ourselves in a deep hole with no way to climb out.
This is a lesson I learned why playing tennis…As long as you can stand, you can win the game.
I recently overheard a conversation about buying a car on 0% financing because it was too good to pass up. Here are 5 reasons I think this is the wrong approach.
There is a force at the heart of nearly everything we do in life. It tugs on us in two directions (assuming we are not "at rest")--in one corner is doing, in the other is planning.
Over the weekend, a friend asked me what I thought about personal finance only being "for the middle class." Here are a couple of thoughts on why I think he's wrong.
A lot of people see personal finance as a journey until they can get to a place where they will no longer have to worry about managing money. I’m sorry to say, I think they’re dreaming.
How my son's regular morning schedule taught me an important lesson about consistency.
The last two years aside, as a society, we’ve done a fairly sucky job at controlling our urges to buy the latest and greatest gadgets and label them as “needs.” How do we fix this problem?
Something in a recent book made me think of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, which in turn got me to think about the hierarchies present in personal finance. Do you like my pyramid or would you like to suggest another angle?
I haven’t been able to find it, but I’m almost certain that someone out there has invented a scientific theory for why we use more of something when it’s abundant, and less of it when it’s scarce. Here are two suggestions for dealing with it when it comes to your money.