Getting a raise might seem like a long shot, but when you get it--you have some decisions to make. These are 6 tried-and-true strategies that have worked for me.
That’s the premise of a new book by Charles Farrell, “Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple Tools for Financial Security at Every Stage of Life.” The book lives up to its title—people at any stage of life can pick this up and figure out exactly how they relate to where they should be, according to Farrell. … Continue reading Can We Boil Down Personal Finance to Simple Ratios?
Five is not a magic number of secret threshold, but it does represent a good degree of income diversity. What's the ultimate goal with this approach? Find out.
On last week’s tips for calculating your restaurant tip, Carol writes in the comments: Personally, I still think 10% is a good tip. A little more is nice if service is absolutely great. 20% may be a sign of the times when people wanted to look like big spenders for whatever reason. What an interesting … Continue reading Weigh In: Is a 10% Tip Acceptable?