I know what you’re thinking: “another day, another millennial-focused article.” But as a generation that is on the cusp of surpassing baby boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation, it’s important for brands to take notice of the trends they’re setting as consumers. In 2017, more than 514 million business trips were taken, spending
Becoming wealthy and staying that way takes a certain level of discipline. Sure, an occasional splurge won’t put you in the poor house, but frequent frivolous spending on things that aren’t necessities can quickly erode hard-earned gains. The frugal habits necessary to achieve financial success and maintain it are often simple lessons learned early on.
Paying off your mortgage early really doesn’t make financial sense. Your mortgage interest rate is probably lower than the rate of return you could earn on investments, which means you’ll likely end up with less money by prepaying your mortgage than you would’ve if you’d taken that cash and invested it. Because of the opportunity
A high mortgage payment can account for a large amount of your income, leaving you with very little to cover the rest of your regular living expenses. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend trying to keep your mortgage costs low, preferably under 30% of your take-home income. If you’re wondering how to lower
Sarah and I welcomed our first child into the world in 2005, not too long before the launch of The Simple Dollar. Since then, we’ve been on this shared journey called “parenting,” and as our firstborn has grown older and we’ve added two more children to the mix, the challenges have grown and changed. In
How do you plan to fund your children’s education? You’re probably counting on scholarships and grants, right? Reliance on scholarships and grants is the highest in a decade, while college savings is on the decline, according to a new report from Sallie Mae. Savings covers less than one-quarter of collegiate funding for the typical family.