Being financially responsible in the modern world comes with a particular set of challenges. One of them is the fact that we are, as a society, inundated with luxury options. We have experiences and items available to us in such a breadth and depth that have never existed before in the history of the world.
A few days ago, I was leafing through my journal for 2015 and thinking about some of the best things that I did during the year. It was easy to identify some of the great moments. I fondly remember our family camping trip to Wisconsin. I will never forget how ecstatic I was to watch
A little over a week ago, I responded to a mailbag question from Mary, who was struggling with the decision about whether to go on an expensive trip (that she could afford) with her ailing sister. She was worried about the long-term financial impact of this big expense and was weighing it against doing something
In the coming month, many Americans of all ages – not just children – are going to be enjoying spring break. Students, teachers, school employees, college employees and many others will enjoy a partial or full week away from the regular demands of their life to recharge and pursue other projects. In my own family,
Over the years, I’ve written about literally thousands of tactics for spending less money, earning more money, and putting that extra money to work to eliminate debt, build an emergency fund, save for retirement, or succeed at other goals. At a glance, most of those tactics seem really, well, simple. It’s not really rocket science
When my husband and I sat down to create a zero-sum budget for December, we did what we always do at the end of the year – we created a list of year-end financial moves to consider, and looked back on our progress. On top of those tasks, we came up with a few money goals