“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we put a capstone on our discussions of how to spend less money and how to earn more money by looking at how they come together
Football season is entering a critical stretch, and the thrilling nature of the games is boosting the sport’s popularity during this time of year. Have you ever watched a game and thought that the fourth quarter always seems to matter the most? As the game gets closer to the end, the pressure builds, and teams
When they discuss the future, couples in their 50s and 60s often put the focus on their children and grandchildren or the needs of their aging parents. If they get around to talking about themselves at all, they might discuss an upcoming vacation or something that needs fixing around the house. But what they tend
Sometimes, the little things make a big difference. You probably remember the proverb about how for want of a nail, eventually, the kingdom was lost. As you edge toward retirement, you don’t want to lose your kingdom because of a detail you hadn’t figured on. Budgets and expense planning can be that overlooked little thing.
Eight years ago, Judy Freedman’s husband died just before her 50th birthday. Within the next year, her two children moved out of the house for university and work. With so many big changes, Freedman decided it was time to take a good look at her life as a corporate communications director — and think about
Saving for retirement is an important financial goal, but many people struggle with it. Some are concerned that it means locking up funds and making them inaccessible for other financial goals. But this, in fact, is a myth. For example, a young 28-year-old entrepreneur once asked me if she could use some of these funds