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A Q&A About Saving for Retirement

You asked, and I answered! Here are the common questions I've received about saving into retirement accounts, complete with answers. I hope you find this helpful. 401(k), 403(b), and TSP Accounts Note: These accounts work similarly, and I've used the names...

Welcome to 2017

It's the start of a new year, which can be a great time to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to the upcoming year. With that in mind, this post is a simple - yet important - one. It asks three questions. In regard to your personal finances, what did you do...

Every Book I Read in 2016

For the December Edition of What I'm Reading, I've decided to list every book I read (and re-read) in 2016. Thanks to those of you who specifically recommended some of the books I read this year. If you have questions or thoughts about any of these books, it would be...

Remember that No Spending Challenge?

Remember that no spending challenge I proposed on Halloween? You can find the details right here. Essentially, the goal was to NOT spend money on yourself between Halloween and Christmas (except for things you NEED - like food). Many of you responded to this post,...

How ‘Bout All That Stuff?

On January 3rd, 2016, I published a post about Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. In that post, I commented, "Following her very specific process, as described in her book, helped me to complete...

It’s Not Your Fault You’re Not Saving Money

It's not your fault you're NOT saving money. The system makes it too hard. You have likely received no formal education to guide you in successfully managing your personal finances. There are a lot of rules around retirement and investment accounts. How are you...

Life is Sobering

Life is sobering. Sometimes things happen - to us directly, to those we know and care about, and to those we don't know at all but feel compassion for and want to help. These events can help remind us how blessed we are and how short life can be. I have been reminded...

Could You Be Grateful for EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR?

Money is an essential part of our lives. If we don't want to rely on someone else (or have someone else to rely upon), we need money to provide ourselves with the basic essentials of life: food, clothing, and shelter (in the most simple forms). In addition to the...

What I’m Reading: October Edition

Here's your October Edition of What I'm Reading. This month I'm sharing a bunch of quotes and articles with you. 01. Minimalism is a Privilege This quote from a "minimalist" really struck me. I think it's important (for me) to remember that it is in fact a privilege....

Here’s an Idea!

Do you want to spend less and save more? Well, here's an idea! What if between Halloween and Christmas (that's less than two months!), you stopped spending money on yourself? Of course, you'll probably need to buy food, fuel, and some other basic necessities....

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