What I’ve Been Reading, November Hiatus

Each week I try to share some great content from other sites. There is a lot of good stuff out there, but here are a few of my favorites: The MakinSense Babe reminds you that the stock market can reach new highs even though the economy stinks Worried about a vampire attack? Maybe you should […]

Are Index Funds Safe?

Index funds are popular investments, and they are widely touted as the best type of investment to use. To be sure, they’re quite good. But there’s still some confusion about what they are and what they aren’t. Perhaps the main benefit of index funds is their cost – their low cost, that is. When it […]

What I’ve Been Reading, Week 42

Each week I try to share some great content from other sites. There is a lot of good stuff out there, but here are a few of my favorites: Johnny Moneyseed explains the perils of Stock Market Crisis Syndrome J. Money explores a song from somebody with a cool voice who’s wise beyond her years […]

Roth, Traditional, and Your Social Security

As you save for retirement you can choose between Roth and Traditional accounts. You’ve probably already decided what’s best based on your future tax rates, but did you look at how your choice affects your Social Security income? Assuming you get anything, your Social Security benefits might be taxable, depending in part on whether you […]

What I’ve Been Reading, Week 41

Each week I try to share some great content from other sites. There is a lot of good stuff out there, but here are a few of my favorites: Kristina at DINKS Finance explains that it’s not uncommon to learn important things about money later in life Travis uses a nice analogy to explain why […]

Bloggers Helping Bloggers Recap

I’d like to take a bit of a break from the boring financial stuff to talk about Bloggers Helping Bloggers. I recently went through the BHB program, and I have to say it was extremely helpful. BHB connects experienced bloggers with up-and-coming writers. Like the name suggests, the experienced bloggers help newbies improve their sites […]

What I’ve Been Reading, Week 40

Each week I try to share some great content from other sites. There is a lot of good stuff out there, but here are a few of my favorites: Good advice, hard to follow, and always worth remembering when things get crazy A million bucks: is it enough to consider yourself rich? RB40 gives a […]

Article for Budgets are $exy

Please visit Budgets are $exy to read an article I wrote there. Budgets are $exy is a is a pioneer in the personal finance blogosphere. J. Money discusses everything from budgeting and spending to mortgages, retirement, and side gigs. He keeps it personal and shares details about his journey, and he runs a site that’s […]

Investing and Emotions Shouldn’t Mix (But They do Anyway)

You may have heard that investing should be a completely emotion-less endeavor: that it’s more of a science than art, and that you should stick to a system. I think that’s all true, but it’s easier said than done. Emotions have no place in investing, but the fact is that they’re there anyway. Why does […]

What I’ve Been Reading, Week 39

Each week I try to share some great content from other sites. There is a lot of good stuff out there, but here are a few of my favorites: If you can read this, then it’s a good idea to increase what you’re saving right now. Just do it – at least a little bit. […]