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Loss Incentive: a Jedi Mind Trick to Save & Invest More
Tue, 05/17/16 | 3 Comments
Loss Incentive: a Jedi Mind Trick to Save & Invest More

Motivating oneself to hit big financial goals through saving and investing over the long-term is often a mental game. And it’s a game that many of us lose in favor of spending on day-to-day pleasantries. …

Note to Neal Gabler: Sorry, the Middle Class Can’t Have it All
Mon, 04/25/16 | 10 Comments
Note to Neal Gabler: Sorry, the Middle Class Can’t Have it All

Last week, 3 different friends sent me a link to what has apparently become a viral article: The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans. The article was written by Neal Gabler, a man who by all …

Improve your Finances with Gratitude
Mon, 08/17/15 | 9 Comments
Improve your Finances with Gratitude

My recent post on the poor financial outlook for millennials reprised my role as Debbie Downer, but it finished with solutions and a message that hopefully resonates,
“We can take gratitude in the abundance of everything …

Millennials are Being Pushed Off the Financial Cliff
Mon, 08/3/15 | 18 Comments
Millennials are Being Pushed Off the Financial Cliff

It’s been well documented that millennials have been financially struggling, but Steven Rattner of the New York Times recently added to a bleak overall financial picture for millennials (18-34 year-olds), in an opinion piece that …

Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This
Mon, 07/6/15 | 12 Comments
Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This

There are an endless variety of financial goals that you can set out to achieve.
Some can be very short term, i.e. “I’m not going to spend a dollar today.”
Some can take a little more planning …

The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)
Mon, 05/4/15 | 35 Comments
The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)

A while back, I was in a job interview for a different role at my present employer. The interviewer, who knew of my personal finance writing background, concluded his round of questioning with this:
“So, what …


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