What do you NOT care about spending money on?

July 28th, 2009

Lots of people talk about spending on things you value. But what about the things we don't care about?   This baby knows something most people don't: What he doesn't likeWhen I wrote An Ode to Jim Blomo, I talked about my friend who's honed his conscious spending and spends thousands on the things he loves: Jim has told me ...

5 myths of personal finance (plus: stupid advice)

July 24th, 2009

What are the most common mistakes in personal finance -- especially among blog readers? I recorded a 30-minute interview with Flexo and Tom over at the Consumerism Commentary podcast with extensive notes below. It's called Stupid Financial Advice + The 5 Myths of Personal Finance. Stream the interview or download my melodious voice here. Notes: [00:00] Introduction from Flexo [00:...

New ebook: Recession-Proof Your Career

July 14th, 2009

Today, I'm thrilled to unveil a free 30-page ebook for anyone who wants to recession-proof their career. If you're a recent college graduate, you're probably struggling with finding a decent job in this down economy. In fact, it's tough for anyone right now. Just like with personal finance, most of us will shrug our shoulders, accept the circumstances, and assume ...

The Money Diaries: The 20-something coupon-clipper

July 08th, 2009

Today is another post in the Money Diaries series, which is based off New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries. We’ve collected stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days, anonymized them, and posted them here. Today’s post is by a 26-year-old who works in television and is engaged to a guy without a job (and ...

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The 10 Year Savings Strategy: Saving money after you’ve already handled the basics

July 01st, 2009

What do you do when you're already saving, investing, and automating your money? What's the next step? What to do after you've handled the basics. Use the 10 Year Savings Strategy to leave your friends in the dust. I get this question a lot. "I've already set up my automatic infrastructure and I'm investing money every month. My 401(k) ...