January 31, 2014

Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, December 2013

Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. […]

Shopping and Tunnel Vision

One feature that Sarah and I have decided to add to our dream home is a “den” of sorts. […]

Naked With Cash: Betsey S, December 2013

Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. […]

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Parents, Children, and Loans

I have very few fundamental rules of personal finance that I follow. Spend less than you earn is a big one, but once you get past that, there tend to be exceptions to most rules in life. However, there is one principle that I’ve followed for a long time that has never guided me wrong. I do not lend money to friends or to family. The reason is simple. […]

You Are Too Busy: Stop!

When I regularly worked 16-hour days, I was too busy. The same goes for when I was caring for a newborn. But come to think of it, I have always felt "too" busy. Chances are you do too. Jamming more than 24 hours in a single day has become the norm. But that doesn't mean we should allow ourselves to live this way. So, how do you stop? […]

Best Money Tips: Which Online Dating Service Is Right for You

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on which dating service is right for you, achieving anything, and staying ahead of a disorganized boss. Top 5 Articles Which Online Dating Service is Right for Me? — If you are looking for a dating site with with advanced dateology, try OkCupid or Zoosk. […]

10 Terrific (and Surprising) Uses for Tea

Tea might be your beverage of choice if you're trying to stay refreshed on a hot summer's day or warm during the winter — and for good reason. Tea is a great alternative to soda, and it's full of rich antioxidants that help revitalize cells. (See also: Best Online Tea Merchants) However, the benefits of tea go beyond the obvious. […]

The 6 Personal Finance Rules Everyone Must Follow

If you're plugged into the topic of personal finance, you're no doubt inundated daily with tips, tricks, and advice on how to make money, save more, and retire rich. But in this sea of information, how do we crystalize the most the important lessons that — no matter what condition the market is in, or what finance guru happens to be leading the pack — tend to work every time for everyone? […]

Six Figure Interviews 12

Here's the latest in my series of six figure interviews, discussions with everyday people who have grown their incomes to at least $100,000 annually. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. […]