Things We Don’t Cherish and Things We Do

“Often our spending differs from our real values. We fritter away cash on things we don’t cherish and deny ourselves those things we do.” – Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way The Artist’s Way is a fantastic book about nurturing internal honesty and creativity that I recently … [Read More...]

10 Little Lifestyle Tweaks and How Much They Save

Cutting spending is an essential part of everyone’s financial toolbox, especially if they’re just getting started on their own financial turnaround or they’re hoping to accelerate their financial journey. The usual personal finance advice pushes people to look at the big expenses first. If you can cut … [Read More...]

Thoughts on the ‘Two-Income Trap’

Jenny writes in: Was wondering what your thoughts were on the two income trap. It’s the idea that a dual income household with kids is actually more likely to fall into bankruptcy and financial problems than a single income household. Doesn’t make sense to me but I got … [Read More...]

Feeling Overwhelmed By Big Financial Goals

Big financial goals can feel completely overwhelming. You want to buy a house but the mortgage will be more than you make in three years. You want to save for retirement but you need… a million dollars for the kind of retirement you want? You want to pay off your … [Read More...]

12 Little Lifestyle Tweaks and How Much They Save

Cutting spending is an essential part of everyone’s financial toolbox, especially if they’re just getting started on their own financial turnaround or they’re hoping to accelerate their financial journey. The usual personal finance advice pushes people to look at the big expenses first. If you can cut … [Read More...]

Some Thoughts on Marie Kondo

Over the last few weeks, I’ve heard from a few readers who have asked me whether or not I’ve watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, a Netflix series that debuted early this year. I have actually watched a few episodes (but not the full season), and what I … [Read More...]