Tag Archives: saving

Are you saving for something as opposed to for someday?

National Save for Retirement Week has gotten me thinking about my own savings journey, especially when I was in my late 20’s – the age of today’s millennials. I have always been a saver, but in my early working days, … Continue reading

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A financial lesson do over

If you are in a two income family with young children, I don’t have to tell you that life can be frenetic! My husband and I both worked while our two children were growing up, and that time just blew … Continue reading

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Teaching kids the meaning of enough

According to a recent study by Bridgewater State University , one-fifth of third graders now have cell phones. That’s just at the youngest extreme – 83% of kids in middle school are dialed in. Whether we like it or not, … Continue reading

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Friends and money

Good friends are rare occurrence in life, you know the kind you can talk to about anything and they won’t judge or hold anything against you? If you have such friends you know what I’m talking about. One of my … Continue reading

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The best ways to save.

One unfortunate fact of our psychological make-up is that humans, by nature, aren’t exactly wired to save. Blame our caveman ancestors – we prioritize the here and now over the future. Why pass up a current opportunity in favor of … Continue reading

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Don’t be a frenemy to your cash

When I graduated from college I was eager to enter the “real world” to start getting paid for the skills I had learned. When I got my first big-girl job in New York City, I finally had steady cash flowing … Continue reading

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Save for something

One of my favorite Money Rules is #21: Save for Something. Following that rule makes it infinitely easier to save, because you have an image in your mind of the end result. This isn’t just my theory – it’s backed … Continue reading

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Budget smudget revisited

A few months ago I wrote about the pain of having to start living by a budget. It was a necessity since I’m planning a trip to Europe in January and my air conditioner was on its last legs. I… Continue reading

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Make your kids save for something

One question I get asked all the time is “how do I teach my kids how to save money?” I’m not surprised this is a repeat inquiry, because as a parent, I know it’s an uphill battle. But you want… Continue reading

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Running the numbers on retirement

Do you know how much you money you need to retire? Many people don’t. Well, this week, you’re going to find out. I know it sounds like a daunting proposition, and you may be worried that you’re going to learn… Continue reading

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