Tax Refund: Spend, Save or Blo...

Apr 16, 2014 by

In the personal finance blogging world, the annual parade of advice on what you should do with your tax refund is well underway. If...

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Summit Meeting 2014 Preparatio...

Jan 6, 2014 by

Ms. Money Counselor is pushing impatiently for me to finish (or even start) my preparation for this year’s edition of our annual Summit Meeting!

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Living Simply and Happily

Nov 25, 2013 by

Looking at correspondence with my Dad during my college years made me nostalgic about a simpler—and far less costly—life.

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Considering Bankruptcy?

Jul 2, 2013 by

You may know that filing bankruptcy will crush your credit for about a decade. But if you’re considering bankruptcy, do you know that the timing of filing can make or break your plan for a fresh financial start?

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Our 3 Best Money Choices—#3

Jun 18, 2013 by

Okay, I know this will cause many of you immediately to tune out, but I have to bring up the “b” word.

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U.S. Retirement Catastrophe Lo...

Mar 20, 2013 by

Do you think you need more than $250,000 to retire comfortably? Many of your neighbors and colleagues don’t. And most have saved less than $25,000 for retirement.

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Free Money Check-Up

Jan 21, 2013 by

In this case, there is a free lunch.

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Summit Meeting Prep

Jan 4, 2013 by

Our annual family Summit Meeting is imminent. Like Nixon and Brezhnev in 1972, we seek to avoid financial MAD (mutually assured destruction) by preserving détente, reaching agreements, and laying the groundwork for a secure future.

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Are You Tapped Out?

Dec 21, 2012 by

No worries. Many of the very best gifts are free.

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What Would You Do? #3

Dec 7, 2012 by

Dave’s recently deceased Uncle Morty left him $25,000. Should Dave resist the strong temptation to use this “found money” to indulge in fun or frivolity he couldn’t otherwise justify, or should he think about his Uncle’s bequest in the same way he thinks about his family’s own money—conservatively?

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