15 Expert Tips for Beating Inflation
Your boss just called and gave you the bad news. No, you haven’t been let go, but you did just get a near 10% pay cut – effective immediately. Not a great start to your Wednesday morning. But that’s exactly what happened to all of us since July of last year whether or not we…
3 Things I’ve Learned About Risk Taking and Entrepreneurship
My wife, Paige, has been a Physician’s Assistant for two years. She has a great salary, great benefits, the opportunity to help people — everything you could ever want in a job. But even though it all looked great on paper, behind the scenes, things were starting to unravel. Over the past year, she’s been…
Should You Work for Free? Here Are 5 Common Scenarios Where You’ll Be Tempted
Ah, the age old question that virtually every freelancer has had to grapple with at some point – usually early on – in their career: Should I work for free? Ask this question in any freelancing group on Facebook or Reddit and you’ll have no shortage of people offering strong opinions. For some reason this…
How Your Parents’ Finances Could Become Your Liability
Why should you be worried if your parents are having money problems? If they need to count on you for support, your parents’ financial woes could become yours. Here’s what you can do about it to prepare for the future.
How to Use Your Biases to Be Better Financially Prepared
Humans have what’s called an optimism bias. We think our lives are going to go better than they likely will. Here’s how to leverage those biases to save more money and better prepare for financial hardship.
Money Can’t Buy Happiness… Unless You Spend It on These Things
Making money has become the new currency of happiness. But money for the sake of having more still doesn’t produce the type of happiness that leads to long-term fulfillment. However, money can influence your happiness if you spend it on the right things.
How to Overcome the Challenges of Being a Female Breadwinner
Gender norms have shifted significantly over the last 50 years. Even though being a female breadwinner is more common than ever before, it still comes with its own set of unique challenges. Here’s how to cope with them.
I Stopped Spending Money for 30 Days. Here’s What Happened
I’ve never been good at moderation so even giving myself a little fun money meant I was going to overspend. I needed a complete detox from my debit card. So I stopped spending money completely for 30 days.
A Graduate Degree Doesn’t Always Make Sense. Here’s What Career Experts Say to Consider
Most people pursue grad school because they want to grow professionally, land their dream job, and make more money. But grad school comes with a significant time and money investment. It’s important to consider the consequences before deciding if it’s the right path for you.
Should You Marry a Spender If You’re a Saver?
If you’re a saver, but you find out that your partner is a spender with a pile of debt, is your relationship doomed to failure? Rest assured that all hope is not lost. Here’s how savers and spenders can manage finances in a relationship.