All posts in Personal Finance

Why Get Married? The Financial Bonds of Marriage

We’re entering summer pretty soon and that means wedding season. In the last year it seems like a lot of my friends have gotten married and for me marriage brings […]

Rent Vs. Home Ownership Part Two: A Hypothetical

As a follow up to my most recent post about renting versus home buying I decided to do a little numbers experiment. It turns out we often approach financial questions […]

Rent Vs. Home Ownership: Why My Generation is Getting This So Wrong

I want you to picture the middle-class American Dream for a second. For most people this includes a great job, a soulmate, a couple of kids and maybe a wiener […]

How Much Does Happiness Cost?

Lately I’ve been thinking about happiness. How will my financial decisions today affect my future happiness? Will the career I choose, where I choose to live, and the people I associate […]

The Financial Benefits of Finishing College Slowly

I have to confess to my readers that I often feel behind in life. I dropped out of college at 18 and opted to work full-time for six years. Honestly […]

Paycheck to Paycheck: 7 Ways You’re Slowly Going Broke

I don’t find it very interesting to talk about saving money. The reason is that it’s simple and theres no real secrets there. Don’t spend money on luxuries and make […]

The Newest Trend in Loan Financing and Why You Should Care

I listen to a lot of podcasts and news media in the area of finance and economics. Lately I keep hearing ads for this company called SoFi. With a tag-line […]

Tell Tale Signs of Bad Financial Advice

There is a lot of advice out there for almost anything you can think of. Want to learn how to make your own laundry soap? How about asking WebMD what that weird rash is?  Because […]

Group Living for the Win

  How many of us have had money problems in the past year? How many times can we recount the paycheck not going quite far enough? I think one contribution […]

The Simplest Money Hack I Know

  When I was a kid I loved playing at my grandma’s house. My grandparents lived, and still live, in a mid-size house they bought back in 1979 for under […]