Some things, as they say, they don’t teach in school—especially when it comes to personal finance. Of course, that’s what this website is all about. Think about the first time you had to do your own taxes. Or figure out a proper investment plan. Or decide between term insurance and whole life insurance. Maybe you […]
Note from David: The following post comes to us from blogging friend of mine Ben Edwards of Money Smart Life. Ben has recently published the book Debt Heroes featuring 21 inspirational stories from people who have gotten out of debt – including me. His book is free through tomorrow. — Forrest Gump was a runaway smash […]
While using a credit card while traveling is often smart, there are still things to be aware of. Tourists are often a target for thieves so be sure to carry your wallet in a way that will deter theft. Also, be aware of any changes in laws, such as a fee to use a credit card at the check out. Carrying some back up cash is also smart, just in case.
Looking to get your financial house in order? Pay close attention to one room: the garage. Garage sales prove financially smart whether you’re buying or selling; this week we’ll concentrate on the buying part. I’ve been a big fan of garage sales ever since I was in high school. My mom (who, yes, survived the Depression […]
In 1996, I was invited to speak to an MBA class at my alma mater, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. They wanted to hear about my career as a marketing executive. I wanted to tell them about how hard it was to juggle two children and that seemingly successful career. After 45 minutes detailing […]
The HBO show “Girls” has been called the “Sex and the City” of our generation. Years ago, fans of “Sex and the City” began asking themselves to which of the four female archetypal characters they most related. If you were a Carrie, for example, you always seemed to be picking the wrong guy. An eternal […]
An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal spotlighted 20-somethings — including one 28-year-old attorney — who are still on their parents’ cell phone plans and Netflix accounts. At least through my mid-twenties, I got the impression most of my peers still received some kind of financial help from the bank of mom and dad – […]