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Funny Money: How To Collect Money From People Who Owe You

Odd how it works -- people who owe you money tend to let it slip their mind, but when you owe them, they remember and remind you of it until you finally pay up. Since you're financially responsible enough to read this fine site, you surely are the … [Read more...]

How The Sunk Cost Fallacy Leads You To Make Crappy Financial Decisions

There are some things about life (and money) we cannot control. We didn’t get to choose rich or poor parents. Nobody plans to get sick and take on medical debt. The good news, however, is that there are many things we can control. Most likely, how … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Money Mistakes To Avoid In Your 20s

The beauty of being in your 20s is the license to screw up. No matter how poorly you conduct yourself personally, professionally or financially, you can chalk it up to youthful inexperience and take comfort in the knowledge that you've got plenty of … [Read more...]

Five Money Talks To Have Before You Get Married

It's summer, and that means wedding season. (At least what's left of it.) Marriage isn’t nearly as popular as it was a few generations back. About half of Americans ages 18 and over — 51 percent — were married in 2012, compared with 72 percent of A … [Read more...]

The Fact Our High Schools Don’t Teach This Subject Is Appalling; Meet The 24-year Old Who Is Fixing It

When most guys under 30 scrawl temporary tattoos on their limbs, they usually choose the name of their favorite sports team, beer or a significant other they want to impress. But when Ted Gonder did it, he choose two curious slogans that might make … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Things Soccer Can Teach You About Money

You can't get away from soccer right now. Thanks to the World Cup, it's all over TV and social media. Like a zombie apocalypse, no one is untouched by the epidemic. No matter how paranoid and hermetic you try to be, it will hunt you down. So … [Read more...]

Five Things To Do Now That Will Ensure You Don’t Regret Your Life When You’re 80

If there’s one thing I try to remind myself of everyday, it is this: The key to happiness – or as close to one as exists -- is to live in the present moment. Living for now means savoring a turkey sandwich rather than scarfing it down while che … [Read more...]

Money Does, In Fact, Buy Happiness, But Only If You Use It Right (Here’s The Secret)

Most people believe that the more money they earn, the happier they’ll be. After all, with a lot of money, you can buy a big house, a cool car, fancy clothes, and luxurious vacations. And those are the things in life that lead to happiness, r … [Read more...]

Can Tithing Make You Rich? Why Some of the World’s Wealthiest Give Away 10 Percent of Their Money

When we talk about money, the subject of giving is often a distant afterthought. That’s unfortunate, because tithing—that is, the practice of giving 10 percent of your income to charity (typically a church or religious community)— has been espoused fo … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Dribbling All Over Your Brackets for Fun and Profit

You're supposed to be working right now, and that's just what you're doing. It's just that you're not focused on any of that lame, boring stuff your company is paying you to do. Instead, your focus is on the shared national obsession of NCAA … [Read more...]