Four Simple but Costly Money Mistakes

Whether you’ve been on your own for a few days or a few years, try to avoid these common money mistakes young people make. Already made them? Don’t be hard on yourself; chances are you just didn’t know better (a big part of money smarts comes from learning from your mistakes).

The Anatomy of a Bad Decision

How many bad decisions are in this photo?

This morning I was in bed listening to chilly October rain pound my roof. Naturally, I wanted to stay in bed for another few minutes. And that’s when I realized it. Snoozing for five or ten minutes is usually a bad idea. Like, a terrible idea. It seems so innocuous at the time—five more minutes […]

Mindfulness and Money

In this post, I’m going to ask you to slow down, look inward, and do some reflection. Most often, I write about straightforward topics like debt repayment, credit scoring, and budgeting. Don’t get me wrong—it’s important stuff. But on a deeper level, something I struggle with as a personal finance blogger is that I don’t […]