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♥ & $: Compulsive Shopping or Retail Therapy? When Enough is Enough

Five of us stood grumbling in a check out line the other day. Our arms were filled with clothing and books and knick knacks soon to be wrapped up and hidden under the Christmas tree. The woman in front of me complained about Christmas shopping. Or … [Read more...]

How To Save When You Were Born To Spend

Are you a Natural Born Spender or Natural Born Saver? Believe it or not, research suggests that---Spender or Saver---you may really be born that way. So if you want to change your financial habits---say cut back on impulsive purchases and save a … [Read more...]

5 Big Car Buying Mistakes

Last Saturday I was out to dinner at one of those Japanese Hibachi places. Over a scorpion bowl, I was talking to a friend who works as a sales manager at a luxury car dealership. He was mulling over getting out of the industry because---as you might … [Read more...]

How To Be Richer Than Your Friends

Last week, just before Thanksgiving, I sent an article to people on my email list that you won’t find on the blog. I was psyched to see how many of you wrote back saying you enjoyed the advice. If you only saw the subject line or skimmed the e … [Read more...]

Richer By The Week: What’s Your #1 Financial Goal?

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ---Albert Einstein. Einstein was a smart guy, and he knew the importance of something that we are terrible at today: How to focus on … [Read more...]

When It’s Okay To Spend Money

Usually, when readers email me, they ask for advice on how to save more and spend less. That’s why I found it interesting when I received an email from a reader who wanted help with the exact opposite problem. This reader (I’ll call him Cal) is an … [Read more...]

The Willpower Myth: Why Self-Control Is Not Enough

Do you have good self-control? (Seriously, do you? Please share in a comment. Think you have willpower of steel? Brag and beat your chest---but please give examples of how you’re strong-willed. Know you can’t be trusted alone in a room with a bag o … [Read more...]

Do You Earn Enough Money?

If so, how much is it? Why is it enough? At what age did you hit this milestone? What changed? If you don’t earn enough---what will it take to get there? *By enough, I basically mean an annual income that provides for all your needs b … [Read more...]

The Doorbuster Fallacy: Why Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Other Sales Are Bad for Your Wallet

I awoke Friday, mildly hung-over on turkey and wine, to a TV news clip of early-morning shoppers stampeding through a local Target, elbowing one another for the best "Black Friday" deals. This clip was no different than others played every year on … [Read more...]

Why Most Budgets Fail (But Yours Doesn’t Have To)

My first time wasn’t until I was a college freshman. I was 19. I could tell you that I wanted everything to be perfect, but honestly, I just wanted it to work. I knew what I had to do, but I had no idea how to do it. I’m talking, of course, a … [Read more...]