Most people know what they like. By the time people acquire enough earning power to enable them to get what they want, they’ve already spent years developing likes and defining who they are. Once the basics are satisfied they can start thinking about what they would like more – a better car, a house, a new wardrobe. … Read More
The New York Times published an article recently about the stigma of not having any knowledge about personal finance at the age of 29. Or as the kids would call it, not being able to money, or something like that. One statistic jumped out at me: Only 24 percent of millennials have “basic financial knowledge,” and just 27 percent are getting professional financial help (according to this study).… Read More
Paper can be anything you want it to be.
Our most important pieces of paper carry a deeper meaning and hint at a bigger picture. A diploma represents years of effort and ability. A marriage certificate acts as an “official, legal document of dedication” towards another person. … Read More
A couple years ago I downloaded the app Mint, synced my accounts and was presented with a rather depressing number:
That’s not the exact number but a pretty close estimate. I was in my mid twenties, had a job making $36,000 a year, had just bought a newish car, and still had around $50,000 in student loan debt. … Read More
Welcome to Finance Yo Self!
If you are looking for riches I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career…
I’m just kidding, mostly.
I don’t have a very particular set of skills, especially when it comes to personal finance. … Read More