With election season starting to heat up, so is reporting on the so-called “middle class.” Apparently, 9 in 10 Americans consider themselves “middle class” (I’m no math genius but something tells me medians and averages don’t work that way.) Given most Americans are middle class in their … Read more Middle Class? Not So Fast. A Tale of a Downwardly Mobile Society
As many of you know, one of my favorite budgeting tools is Mint.com – so I was a little giddy when their PR team reached out to me to include me in their “Expert Interview” series. I went to town answering questions on my networth goals, progress, … Read more Check Out My “Expert Interview” on Mint.com
I’m reading a Newsweek article entitled “Stop Saving Now!” It’s overall message, if you couldn’t guess from the title, is that in order from our economy to recover we – as a society – need to start taking more risks and throwing our fiscal caution to the … Read more What’s so wrong with saving money?
Have you ever lent money to a friend or relative? In times of economic hardship, more and more often our friends come to us with a request to borrow funds. Or maybe we are at a loss and need a few bucks to get by for the … Read more Loans Between Friends – Not Always a Good Idea
Thanks to The World of Wealth for pointing me to this fascinating NY Times article called “The Accidental Breadwinner.” Writer Karen Karbo details her three marriages, her long-ago dream to be taken care of by her breadwinner husband, and the reality of her making most of the … Read more The Accidental Breadwinner: Some Women Have Their $hit Together