Did Michelle Singletary Go Too Easy On Mr. Richie Rich?

Michelle Singletary writes a weekly column for the Washington Post called The Color of Money. I’ve always enjoyed her writing because I find it to be so practical. Yesterday she wrote an article called, Too Rich To Be Poor-Mouthing, which discussed her readers’ reactions to a couple struggling to save a little extra on a […]


Find Out If You’re On Track To Retire Early

Money Magazine this month published a chart that quickly tells you if you’re on track to retire at age 60. If you hope to retire at age 60, your savings should equal this number times your salary: The chart assumes a 35-year retirement at age 60 with 80% of pre-retirement income. It also assumes social […]


10 Online Budget Tools

There are a lot of free online budget tools available to help you manage your money. As you know from previous posts, spending less than you make is the most important habit to develop if you’re seeking some degree of financial freedom. Along with good advice from readers and other bloggers, I’ve assembled a growing […]


55 Painless Money Saving Tips

Last week I wrote about ways to develop the habit of spending less than you make. To continue that topic, here are some practical and painless money saving tips to help you save some cash each month. I’d like to get the number of tips to at least 101, so if you have some money-saving […]


What A Financially Painful Childhood Can Teach You about Money

I recently read a reader comment posted on Money, Matter and More Musings that sparked some controversy – it seemed to imply that most personal finance bloggers were rich and didn’t have any major financial obstacles in their life. I read this and thought the reader was describing me. My wife and I have gone […]


Buying the ‘B’ Share (Oct 2007 Progress Report)

As I described in an earlier post, one of my financial goals is to buy a single B share of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). Berkshire Hathaway is run by Warren Buffett, and I think it is a great alternative to a large cap mutual fund. As part of my goal, I’ve committed to saving for the […]