Money and Life
Money and life covers topics related to family and money, personal productivity, and the psychology of money.
As we celebrate freedom more generally, these are four habits you can start “burning” to get to your goal of financial independence more quickly.
You might be surprised at how quickly you can get through your monthly budget during the summer. There’s just so much going on — and you want to do it all. Before you spend a dollar this summer, though, take a look at these 10 things that might be whittling down your budget too fast.
What would you do if you lost your job and had less than $1,000 to your name? Odds are, you’d start racking up debt or ask someone to borrow money until you can get back on your feet. That’s why having an iron-clad emergency fund is so important.
Outside of the sheer joy of raising little people, being a parent can actually come with some financial perks. Now, they may not entirely outweigh the costs of raising kids. But these perks are definitely worth considering if you’re on the fence about having kids.
A mental model is nothing more than a heuristic rule of thumb. It’s a pattern or framework to understand the world better and to understand people better. In this article, we’ll start with the key characteristics that mental models have, then we’ll cover the 11 mental models that can help build your wealth.
Buying a home with someone else can be a great option for many reasons. But it can also come with some potentially huge personal and financial pitfalls. Understanding these issues ahead of time will ensure that your finances--and your relationships with your co-owners--come through the process intact.
How to save money using cash, your phone, cheap train and air travel, and your personal electronics while you're living and traveling overseas.
Sudden windfalls can take many forms. You could bring home extra cash from gambling winnings, an inheritance, or even a financial gift. No matter where the money comes from, though, it’s important to plan how to put it to work for you.
What should you look for in a checking account? And what does the account opening process entail? Before you apply to open your first checking account, be sure you know what you’re looking for.