Money and Life
Money and life covers topics related to family and money, personal productivity, and the psychology of money.
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.
Of all the various professionals involved in the homebuying process, probably the most underrated is the home inspector. As the buyer of a home filled with unknowns, a qualified home inspector can be your best friend.
We surveyed all 50 states to find the best cities to buy a home. Using a robust criteria matrix, we ranked the best city I every state to be a homeowner.
Small homes are all the rage. But just how much does a tiny house cost? We have the answers, along with an analysis of how much money you can save living in a tiny home.