What to Do When the Finish Line Seems So. Far. Away.

Finish Line

“Anyone can run a hundred meters, it’s the next forty-two thousand and two hundred that count.” –Anonymous I am the first to confess that I didn’t exactly have my financial life together in my 20s. I outlived my means when I was in the Army and then started graduate school while still mired in a … Read more

How Can You Ensure You Have Taken Care of Yourself Before You Take Care of Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Take Care

This article is part of a series on personal finance during the coronavirus pandemic. Please check out the Coronavirus and Your Finances Series (link will open in a new window). Don’t set yourself on fire trying to keep others warm. –Penny Reid I recently had a reader, “Lyra,” contact me after she read my article … Read more

Monkey Brain Can’t Seize the Opportunity

Monkey Brain Can’t Seize the Opportunity

“With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.” –Yiddish proverb Do you know any Ebenezer Scrooges in your life? The ones who squeeze pennies so tightly that they’re probably creating nuclear fusion? Are you one of those? Or do you go into a store, see a … Read more