You can never be too rich or too thin. While I don’t think Wallis Simpson is quite right about that, it does speak to two of the most popular resolutions made each new year: To lose weight and save money. Neither is complicated — to lose weight you need a calorie deficit; to save money, […]
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Is Paying Down Your Mortgage Fast a Bad Idea?
Is Paying Down Your Mortgage Fast a Bad Idea? (via Credit.com) Making extra payments on your mortgage? Many people do — they’re anxious to get that mortgage paid down as quick as they can. But especially with interest rates this low, that might not be the best place to put that next dollar. So what […]
Tax Tips for Your 20’s and Beyond
My Q&A this week on Dimespring talks about the evolution of your tax situation as you get established in adulthood and your career, but the tips can be helpful for all of us. When you’re young, living at home, and all you have at tax time is a single W2, filing your taxes is pretty […]
Oh Sandy Baby
I hope by the time you are reading this that your life has settled down to a more normal routine after our visit from Hurricane Sandy. While many of us are “only” dealing with a lack of electricity, quite a few have suffered physical property damage and the challenges that come with recovery. Even if […]
Navigating a Home Refinance
With interest rates as low as they’ve been, you may be wondering if it’s the right time to refinance. While it seems like a no-brainer, the decision is a little more complicated than at first glance. The big question these days is no longer who should refinance, but who can. It’s no secret that the […]
Can Any Debt be Good?
We’ve all seen the damage from the out of control debt that led to the financial crisis. I’ve been encouraged by the determination to of so many people I’ve met lately to strengthen their finances and get on a solid footing. I only wish our government had the same attitude. That’s for another post… but […]
I Broke Up with my Mega Bank and You Can Too
Okay, I broke up with one of them anyway. I love the idea of impact investing, but sometimes putting it into practice can be tough, like when you have limited investment choices, or can’t find a mutual fund that suits your screens. But impact investing through supporting financial institutions that turn around and use your […]