July 27, 2013

The $120 T-Shirt

A reader pointed me towards this listing for a $120 t-shirt sold by Kanye West and French clothing seller A.P.C. This is just one item among several from them, including such items as a $250 hoodie. My first reaction was to laugh a bit. A $120 plain white t-shirt? Seriously? I can get a low-cost version of that same thing for a buck or an extremely comfortable and breathable one for about $8. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #136

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Mary Anne Radmacher on courage “Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher It takes courage to keep going through the doldrums. 2. […]

Help a Reader: Retirement Advice

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I'm a 28 year old female, married with two children (ages 3 and 1). I work for a state government agency. Upon hiring, I was set up in the state retirement system to deposit 6.5% of my income into a retirement account (401a). From what I understand, my agency deposits a match of 6% of my salary into a state accumulation account. […]