October 20, 2013


As I’ve mentioned quite a few times, I’m a big believer in “never eating alone,” which means that I try to eat lunch with someone as often as I can. This gives me a chance not only to connect with people, but also to learn quite a lot about the things that worry them. Just a few days ago, I was eating lunch with someone I hadn’t seen in quite a while. […]

Relieving the Symptoms Versus Curing the Disease

One beautiful spring afternoon in 2006, I realized for the first time that not only did we not have enough money to pay our bills, but that our family was headed in a decidedly negative financial direction. We were accumulating debt. […]

Does it make sense to buy NFL tickets on the secondary market?

Miranda MarquitMy husband grew up near Albany, New York, so he’s a big fan of the New York Giants. He’s never been to a game, though. Right now, it’s difficult for us to attend a game because we live 2,000 miles away. But even if we were once again living in New York, we would be [...]Does it make sense to buy NFL tickets on the secondary market? […]

Reader Stories: How we saved one year’s salary in Roth IRAs in grad school

This reader story is from Emily, a graduate student living in North Carolina who blogs about transitions in young adulthood and living well on less at Evolving Personal Finance. Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and income. […]