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Keeping my New Year’s resolutions — what didn’t work for me (and what did)

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. At the beginning of the year, I made four main resolutions, financial and otherwise. Max out my retirement Speak up more Consume less Save for a medium-term goal Of these goals, I achieved one and four. Two and three? Well, I did okay. In reviewing my goals, I realized there were a few goal-setting tips that worked well. […]

Looking back on 2014, what could we have done better?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. I honestly cannot believe that this year is already coming to an end, and I still have so much to do to prepare. At my house, end-of-year responsibilities include assessing our retirement situation, getting our business books caught up for tax purposes, and going over our expenses to see if there is anything we could change and do better next year. […]

Looking back on 2014, what could we have done better?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. I honestly cannot believe that this year is already coming to an end, and I still have so much to do to prepare. At my house, end-of-year responsibilities include assessing our retirement situation, getting our business books caught up for tax purposes, and going over our expenses to see if there is anything we could change and do better next year. […]

Heed the Ghost of Yourself Yet to Come

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. Back in July of 2013, I decided to move on from the turtle-logoed pages of Get Rich Slowly in order to devote more time to other professional and familial responsibilities. […]

Heed the Ghost of Yourself Yet to Come

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. Back in July of 2013, I decided to move on from the turtle-logoed pages of Get Rich Slowly in order to devote more time to other professional and familial responsibilities. […]

Questions to ask before paying more for quality

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. There’s something to be said for spending more on a quality item. If frugality is about getting the most value out of something, spending more on quality can actually be thrifty. In a recent post, I admitted that I once splurged on a $200 coat. A couple of readers rightfully pointed out that an expensive purchase isn’t always a waste of money. […]

Questions to ask before paying more for quality

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. There’s something to be said for spending more on a quality item. If frugality is about getting the most value out of something, spending more on quality can actually be thrifty. In a recent post, I admitted that I once splurged on a $200 coat. A couple of readers rightfully pointed out that an expensive purchase isn’t always a waste of money. […]

How long will mortgage rates stay low?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Mortgage interest rates have been steadily dropping, and they’ve been doing that for a very long time — so long that most people can’t even remember rates higher than, say, 7 or 8 percent. How short our memories are: Those with gray hair remember that rates haven’t always been this low. […]

How long will mortgage rates stay low?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Mortgage interest rates have been steadily dropping, and they’ve been doing that for a very long time — so long that most people can’t even remember rates higher than, say 7 or 8 percent. How short our memories are: Those with gray hair remember that rates haven’t always been this low. […]

What does it cost to commute?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. In recent posts exploring job searches and the cost of jobs in general, the subject of commute came up in a number of the comments. Readers pointed out that a commute makes a huge difference in whether a job is desirable or not because it has a significant impact on quality of life. I couldn’t agree more. […]