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Your Car Probably Doesn’t Need as Much Maintenance as You Think

Your car definitely needs maintenance — but it doesn’t need as much of it as you’re being told it does. I didn’t used to think about routine maintenance a whole lot. For most of my driving life, I drove older, second- to third-hand vehicles and did maintenance myself when I could. […]

Your Car Probably Doesn’t Need as Much Maintenance as You Think

Your car definitely needs maintenance — but it doesn’t need as much of it as you’re being told it does. I didn’t used to think about routine maintenance a whole lot. For most of my driving life, I drove older, second- to third-hand vehicles and did maintenance myself when I could. […]

Your Car Probably Doesn’t Need as Much Maintenance as You Think

Your car definitely needs maintenance — but it doesn’t need as much of it as you’re being told it does. I didn’t used to think about routine maintenance a whole lot. For most of my driving life, I drove older, second- to third-hand vehicles and did maintenance myself when I could. […]

Questions About CSAs, Tires, 401(k)s, Allowances, and More!

v SUBTITLE – Reader Mailbag What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. What to unplug while traveling 2. CSA plan worth it? 3. Struggling in expensive metro 4. Moving emergency fund into stocks 5. Should I touch my 401(k)? 6. Allowance update 7. […]

Questions About CSAs, Tires, 401(k)s, Allowances, and More!

v SUBTITLE – Reader Mailbag What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. What to unplug while traveling 2. CSA plan worth it? 3. Struggling in expensive metro 4. Moving emergency fund into stocks 5. Should I touch my 401(k)? 6. Allowance update 7. […]

Questions About CSAs, Tires, 401(k)s, Allowances, and More!

v SUBTITLE – Reader Mailbag What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. What to unplug while traveling 2. CSA plan worth it? 3. Struggling in expensive metro 4. Moving emergency fund into stocks 5. Should I touch my 401(k)? 6. Allowance update 7. […]

Want That $10,000 Grant to Move to Vermont? How to Convince Your Employer to Let You Work Remotely

The governor of Vermont recently signed a headline-grabbing bill into law that provides $10,000 to people willing to relocate to the Green Mountain State and work remotely for an out-of-state employer. Known as the Remote Worker Grant Program, the measure takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. […]

Rethinking These Eight ‘Normal’ Behaviors Can Save You More Than $100,000

Growing up, it often felt like other kids were doing fun stuff I wasn’t allowed to – whether they were getting treats from the ice cream truck, the latest pair of Nikes, a ride on the go-karts, or the chance to climb something exciting (and definitely dangerous). […]

Rethinking These Eight ‘Normal’ Behaviors Can Save You More Than $100,000

Growing up, it often felt like other kids were doing fun stuff I wasn’t allowed to – whether they were getting treats from the ice cream truck, the latest pair of Nikes, a ride on the go-karts, or the chance to climb something exciting (and definitely dangerous). […]

Rethinking These Eight ‘Normal’ Behaviors Can Save You More Than $100,000

Growing up, it often felt like other kids were doing fun stuff I wasn’t allowed to – whether they were getting treats from the ice cream truck, the latest pair of Nikes, a ride on the go-karts, or the chance to climb something exciting (and definitely dangerous). […]