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Questions About The Career Game, Virtual Assistants, Rust, Life Insurance, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Very low interest debt 2. Family white board 3. Loaning money to a friend 4. Virtual assistant 5. Dividend stocks or not? 6. A little rust 7. Parents can’t retire 8. Zoning out at work 9. Need money in two years 10. […]

Questions About The Career Game, Virtual Assistants, Rust, Life Insurance, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Very low interest debt 2. Family white board 3. Loaning money to a friend 4. Virtual assistant 5. Dividend stocks or not? 6. A little rust 7. Parents can’t retire 8. Zoning out at work 9. Need money in two years 10. […]

Seven Hidden Benefits of Frugal Living

When you’re not trying to keep up with the Joneses, you have more time for what really matters. Photo: Brooke Raymond In a world where rampant consumerism is the norm, choosing a frugal lifestyle can sometimes mean living as an outcast. […]

Seven Hidden Benefits of Frugal Living

When you’re not trying to keep up with the Joneses, you have more time for what really matters. Photo: Brooke Raymond In a world where rampant consumerism is the norm, choosing a frugal lifestyle can sometimes mean living as an outcast. […]

Money and Time Are One and the Same (and Seven Other Unusual Personal Finance Ideas I Use in My Life)

Photo: Kayla Kandzorra Over the years, I’ve tried many, many different approaches to my own finances. I’ve read countless books, done countless calculations, and tried countless frugal tactics. Again and again, I’ve found myself coming back to a set of core ideas that always work for me. […]

Money and Time Are One and the Same… and Seven Other Unusual Personal Finance Ideas I Use in My Life

Over the years, I’ve tried many, many different approaches to my own finances. I’ve read countless books, done countless calculations, and tried countless frugal tactics. Again and again, I’ve found myself coming back to a set of core ideas that always work for me. […]

How to Earn Double Rewards – or More – for Dining Out

If you eat out a lot, whether for work or pleasure, pick a credit card that awards bonus points for doing so. Photo: Michele Ursino When it comes to earning credit card rewards points or cash back, there are a number of different strategies to consider. For example, some people opt to sign up for new cards frequently in order to rack up as many signup bonuses as possible. […]

How to Earn Double Rewards – or More – for Dining Out

If you eat out a lot, whether for work or pleasure, pick a credit card that awards bonus points for doing so. Photo: Michele Ursino When it comes to earning credit card rewards points or cash back, there are a number of different strategies to consider. For example, some people opt to sign up for new cards frequently in order to rack up as many signup bonuses as possible. […]

Personal Capital Review

As I explained in a few previous posts, I am on a quest to roll over my old 401(k) into a new account with better long-term benefits. I got sidetracked a bit on this series, but today I’m going to review online financial advisor Personal Capital. If there’s one thing I learned from trading the markets professionally, it’s that slow and steady wins the race when it comes to retirement planning. […]

Personal Capital Review

As I explained in a few previous posts, I am on a quest to roll over my old 401(k) into a new account with better long-term benefits. I got sidetracked a bit on this series, but today I’m going to review online financial advisor Personal Capital. If there’s one thing I learned from trading the markets professionally, it’s that slow and steady wins the race when it comes to retirement planning. […]