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How to Create a DIY Pension Plan

The retirement savings landscape has changed a lot over the past few decades. It used to be that if you held a steady job for most of your adult life, you could count on receiving a pension in retirement that provided a consistent monthly income based on the number of years you worked and the salary you earned. But that kind of security is rare these days. According to the U.S. […]

How to Create a DIY Pension Plan

The retirement savings landscape has changed a lot over the past few decades. It used to be that if you held a steady job for most of your adult life, you could count on receiving a pension in retirement that provided a consistent monthly income based on the number of years you worked and the salary you earned. But that kind of security is rare these days. According to the U.S. […]

Will You Have a Job in 10 Years? Five Visionaires Weigh In

It’s hard to predict what the future will look like. Back in the 1960s, many people thought we were headed toward a Jetsons-inspired future full of flying cars and robot housekeepers. Yet, here we are, still ground-bound in our vehicles and without the option of conversing with an endearing robot helper (naming and talking to your Roomba vacuum doesn’t count). […]

Will You Have a Job in 10 Years? Five Visionaires Weigh In

It’s hard to predict what the future will look like. Back in the 1960s, many people thought we were headed toward a Jetsons-inspired future full of flying cars and robot housekeepers. Yet, here we are, still ground-bound in our vehicles and without the option of conversing with an endearing robot helper (naming and talking to your Roomba vacuum doesn’t count). […]

Using Meditation or Prayer to Help Achieve Financial, Professional, and Personal Goals

It’s not a secret to long time readers of The Simple Dollar that meditation is one of my daily practices. I spend at least 10 minutes each morning meditating, usually by simply focusing on my breathing. […]

Using Meditation or Prayer to Help Achieve Financial, Professional, and Personal Goals

It’s not a secret to long time readers of The Simple Dollar that meditation is one of my daily practices. I spend at least 10 minutes each morning meditating, usually by simply focusing on my breathing. […]

To My Nephew on His High School Graduation

Dear Nephew, After 13 years spent in school, you’ve finally earned a high school diploma, which is basically a ticket for your first steps into the real world. The choices you’ve made up to this point have mostly been under the shelter of your parents and your school district, which have brought you to the threshold of adulthood. […]

To My Nephew on His High School Graduation

Dear Nephew, After 13 years spent in school, you’ve finally earned a high school diploma, which is basically a ticket for your first steps into the real world. The choices you’ve made up to this point have mostly been under the shelter of your parents and your school district, which have brought you to the threshold of adulthood. […]

Financial Planning for a Digital Nomad Life

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I had a pretty frank discussion about what we would be doing right now if we didn’t have children. She has, at various times, expressed some interest in teaching English as a foreign language in other countries and I, being a writer who submits all of my work electronically, could effectively work anywhere. We could effectively be nomads, in other words. […]

Financial Planning for a Digital Nomad Life

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I had a pretty frank discussion about what we would be doing right now if we didn’t have children. She has, at various times, expressed some interest in teaching English as a foreign language in other countries and I, being a writer who submits all of my work electronically, could effectively work anywhere. We could effectively be nomads, in other words. […]