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Questions About IRS Phone Calls, Homemade Pizza, Dollar Coins, Insurmountable Goals, and More!

Photo: Callum Baker 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. Figuring out tax call 2. Multiple income streams or one? 3. Setting unattainable goals 4. Best lottery winnings option 5. Credit cards and emergency funds 6. Gear for homemade pizza 7. […]

Choosing a College Major? Check the Stats First

If you’re on the verge of choosing a college major, there are a number of factors you should consider. […]

Choosing a College Major? Check the Stats First

If you’re on the verge of choosing a college major, there are a number of factors you should consider. […]

A Frugal Spring Cleaning Checklist

 Photo: Evil Erin The snow has melted, the daffodils are pushing up, and the birds are busy chirping away. You know what that means; spring is almost here, and with it, a whole bunch of unpleasant household chores. That’s right — it’s time to clear out the cobwebs, sweep up those dust bunnies, and get your yard and garage in summer barbecue condition. But where should you start? […]

A Frugal Spring Cleaning Checklist

 Photo: Evil Erin The snow has melted, the daffodils are pushing up, and the birds are busy chirping away. You know what that means; spring is almost here, and with it, a whole bunch of unpleasant household chores. That’s right — it’s time to clear out the cobwebs, sweep up those dust bunnies, and get your yard and garage in summer barbecue condition. But where should you start? […]

Inspiration from Henry Thoreau, Bertrand Russell, Ingress, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. […]

Inspiration from Henry Thoreau, Bertrand Russell, Ingress, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. […]

Seven Signs Your Boyfriend Is Bad With Money

It’s one thing if your partner lives paycheck to paycheck, racks up debt, or finds himself out of work; it’s a bigger problem when he simply doesn’t care. Financial arguments are some of the most difficult for couples to overcome, according to recent research from Kansas State University. […]

Seven Signs Your Boyfriend Is Bad With Money

It’s one thing if your partner lives paycheck to paycheck, racks up debt, or finds himself out of work; it’s a bigger problem when he simply doesn’t care. Financial arguments are some of the most difficult for couples to overcome, according to recent research from Kansas State University. […]

Some Thoughts on Procrastination

During the year or so before I reached my ultimate financial bottom, I had this faint sense in the back of my head that I needed to make some financial changes in my life. I knew that I needed to start doing things differently or else I would never build the life that I wanted. But, that voice was a quiet one. I kept telling myself that I could do it tomorrow or next year. […]