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Beyond Capsule Closeting: How and Why to Try a Style Challenge

For many years, my disorganized and overflowing closet was the focus of my mornings. I’d stand in front of my clothes, not wanting to wear what I could see and unable to see what was hiding in piles and boxes meant to help organize the mess. […]

On ‘Being Frugal Is for the Rich’

Recently, several readers sent me this interesting article from The Outline entitled Being Frugal Is for the Rich. […]

On ‘Being Frugal Is for the Rich’

Recently, several readers sent me this interesting article from The Outline entitled Being Frugal Is for the Rich. […]

The Best Way to Help Your Child Establish Good Credit

If you’ve ever struggled with credit or debt problems in the past, you probably want to help your child avoid repeating your mistakes. […]

The Best Way to Help Your Child Establish Good Credit

If you’ve ever struggled with credit or debt problems in the past, you probably want to help your child avoid repeating your mistakes. […]

Questions About Toys R Us, Quick Showers, Car Replacement, and More!

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. When to replace a car 2. Two minute showers 3. Toys R Us liquidation advice 4. Stock investing advice 5. Overcoming fear of leftovers 6. Parents exhausting their 401(k)s 7. The two voices 8. […]

Questions About Toys R Us, Quick Showers, Car Replacement, and More!

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. When to replace a car 2. Two minute showers 3. Toys R Us liquidation advice 4. Stock investing advice 5. Overcoming fear of leftovers 6. Parents exhausting their 401(k)s 7. The two voices 8. […]

What Playing College Basketball Taught Me About Money Management

I recently read a fascinating article that explores why the No. 1 pick in last year’s NBA draft is struggling in the pros this season. The upshot is that the player, Markelle Fultz, altered his shooting form this past summer. The result was a complete disaster. He went from a great shooter to a terrible shooter in the blink of an eye. Nothing like it has ever happened in basketball history. […]

What Playing College Basketball Taught Me About Money Management

I recently read a fascinating article that explores why the No. 1 pick in last year’s NBA draft is struggling in the pros this season. The upshot is that the player, Markelle Fultz, altered his shooting form this past summer. The result was a complete disaster. He went from a great shooter to a terrible shooter in the blink of an eye. Nothing like it has ever happened in basketball history. […]

College Kids Are Paying for Bitcoin and Spring Break With Student Loans, but Tuition Is a Safer Investment

College students are already facing crippling student loan debt upon graduation; maybe that’s why one in five seems to figure they have nothing to lose by using student loans to purchase Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency remains a secondary concern to most college students behind student loan debt. […]