You never need to rush to buy after a housing crash — house prices will stay down for years. But is now the right time to buy?
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Real Estate and Housing
There are a lot of ways to live simply. My personal favorite is living simply through capital — and it's easier to do than you might expect.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Frugal Living
Keeping up with the Joneses isn't necessary, but sometimes it can be helpful to look like you are. Here's why — and how to do it.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Lifestyle
Inflation is inevitable. What you can change, though, is how you deal with it — and these decisions can make or break your financial future.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Investment
If you haven't gotten a raise recently, maybe you need to create your own. Here's how.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting
It's almost always a good idea to stay out of debt. But sometimes, refusing to take on debt could hurt you in the long run.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Debt Management
Is racking up frequent flier miles a bad idea? Learn why one writer wants almost nothing to do with credit card rewards, unless they're cash back.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Credit Cards, Travel
It's a difficult question to struggle with — when should you buy disposable, and when should you buy stuff made to last?
Frugality is a great tool. But if your approach to frugality is to pare away everything non-essential, you're setting yourself up for disaster.
When it comes to defining what you really need and want in life, it can help to imagine having nothing at all.
Many of us make decisions that tie us to our jobs. But, one author argues, if we make the right choices, that's not the way it has to be.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
Upgrading one thing doesn't mean you need to upgrade another and another — although it can feel that way. And there's a name for that — the Diderot Effect.
Getting into debt is easy — even recommended. Getting out of it — or avoiding it — is much more difficult. But it can be done.
Discover one writer's take on why the "voluntary slavery" of our personal financial situations can keep us from acting in our best interest.
Foraging isn't necessarily a practical way to feed yourself — but it's a great way to ensure you're eating well. Learn why.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Food and Drink
The financial crisis has given rise to renewed interest in self-sufficiency, which means we can learn a lot from the yeomen who used to populate the U.S.
With this plan, your retirement will be just as secure, and your first few years will be a lot more comfortable.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Retirement
We're always told to keep going until we make it. But the truth is that sometimes, giving up is the right move. Learn why.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Personal Development
Money flows in and out of your life. To keep a good handle on it, you not only need to get a good handle on your budget, but also on your mind.
If you have student loan debt you think you'll never be able to pay off, new rules might help substantially ease your burden.
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