Retirement planning has changed a lot since the economic downturn. But the things you need to understand and do are still very simple.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
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
Credit lines, angel investors, and your personal savings are great places to get money for your business, but they certainly aren't the only ones. Consider these alternatives.
by: Julie Rains | channel: Small Business Resource Center
I have a guest post up on The Simple Dollar that talks about Living Off Capital.
Society has been organized to make the wage slave/debt slave trap the default path for almost everyone.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Career and Income, Debt Management
If you quit checking your 401(k) balance last year, because the market crash made it too depressing, now might be a good time to take a fresh look. It'll still be well down from t
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Retirement
Especially for things people often buy on credit, like a car or a house, there's a tendency to divide the ownership into two periods--while the loan is being paid off, where the it
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Financial News
When I went off to college in 1977, inflation was high and rising, but the maximum interest rate you could earn on a savings account was capped by the government at a fraction over
Among the fraction of the population who manage to put money aside, many view their investments through the lens of retirement. They've got a number in mind--call it $X--enoug
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Debt Management, Lifestyle, Retirement
Especially for people hoping to retire early, but also those just hoping they can retire at all, there's the question, "How much money do I need?" People who are alr
One of the most frugal things you can do is have capital. Whether it's money in the bank or a nice chunk of reasonably liquid investments, having capital not only makes money (thr
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