This post is from staff writer Suba Iyer.
Money and its effect on happiness is one of those topics that has been discussed over and over again. Yet, the topic fascinates the academic community and the research continues — with contradicting results every few months. The latest finding in this genre of research comes from two [...]
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This post is from new staff writer William Cowie.
Prom inflation? There’s such a thing now? Seriously? Yep.
Visa evidently thinks prom spending is significant enough that they’re spending money doing an annual survey about how much people are going to spend on proms.
The 2013 report just came out a few weeks ago. What did it say?
This guest post is from William Cowie, who has contributed to Get Rich Slowly and other personal finance blogs. He also blogs about investing and offers a free Investing Basics course on Bite the Bullet Investing.
Like little ants, we moved and hustled all day, nine years ago, settling into our new house. We didn’t notice [...]
This post is from staff writer Sarah Gilbert.
I’ve done it all; worked remotely, worked in an office with a serious in-traffic commute, worked in an office with a short commute, worked for myself, and worked for Fortune 100 corporations. I’ve worked 80 hours weeks and I’ve worked 10 hours a week part-time. I’ve been overpaid [...]
While perusing GetRichSlowly yesterday*, I discovered an amusing comic strip related to the high cost of raising kids.
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This is funny (to me at least) in large part because it’s true. As a father of four, I can say with certainty that kids are expensive. Yes, there are lots of things that you can [...]
Our thirteen year old recently asked me for some good books about investing. His savings account has recently reached a point where it makes sense for him to start learning about investing, and he’s obviously interested in doing so.
I started by giving him a copy of Stanley and Danko’s The Millionaire Next Door, which is [...]
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My earliest memory of personal finance (though I didn’t know the term at the time) was when I was in middle school. My mother had [...]
Earlier this week, I ran across an excellent talk on time management by Randy Pausch. If you’re not familiar with Pausch, he’s a former Carnegie Mellon computer science professor who died of pancreatic cancer this past summer at the age of 47, leaving behind a wife and three young children.
Pausch delivered this talk just over [...]
A little over a year ago, I ran across an article in a local parenting magazine about paying kids for their performance at school. At the time, I thought it would be a great topic to discuss, so I cut it out and filed it away (by which I mean I threw it on my [...]
Where were you (financially) ten years ago?
Ten years is a long time, and sometimes it’s hard to believe just how far we’ve come.
It was the spring of 1998, and I was still in graduate school. We had just one child, and he was only 7.5 months old. After his birth in the fall [...]
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