Money is often about tradeoffs and it's the most apparent than when you compare the needs of Present You against those of Future You. Who should prevail? It really depends on the situation... here's how to decide.
How you think about money influences how you behave with it.
And how you behave with it has a big impact on the quality of your life.
This archive collects all of our writing on the nebulous subject of how you think about your money, how you manage it, and how you should adjust that thinking as you age.
Ten years ago, Professor Harold Pollack created a postcard that listed all the financial advice you'd ever need. We revisit this card and see if it still applies today.
Not all mistakes are the same. learn the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 mistakes as well as how to identify the more dangerous ones, Type 2, and avoid them at all costs.
Golden hours are transition periods in your life when your behavior must change to take advantage. See three key examples (career, wealth building, investing) to help you identify these areas and where else they may exist.
Status games are expensive and you may not even consciously realize you're playing them. Here's how to stop and reclaim your life.
Making a decision can be difficult, especially one that you consider a life-changing decision. Here is how I approached these points in my life.
I’ve been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003. That’s nearly 20 years of…
We always think that more is better but when it comes to money, trying to get more isn't always the solution. After a certain point, more money can come at the cost of other aspects of your life.
We feel loss more acutely than gain and so it's hard for us to invest when it feels like the stock market is falling. See what I do to convince myself it'll be OK and stay the investment course.
Do you know the difference between being rich and being wealthy? As Chris Rock once said, "Shaq is rich but the white guy who signs his check is wealthy." All jokes aside, learn this important difference!
I think people obsess over home values way too much. When prices go up, people want to talk about it. When prices go down, people want to talk about it. I think focusing on it is a bad thing and here are several reasons why.
Investing FOMO is real, especially on days with a lot of volatility. But don't fall into the trap of thinking you have to do something - here's how to cure investing FOMO.