How Much Money You Need to Save by the Time You're 35

Image: rawpixel.com from PexelsOver on Twitter, some people are roasting MarketWatch for an article originally published in January that says you should have double your salary saved by the time you’re 35.I...

How to get started with real estate investing

Today’s article is from Chad Carson, who writes about real estate investing (and other money matters) at Coach Carson. I’ve always been intrigued by real estate investing but overwhelmed by how much info...

Boost Your Retirement Fund With These Minor Lifestyle Changes

Image: rawpixel on UnsplashTaking care of your health is an important part of your financial well-being—but you don’t need to make drastic changes to reap the benefits. Turns out, simply following your...

The Best Frequent-Flyer Programs of 2018

Image: Suhyeon Choi on UnsplashAirlines are improving their frequent-flyer programs by increasing the number of available seats and decreasing the number of miles needed to travel to certain locations, according to the...

The Modern Wealth Index

Charles Schwab has released its 2018 Modern Wealth Index, a survey of the saving and investing habits of 1000 Americans. Here’s how the company describes its methodology: The Modern Wealth Index…is based on Schwab’s...

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Rich?

Image: Nik MacMillan on UnsplashLiving stress-free and spending time with loved ones were cited as the definition of wealth for many people in Charles Schwab’s annual Modern Wealth Index, an online survey...

The relationship between time, money, and happiness

The older I get, the more I’m convinced that time is money (and money is time). We’re commonly taught that money is a “store of value”. But what does “store of value” actually...

What 20-Somethings Need to Know About Getting Their Financial Lives in Order

Photo: rawpixel.com from PexelsA new class of college graduates means millions of young people are entering the workforce for the first time. But between building your emergency fund, paying off student loan...

April 2018 spending update: Did moving to the suburbs save me money?

When Kim and I moved last summer from our riverfront condo to this country cottage on the outskirts of Portland, one of my primary aims was to slash our spending on both housing...

18 favorite financial rules of thumb (and other useful money guidelines)

After twelve years of reading and writing about money, I’ve come to love financial rules of thumb. Financial rules of thumb provide helpful shortcuts for making quick calculations and decisions. You don’t always have...

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