In October of 2018, I returned to work after taking more than a year off. Here are the things that stuck with me as I reflect back on the fun ride that the last year plus has been.
Money is one of the most common sources of stress in relationships. Having a healthy financial relationship with a partner boils down to a willingness to be open, honest, and vulnerable – both with yourself and your partner. How do my wife and I practice this, and what does our financial life look like as a result?
Mixing friendship and finances can be tricky. In this post, Jaime (from Keep Thrifty) and I explore our thoughts on the impacts money can have on our relationships.
We are taught not to question the ridiculous levels of consumption and waste as a way of life in our culture. When Annelise and I downsized our lives a year ago, we saw first-hand just how wasteful we can be…and that’s after years of making less-ridiculous decisions about what to bring into our lives.
I attended a retirement seminar at my last job. Not only was I the youngest person in the room, I got some funny looks. But you know what’s actually weird? Being old and deciding to finally figure out how your retirement plan works. With time being a critical ingredient of any successful savings plan, it should be the case that younger people attend seminars like this in droves.