Seven Steps To Pull Back From Financial Failure

You survived the holidays. You’ve tossed or stored the decorations and reordered your space (and your life) to January normal. The last reminders of celebration are the credit card bills that rolled in on schedule. If your New Year's resolution was to be more financially responsible, this arrival might have seemed more like a January… Continue reading>

Your Financial Life Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect: It Just Needs To Get Better

In a country obsessed by having to be the best, the top, the champ—where second place is no place—we discount the idea of working just to improve incrementally. Just because we cannot all be billionaires doesn't mean for one second that we cannot live a rich life, filled with comfort, happiness and satisfaction. The idea… Continue reading>

The Law Of Unintended Consequences—And Your Money

A dentist kills a beloved lion and ruins his life. The invasion of Iraq results in region-wide instability and war. Burning fossil fuels creates air pollution. Introducing kudzu in the U.S. South (and rabbits in Australia) produces ecological disasters. Unintended consequences are like that. You begin with an idea that sounds great, at least to… Continue reading>

Buying Rental Real Estate Is NOT For Everyone

There are countless books and workshops and webinars from the real estate cheerleaders (you know who we’re talking about). You want to be rich, right? You just can't lose, right? According to them, leveraging your way to real estate nirvana is the quickest, easiest, most foolproof path to join the rich and famous. But not… Continue reading>