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Sometimes you need a theme song. These all-time favorite songs about money will motivate and inspire you – or at least bring back some fond memories! (co-written with Drea)
Count your 'human capital' as an asset; watch your net worth skyrocket
Adam Baker and his wife, Courtney, were thousands of dollars in debt when they decided to get radical about their finances. They sold the bulk of their belongings, cut up their credit cards, slashed their expenses, and hit the road with their daughter, Milligan -- and a baby on the way. First traveling to Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, the family is now crossing the United States in an RV.
Last week I mentioned comparing your budget with other people around the world . This time, how about comparing your budget to someone living 50 or 100 years ago? A new article in The Atlantic dissects the information in a new government BLS report 100 Years of U.S. Consumer Spending , focusing on the the differences in spending in 1900, 1950, and 2003. Source: The Atlantic magazine, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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A new study finds that skilled women pay a huge price for having children. By Kimberly Weisul If you knew that having a child would decrease the amount of money you made over your lifetime by six percent, would you still do it? How about if it dented your lifetime earnings by 24 percent? That's the question raised by a paper from Harvard University's David Elwood, Columbia University's Elizabeth Ty Wilde, and New York University's Lily Batchelder. The researchers tried to determine if there's an economic cost to women who have children , and if so, whether that cost is affected by the skill level of the women or the age at which they have kids.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When kids play house, rarely do they pretend to pay bills. But one organization is looking to change that by giving school-age children a chance to be an adult for a day. Junior Achievement , an international non-profit that helps teach children financial literacy, assigns kids in its JA Finance Park programs a marital and family status, a job, and an income and then tasks them with making adult financial decisions.
A bunch of ideas to kickstart your job search and leave unemployment behind. This is a guest post by Kasey Steinbrinck.
How big is your savings snowball? The other day, while running some errands with Mrs.
Imagine you’re a financially successful 35 year old professional making $250,000 a year.
M y wife and I recently bought a new home and it was more of an adventure than I anticipated it would be.
Even though the economy seems to be in a slow recovery, there is still a lot of debt and bankruptcy.
If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed . Thanks for visiting! This is the first in the ongoing series on finance software. I really like Wave Accounting and feel that everyone should try it. Wave accounting began in November of 2010, and has begun to grow since with thousands of new small businesses signing up monthly. If you are unfamiliar of exactly what wave accounting is and how it can be beneficial to your small business this article takes and in depth look into Wave Accounting.
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