Plan | Save | Repeat

There are those who say money can buy happiness, but I question whether that is really true. Indeed there is a certain point where money does make life easier, but does it make you happier? How much money would it take to be happy? Researchers at Princeton set out to find what that number was. Surprisingly, the number they … Continue reading

Money Talk | Let’s discuss Retirement Again

I’m afraid for the future. Not like I was afraid in 2008. The American economy is recovering and Europe will stabilize. Financial institutions will not make the same mistakes again. We won’t let them. What I’m afraid of are expectations for the future. The sense of entitlement that I see. The idea that there are … Continue reading

That Bobby Womack Track | Got Me Thinking Big Picture

“If you think you’re lonely now… wait until tonight, girl…” Ah, Bobby Womack… I was listening to this song today and it got me thinking about stuff. In the song he’s talking about a woman he’s with who complains that he’s never home, but when he is home for a while she complains that he … Continue reading

Money’s Hangover

“the only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.” From Edith Wharton’s 1905 novel “The House of Mirth” Life isn’t easy. It doesn’t matter if you are living pay-check to pay-check or if you are a millionaire. Everyone has problems. There’s a really interesting article on ESPN.com today about … Continue reading

Money = Happiness

As a great street poet once said, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems”. I can’t argue with Biggie on that. There are those who say money can buy happiness, but I question whether that is really true. Indeed there is a certain point where money does make life easier, but does it make you happier? How much money … Continue reading

Retirement savings: Tips for the late starters

I know this may be hard to believe but sometimes as I sit at my desk at work I day-dream about retirement. Traveling the world, escaping winter and enjoying the good life. Yes, I’ll surf through a couple of travel sites, look at vacation properties and think about all the wonderful place my wife and … Continue reading