Budgeting

Advice on how to budget and spend wisely

Social Security and Medicare: The 2017 Trustees Report

Where does your Social Security pension fit into your retirement plan? That might depend on your age and your view on the program’s long-term prognosis.The annual trustee reports on Social Security and Medicare were released earlier today and showed little change from last year’s report. Depending on your perspective, that is either good or bad. …

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4 Money Issues Couples Should Agree On

The following is a guest post from Al Jacobs, author of Roadway to Prosperity. Al has been a professional investor for nearly five decades and holds a degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Real Estate Certificate from the University of California and a Certified Property Manager designation (CPM) from the Institute of Real Estate Management. …

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When Less is More

Documentary: Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2016). How might your life be better with less? The synopsis on the film’s website notes the purpose is to examine the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all …

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The Money – Lifestyle Tradeoff

This latest post is tangentially related to two recent posts on minimalism, Destination Minimalism and Minimalism By Circumstances? In Destination Minimalism, I indicated that minimalism for me could be summarized as identifying the items that are important to us [me and my wife] and discarding those that don’t make the cut. Doing so simplifies our life and makes it easier …

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