Are You Financially Healthy? (as reported by Liz Weston on www.nerdwallet.com)

If someone asked you whether or not you are financially healthy, how would you answer? Most people would respond with some variation of, “What do you mean?” We don’t have a great definition for financial health in this country. And the sad truth is, as a nation, we are not very financially healthy. There are… Read More

Financial Freedom Checklist (as reported by Bob at christianpf.com)

Checklists are a handy tool that many people use to help them reach their goals. By breaking down one big goal into a series of smaller goals, you can make the tasks easier and more attainable. The people over at Seed Time have created a great starter checklist for people who wish to achieve financial… Read More

TAX MYTHS (AS REPORTED BY SELENA MARANJIAN ON MONEY.CNN.COM)

Taxes are complicated. There is no avoiding that. The US tax code is so complex that its likely even a lawyer who specializes on tax law doesn’t know all the details. So how can you or I be expected to understand them? While becoming an expert in the tax code may not be possible, there… Read More

HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE (AS REPORTED BY RICHARD REIS ON WWW.QZ.COM)

If you want to become wealthy, the best way to get there is not winning the lottery or inventing some brilliant new piece of technology. No, the best way to get there is to follow the tried and true personal finance advice of those that came before you. Follow it religiously, without interruption, over a… Read More

TO RENT OR BUY? (AS REPORTED BY EMILY OSTER ON WWW.QZ.COM)

Emily Oster is an associate professor of economics at Brown University and answers readers’ letters in an advice column for Quartz. A recent letter asked a common question that many of us have, “Is it better to rent or to buy?” Emily’s answer was a unique one, and worth sharing. Overall, she says, if the… Read More