What is your vision of wealth?

I used to have a weekly Friday lunch with one of my colleagues.  We both had started our careers at about the same time, so it was fun to compare notes, talk about our progress and discuss our hopes for the future.  One week, he admitted that he had been fighting a lot with his…

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When budgeting isn’t working for you…

Dear Mindy, Every month, it feels like paycheck in, paycheck out.  I’m covering my bills, but I am also buying additional stuff that I don’t urgently need. The result is that every month I am coming to the limits of my credit card and bank account again– although it SHOULD be possible to save money.…

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Which is your financial loophole?

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project has been posting about loopholes, because she  has made a study of loopholes as part of her research for her next book, Better Than Before, about habit-formation. When we try to form and keep money habits, we often search for a financial loophole, for justifications that will excuse…

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The couples and money roundup

All couples argue, but what are couples fighting about the most? According to a 2012 survey from the American Institute of CPAs, money is the most common reason married or cohabiting couples fight. Of over 1,000 American adults polled, 27 percent of participants said that disagreements over finances were most likely to erupt into an…

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