It started at FinCon. Attendees were very generously gifted copies of The Automatic Millionaire. Unfamiliar with the title but well versed in the Latte Factor, I quickly flipped open the book and scanned the accolades that often fill the first few pages. That’s when I saw it. Smart Women Finish Rich.
I lost my voice. Not in the sense that makes my students celebrate. I lost my voice in the sense that for a long time, I wanted nothing more than to quit blogging. If I’m being downright honest, I didn’t lose my voice, so much as I allowed myself to be silenced. While I wrestled … [Read more…]
Last month, The Minimalists did a podcast on debt. That podcast led to a profusion of tweets about the drawbacks of credit scores. In fact, the underlying message–ripped out of Dave Ramsey’s playbook–was that no one should want a credit score. The Minimalists by way of Ramsey tweeted out that a credit score is nothing … [Read more…]
Bill Nye once said, “Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t.” And therein lies the danger of the single source. She’s the mouthpiece of personal finance. He’s the only financial expert Americans need. I shudder when I hear people speak about any singular financial figure and his or her theory as prophet … [Read more…]
When my grandma was alive, one of her favorite things to do was to marvel at the cost of everything in the grocery store. We’d scoot up and down the aisles, and she’d rattle off the cost of a loaf of bread, a sack of sugar, or a pound of butter from her Depression-era childhood. … [Read more…]
One of the most fascinating aspects of personal finance is the fact that it is comprised of individual stories, goals, wisdom, and opinions. I have read certain bloggers state unequivocally that if you have not experienced debt, your authenticity as a personal finance blogger is questionable at best. I’ve also seen readers lambaste bloggers in comment … [Read more…]