Which charities do you give to, and why? How do you determine which charities are “good”? Do you have pet causes, are you more of a generalist, or do you just give to whatever your friends are fundraising for? Do you have a set amount that you give away every year?
Yes, it’s Feb., but it’s still early on — these are some great personal finance tasks to get out of the way as early as possible in the year.
A number of readers in our Money Snapshot series have noted that they own second homes — so let’s discuss. For you and yours, is it a pie in the sky idea — or something that’s on the table?
Do you have long-term disability insurance through your employer? Have you increased that coverage beyond the basic level, or have you purchased more through an insurance company?
Let’s discuss emergency funds, ladies — where are you keeping yours, and how did you calculate your e-fund?
I’ve seen a lot of comments over the past few weeks about how to take advantage of a bear market — these are some of the moves I’m making right now.
Automatic investing can be a great way to save time, get the advantage of dollar-cost averaging, and grow your wealth the easy way! Here’s how to set up automatic investing at online brokers like Vanguard and Schwab (updated for 2020)!
Where are you keeping your emergency fund these days, readers?
Do you have a my money/your money approach to your marriage or partnership? How often do you talk about money — and when in your relationship (dating, engagement) did you start to talk about money?
As far as basics like t-shirts, underwear, sneakers, and lotions go — what has inspired your splurge purchases, and was it worth it?
What are your best tips on how to automate your savings? How much each month do you send to automatic savings (versus automatic investments)? Do you save for specific big expenses (like bills you know are coming), breaking them into smaller chunks each month, or are you just saving for a future nebulous expense like a downpayment or wedding?
The latest studies say $105K is the “optimal salary” for happiness for Americans — do you agree with that?