If you’re into investing in the market, how did you get started — and what would your advice be to someone who isn’t sure about how to start investing? What resources would you recommend, and how much of an initial investment do you think is necessary?
Here’s a fun thread for June: how much did you spend on your wedding or civil union? (And how do those choices sit in your memory?)
Readers, what personal finance advice did you get when you graduated? What would be the best advice you’d share with new grads now? (Are there things you didn’t start doing until later that you WISH you’d done early on?)
We’re rounding up some of the reader favorites for personal finance resources — have we missed any of your favorites? What do you think are the best personal finance resources for professionals?
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?
What, if anything, do you track for prices? What do you buy when there’s a good sale?
When do you plan to retire, readers? How much do you want to have banked — and what will you do with your time?
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?
Wondering how to change your spending in a recession? Same, girl — let’s discuss.