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?
I asked the Corporette FB group a while ago what financial resources people were loving, and a reader suggested we do a post on the FIRE movement — financial independence/retire early — so I asked Rebecca Berfanger to round up some great resources on the movement for beginners! Readers, have you considered retiring early as … Read More about The 411 On FIRE: Financial Independence/Retire Early
Everyone knows saving for retirement is a priority, because retirement is important and compound interest is powerful — but are the tax savings for retirement accounts so great that you should use them to save extra cash, too, such as for a hypothetical future home purchase? When I was in my late 20s — unmarried, … Read More about Cash Savings vs. Retirement Savings Accounts: Where to Stash Your Money When You’re Unsure What You’re Saving For
Ladies, how much do you save for retirement? Why do you do it? There was an interesting commenter thread about feeling saving burnout and wanting to splurge a little — do you count retirement savings as something you can cut back on, absent a strong need? We’ve talked about how much to save for retirement, what kind … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Retirement Savings
2018 Update: Check out our discussion on the FIRE movement (financial independence retire early) for beginners! Ladies, how much are you saving for retirement? How large does retirement loom in your thoughts — and where does it fall in your priorities? Welcome to our next installment of our Money Milestone series, where we’ve discussed paying for grad school, wedding … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Retirement
Retirement — and retirement hobbies — are likely a long way off in your mind. But I like to be prepared, so I asked Lisa from Privilege what those of us who are still working should know. Can one prepare to pursue hobbies? Were there things she thought she’d love but hasn’t -— or hobbies that, once she got … Read More about Guest Post: Planning for Retirement — But Not How You Think
2018 Update: We still stand by this money roadmap — you may want to check out our most recent discussion of whether to invest in stocks or index funds. We’ve talked about a ton of different money issues here, but it occurred to me that it might be helpful to do a simple “roadmap” post … Read More about A Money Roadmap: Where to Go Next In Your Personal Finance Journey
2018 Update: Check out our discussion on the FIRE movement (financial independence retire early) for beginners! How much should you be saving for retirement? Are there savings benchmarks by ages? Is saving different for women? These are all questions that come up frequently (and no one really has all the answers) that I thought we … Read More about Tales From the Wallet: How Much to Save For Retirement