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Apr 30, 2018

Most people know what they “should” do — save for the future. Spend less than they earn.

Why do so few people follow through?

The answer may have less to do with tactics, and more to do with a person’s deep-seated beliefs, fears and anxieties around money.

Your income, debt, and spending habits aren't merely a...


Apr 23, 2018

It's time to answer real estate investing questions!

Tom asks:
"We're thinking about buying a duplex on a beach in a popular vacation destination in Florida. If the property stays 85 percent occupied as a short-term (VRBO) rental at current rates, the income from one unit of the duplex could cover the costs of a...


Apr 16, 2018

Morgan Housel has spent thousands of hours reading about investing.

As a former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and The Motley Fool, he's spent more than a decade reading, interviewing, thinking and writing about how to manage money.

And he's come to a simple conclusion: less is more.

Doing nothing is often the...


Apr 9, 2018

Former financial planner Joe Saul-Sehy and I answer five questions about investing, retirement, insurance, travel and selling an expensive car.

Eliana is 25 and makes $63,000 per year, plus a little extra from freelance work. She holds $95,000 in cash, $67,000 in retirement investments, and no debt. She doesn't...


Apr 2, 2018

In the 1970's, a woman named Vicki Robin teamed up with a man named Joe Dominguez.

They came from different backgrounds: she was an Ivy League graduate with a comfortable upbringing; he was raised in Spanish Harlem on "welfare cheese."

But they shared one common thread: a commitment to financial independence, not just...