Several years ago I took my two young daughters and my mother (code name: Grandma) to Disneyland. Those three really wanted to go, and they had a wonderful time.Continue reading
Making Decisions Is Exhausting. Rules and Automation Help You Make Fewer Decisions in your Finances.
You and I probably have at least one thing in common: the administrative burden of modern life is exhausting. Overwhelming. Frustrating. Just nothing good about it, but we can’t escape it.Continue reading
Meg’s Musings: Your Spending Doesn’t Affect Just You.
Ramit Sethi’s work on the psychology of money, especially around spending, is wonderful and desperately needed. To put it simply: He encourages people to spend more money on the things they love.
Meg’s Musings: Thriving in the Time of Covid
We are all emerging from the first “stage” of quarantine. We are also all starting to realize that, contrary to what I assumed back in March, this is all going to take a lot longer than just a few months to fix.
Meg’s Musings: (Reducing) Spending Edition
I offer up these thoughts on spending in the spirit of: If it helps, I am happy. If this is not the right time for you to think about such things, please ignore them! The internet is wonderful (and terrible) in that nothing ever disappears. Come back later if you want.
Okay, I’ve tracked my spending. But how do I make sense of the data?
When You Make a Financial Choice, What’s Motivating It? Something Truly You or External Factors?
A friend and fellow financial-planning-firm owner forwarded an email to me recently. It was a promotion from Google Ads, promising $300 in free ads if he first spent $300 of his own money. He wanted to know if I thought he should do it.
Skip the latte. Not for your budget, but for your happiness.
Money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.
-Johnny DeppContinue reading
Preparing for Job Loss (of the unintentional sort)
In April, Intel announced that it planned to lay off 12,000 workers. My own husband worked for Hewlett Packard over the last few years as it struggled with reclaiming the successContinue reading