The Big 4-0

Had I done enough in the past 40 years? Was I prepared for the next 40? Was I happy? Was my family in good hands? Were my best years ahead of me or behind me?

When Is Enough Enough?

Last year, at the age of 39, I started thinking about retirement. I always thought I’d  work forever — my day job has been my passion project more often than it has been agonizing soul-sucking drudgery — but approaching the big 4-0 makes you think. Maybe one day, I’ll want to stop working. Maybe one day,

The 50-30-20 Rule

Forget every piece of money advice you’ve ever heard. When it comes to personal finance, there’s only one thing you need to know: the 50-30-20 rule. I didn’t come up with it, in case you’re wondering. But I wish I did. It’s bloody brilliant. The 50-30-20 rule is literally the best money advice that I

Financial Infidelity! Are you guilty?

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” (Luke 16:10 NIV) I bought a beautiful emerald ring right after Christmas. It was a deep green stone flanked by diamonds set in gold. It was perfect. My second

The Smartest Things I Ever Did With Money

Like most people on the planet, I’m not smart with money. I like to spend it. And the more money I spend, the more I like it, which isn’t always good. I’ve also loaned money to the wrong people, made dumb investments, and generally made money go up in smoke through no one’s fault but

Brighter Reads – January 10

Foresight and determination are the pillars we stand on every new year. With 2014 in full swing, here are some Brighter Reads – from apps to help you keep track of your resolutions to a glimpse of what will be hot and trending – to help set your sails to more prosperous seas! Read on!

What to do with Christmas leftovers

Christmas greetings have been said and presents have been opened, but your fridge still has that Christmas vibe because of the many leftovers from your Noche Buena feast. You spent a considerable amount for all these goodies, so you better make sure that none of it will go to waste. If you over-estimated for your

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