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Money Management

Snowflakes, Money Scripts, and the Cost of Living

Watch this video on YouTube Suppose you earn $45,000 at a job in Rapid City, SD, and you learn that someone doing the same job in Redwood City, CA, earns $60,000. Your instant conclusion is likely to be that they enjoy a higher standard of living than you do. That...

Logic with Emotions for Money Decisions

Watch this video on YouTube Making sound money decisions is fundamental to financial and emotional wellness. One component of that decision-making is applying logic and rationality to a set of known facts. Easy, right? Not necessarily. Take, for example, the recent...

Increased Demand, Too Few Financial Planners

Watch this video on YouTube If you are looking for an investment advisor, the number of companies and advisors from which to choose is almost overwhelming. The case is almost opposite if you are looking for a fiduciary financial planner—one who is client-centered and...

Top Ten Money Truisms

Watch this video on YouTube Jonathan Clements is a longtime former columnist for the Wall Street Journal, editor of the HumbleDollar blog, and author whose latest book, From Here to Financial Happiness, comes out in September. I’ve long been a fan of his, and I...

Frugality: The Essential Money Skill

Watch this video on YouTube Someone recently asked me to share my number-one financial tip that would make the greatest impact on a person’s financial well-being. For someone who can speak for hours on the topic, that’s a daunting task. I wanted to quote the...

2017 Nobel Prize in Economics

Watch this video on YouTube Human beings make most of our decisions—including financial ones—emotionally, not logically. Unfortunately, too much of the time, our emotions lead us into financial choices that aren’t good for our financial well-being. This is...