Financial Horror Stories
Post From Money Saved Is Money Earned
While everyone will make mistakes when it comes to finances, there are times when the impact to our lives goes far beyond an impulse spend. We’ve all heard of them, maybe even experienced one ourselves. Many are avoidable, many are not.
Whatever the reason behind the story, the important thing is to learn from our mistakes, and those of others, so that we can try and avoid serious financial hardship in the future.
Notes From The Field By Simon Black
April 22, 2019 Dorado, Puerto Rico
Just released: Social Security Earned A Pitiful 2.8% On Your Money Last Year
Hot off the presses: The Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare programs in the United States just released their annual report a few minutes ago.
And if you want to read all of its gory detail, check it out for yourself here.
Money Lessons From the Game of Dreidel
Post From Money Saved Is Money Earned
While most can readily point to the dominant holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year, they aren’t the only ones.
In fact, the holiday season is filled with several other holidays you may not even be aware of.
One such event is the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is an 8-day celebration commemorating the miracle of the oil during the rededication of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.
How Can Sentimental Value Impact Your Finances?
Team Member Blog February 9, 2019
Raise your hand if you’ve ever made a decision based on emotion.
Okay, put your hands down, and excuse the teacher in me. All joking aside, if this question was posed everyone should be raising their hand, because we have ALL made decisions based on our emotions.
Now, let’s focus our question a little more.
How many of you have ever made a FINANCIAL decision based on emotion?
Again, I would argue that everyone has at some point in their life. How many people have had a bad day and purchased a treat? What about lunch because you don’t feel like cooking? Retail therapy anyone?
The Real Benefit of Being Rich
There have been a lot of big bills coming across my kitchen table recently. Property taxes, car registrations, income taxes, things for the school orchestra in which little MM plays the standup bass.
Plus the usual credit card bills for all my spending on groceries and not-all-that-rare luxury indulgences. There’s nothing bad or unexpected in this pile of bills, but I still see it adding up to a tidy sum.
How Decentralized Finance Could Make Investing More Accessible
April 17, 2019 By Jeff Desjardins
Infographic: How Decentralized Finance Could Make Investing More Accessible
Did you know that a majority of the global population doesn’t have access to quality financial assets?
In advanced economies, we are lucky to have simple options to grow and protect our wealth. Banks are all over the place, markets are robust, and we can invest our money into assets like stocks or bonds at the drop of a hat.
Did Capitalism Kill Inflation?
By Peter Coy April 17, 2019
The disappearance of the age-old bogeyman confounds central bankers and economists.
If economics were literature, the story of what happened to inflation would be a gripping whodunit. Did inflation perish of natural causes—a weak economy, for instance?
Was it killed by central banks, with high interest rates the murder weapon? Or is it not dead at all but just lurking, soon to return with a vengeance?
Like any good murder mystery, this one has a twist. What if the apparent defeat of inflation blew back on the central bankers themselves by making them appear expendable? Far from being lauded for a job well done, they’re under populist attack.
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