Why We Decided Not to Have Kids

Personal Finance

Why We Decided Not to Have Kids

Why We Decided Not to Have Kids

With the legalization of same-sex marriage, queer couples have been solidifying relationships as fast as they can say “I do.” However, queer couples have familial considerations that, until June 2015, were like AstroTurf to grass. Having children is not easy, financially or emotionally, and for older couples, the financial and emotional burden may be hard... Read More

This Ridiculously Cute Ad Gives a Dog a Credit Card

Managing Debt

This Ridiculously Cute Ad Gives a Dog a Credit Card

This Ridiculously Cute Ad Gives a Dog a Credit Card

Credit card debt has never been so adorable. A new ad for Canadian debit card program Interac features Max, an Australian Shepherd with a love of Kobe beef sliders, dog bones and plush toys … and a big problem with spending. As the (fictional, just to be clear) story goes, Max learns how to use the internet,... Read More

How a Rocket Scientist Manages His Money

Personal Finance

How a Rocket Scientist Manages His Money

How a Rocket Scientist Manages His Money

Jason Lowery is a typical 29-year-old. He likes hanging out with friends, loves his family and spends weekends tinkering on his hobby car, a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle. But unlike most of his peers, he’s completely debt-free, right down to his college tuition. Born in the “lowly little” town of Lilburn, Georgia, as he jokingly put it, Lowery did well for himself.... Read More

10 Lies I Told Myself About Debt

Managing Debt

10 Lies I Told Myself About Debt

10 Lies I Told Myself About Debt

We hear it over and over: “Debt is bad! Don’t get into debt!” But while we know this, many of us don’t listen. I don’t know why. Even I knew better and lead myself down a path of financial ruin. (Thankfully, I’ve recovered and won’t allow it to happen again) The thing is, I fell... Read More

How We Chose to Get Out of Debt

Managing Debt

How We Chose to Get Out of Debt

How We Chose to Get Out of Debt

For years, even as our jobs were to help people manage their money and invest, we held complete disregard for our own money. Like many Americans, we always had more month left at the end of every paycheck. Financial emergencies were a precarious threat because we didn’t have the financial means to protect ourselves. That’s... Read More

A 12-Step Program for Debt Addicts

Managing Debt

A 12-Step Program for Debt Addicts

A 12-Step Program for Debt Addicts

Debt can happen for a variety of reasons — you could be saddled with student loans, funding a home purchase or paying off credit card debt related to emergency car repairs. But for some people, money woes are the result of a serious proclivity to overspend. People struggling with a debt addiction may be surprised to learn that... Read More

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