What We’re Perusing #4

This is the fourth edition of our occasional What We’re Perusing newsletter. This time, we’ll take a look at prison fines and who moves up the economic ladder. We’ll also learn about how some people are approaching the issue of reparations. PODCAST: Fine and Punishment: Prison fines and fees are used to pay for basic … Read more

5 Reasons You Aren’t Saving for Retirement

Recently, I asked Karisa for her thoughts on saving for retirement. From there, we had quite a fascinating conversation, and I thought it’d be fun to recap some of the main points for those of you who might be able to relate. For a bit of background, Karisa’s in her late 20s, has been working … Read more

How To Start Saving for Retirement

If you haven’t been saving for retirement, now’s a good time to take the first step. This post is for you if: You haven’t been saving intentionally for retirement, but you’re ready to start. You happen to have some retirement savings, like with your workplace for example, but they’re mostly by default and not because … Read more

5 Money Lessons My Mom Taught Me

Like every kid, I learned a lot about money just by being part of my family. Some of those lessons were taught to me directly, and some things I learned by watching, indirectly. Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I thought it’d be fun to reflect on what I learned about money from my mom, … Read more

What We’re Perusing #3

This is the third edition of our occasional What We’re Perusing newsletter. This time, we’ll take a look at inequality in wealth and jobs. And for a bit of fun, we’ll hear about the economy of a place very few of us have ever been. VIDEO: Why the Rich Get Richer – Wealth Inequality Explained … Read more

What We’re Perusing #2

This is the second edition of our occasional What We’re Perusing newsletter. These are some of the pieces that have made us think lately, and we hope they can provoke some interesting thoughts and conversations for you as well. Perhaps one of them might even make you laugh. ARTICLE: Why the stock market is at … Read more

How to Budget for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Congratulations! You’re going to be welcoming a brand new person into your family! Whether your new child is joining your family by birth or adoption, this is an exciting time for you and a time of significant change for your budget. When you think about budgeting for a new child, clothes and gear — and … Read more