At times we use rules of thumb as a general good-practice approach to money advice. Such rules help provide a general foundation of fiscal responsibility that if followed consistently will help you build a lifelong habit of fiscal...Read More
The Money Mic®
Welcome to my blog called The Money Mic where I will discuss all kinds of things to help guide you on our way to a blissful retirement. There will be some ancient wisdom, some academic focused science, some worldly observations, and some everyday tips to live by. I see interesting, funny, tragic and exciting things all around me and in my travels.
I want to share what I see in the world and how it affects real people, families, business owners and each other. So I hope you enjoy my musings and antics along the way.
Emergency Reserves and the new Rule of Three. The amount of emergency reserves you should have is an age-old question and the answer has remained a cookie cutter one. Three to six months of living expenses has been the standard answer...Read More
529 plans have long been the favorite vehicle for college savings with many features that have made them very popular for families and grandparents wanting to help make sure the grandchildren can go to college. Grandparents love 529...Read More
It seems that with each passing year, retailers want us to start holiday shopping earlier and earlier, enticing shoppers with discounts and promotions before Halloween is even over. My daughters love Black Friday shopping —...Read More