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Americans have done their best to stay optimistic through the corona crisis.
We initially thought the lockdown might last a couple of weeks. But here we sit, months later. The states with the tightest restrictions are just beginning to somewhat ease their social distancing guidelines.
But the root problem – the virus – hasn’t actually been “solved.”
Despite that fact, a recent government survey reflected 78% of unemployed Americans view themselves as temporarily furloughed. Most Americans ant...
Between 2013 and 2018, Kiersten Saunders and her husband, Julien, paid off over $200,000 in debt. After such a monumental achievement, you might expect them to slow down. But that’s not their style.
Instead, they’re now using their money to build lasting wealth. The idea is to save so aggressively that they will be able to reach financial independence by the middle of 2021 — just two years away. And they’re on track to do it.
A colleague handed me the best book I've ever read about money, and I haven't stopped thinking about it since
"What It's Worth" is a compilation of persuasive essays based on sociological findings that made me think differently about how policy and personal finances are connected.
At the center of Elizabeth Dunn’s most popular research is one question:
“Are we happier when we give to ourselves or others?”
You may be able to guess the answer.
We’re happier when we give to others.
But Dunn’s work is particularly poignant because she and her fellow researchers took this question a step further.
Paying for college is no small accomplishment. Funding your education requires some planning, forethought, and work, but it can be done.
You may be surprised to learn that many can pay for college without taking on burdensome student loans if they start early enough and look for money in the right places.
However, you end up paying for school, keep in mind that you’ll want to consider funding op...
Finding the best robo advisor for your SRI needs.
In 2008, during the Great Recession, I was working as a cashier and was afraid of the stock market, so I didn't invest any money.
Looking back, though, I wish I had — the recession was primetime to put my money in the market since stocks were basically "on sale."
Many of us sat through countless high school classes on how to use Excel.
Those classes served us well. We can effectively budget, analyze data for work and create beautiful charts with just a few clicks of a button.
But since we’ve come of age, there’s a new player in the market: Google Sheets—the platform Tiller uses to help you build a budget, track spending, and understand your money.
Subway is a restaurant chain with over 21,000 locations in the U.S., known for marketing its submarine sandwiches as healthier alternatives to other fast-food options. Franchisees pulled in an average $416,860 in sales in 2017, according to industry publication QSR magazine. That may not sound like a high number but Subway has relatively low startup costs and net worth requirements compared with other restaurant chains. What’s more worrisome is that 900+ locations closed in 2017. In the follo...