Twelve Reasons I Sleep Well at Night While Investing

When I was in my early 20’s I was adverse to the idea of putting money into retirement accounts. I knew on a basic level that my money was “safe” at my credit union and ...

Personal Finance

Is It Better to Be Hourly or Salary?

In terms of raw take home pay, hourly can be much better compared to a salaried job with long hours. Salaried people should know their equivalent hourly wage especially when working more than 40 hours ...

Personal Finance

  • January 26, 2018
  • by Emily

Can (And Should) You Retire Overseas?

Moving abroad after retirement is an attractive idea, but there are many things to consider. Perhaps you’re daunted by the amount you need to save for a comfortable retirement in the United States? Or maybe ...

Family and Finances

2017 Results for CPI, Stocks, Bonds - Calculators Updated

Our calculators have been updated with 2017 data for CPI, S&P 500, bond, and cash returns.

Announcements

Understanding Net Worth

Net worth is a way of measuring your progress towards financial goals. It is calculated by adding up the net market value of your assets and subtracting all your debts. If you want to build ...

Financial Literacy

  • December 26, 2017
  • by Emily

A Tool To Compare Spending Choices

Could you cut $100 from your monthly spending and invest it instead? What about paying ahead on your mortgage? If you did, how much of a difference would it make?

Personal Finance

  • December 11, 2017
  • by Emily

Socially Responsible Investing 101

If you’d like to start investing in stocks but balk at the idea of your cash being used to commit environmental atrocities or by a company with a poor human rights record, here are some ...

Personal Finance

Cryptocurrencies - Get Rich Quick (or not) and Investment vs Speculation

Lots of people are giddy over the sky rocketing prices of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. It’s easy to confuse speculation with investing. We explain the difference.

Financial Literacy

  • November 20, 2017
  • by Emily

Being a Plumber vs. Being a Doctor - Net Worth Simulations

Here’s what you can learn about plumbers, doctors (and other career paths) by running some comparisons on the Wealth Meta Income and Spending Simulator.

Personal Finance

  • November 8, 2017
  • by Emily

Playing the Credit Card Reward Game—How to Make It Worth It

Rewards cards can be a net win (3% on spending is a reasonable goal). They only pay off if you know how to use them correctly and have the right attitude going in. Here are ...

Personal Finance