Lifestyle inflation: pocketing America’s spare change since 1950

Intro: How did our young, handsome grandparents spend money back in 1950 and how do we spend it today? In real terms, our quality of life as Americans is much better today than it was in the past (but maybe not for much longer?). Goods and services are cheaper than ever (such as flights), and […]

How to succeed at budgets without really trying

While a few people in the personal finance blogosphere might truly believe that budgets are sexy, most people probably think of budgets as a pain in the ass, and I would tend to agree.  The thing is, however, if you have ambitious savings goals, you probably really need a budget to help you stay on […]