Factor in a sick child and a broken health care system, and it doesn’t matter how “fairly well off” anyone appears to be. He could be three bills from bankruptcy, as so many Americans are.
At night, I remind myself that I am okay, that I did work today and I have work to do tomorrow, that I have plans for every fear that chases the edges of my thoughts.
The letter writer featured in the Rambling Man column earlier this week sent in an update, and we wanted to share.
“Merely saying ‘no’ is not financial advice; it is a form of blind risk avoidance.”
Many of your classroom supply expenses can be shared. That art class that requires the fancy Bristol board pad? Split it with a friend.
To understand what tips and warnings are most important to communicate to today’s college students—and, maybe, just to suss out the competition—I gathered samples of financial advice from three reputable publications.
“Eliminate the word “just” from your vocabulary—as in “Just checking on this!” You’ll immediately feel more confident.”
In Which I Answer a Question About Marriage and Finances That ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Asked Us in October
Call Your Girlfriend asked The Billfold if we can provide any additional advice to a person who wrote them a letter about a tricky financial situation.
I know the “give up your coffee habit, become a millionaire” storyline is trite, but: Do I need to give this up?