Money in Your 30s

In the Washington Post, Jonnelle Marte writes about our money worries in our 30s, and some goals to try reaching.

Remain Calm and Carry On

We’re going to turn away from the social media noise and drink some tea instead.

Rambling Man: On Tipping At Counters & Kids As A Retirement Plan

Tipping in the face of low wages and unjust labor conditions is kind of like voting in the context of a two-party system with effectively unlimited campaign contributions: you recognize that what you want is revolution, but in the mean time, you do what you can.

Retirement Anxiety Despite Multiple Sources of Income

Can a couple in their mid-60s fully retire on social security income, pension money, and rental income? I would hope so! But this is the question that’s being asked in this week’s Money Makeover column in the L.A. Times.

How Much Do You Need to Save for a Million-Dollar Retirement?

Could I retire a millionaire, assuming I can set aside $5K/year for the rest of my working life?

One Out of Six Seniors Experiences Food Insecurity

According to CNN, one out of every six senior citizens in America is food insecure, which means they either cannot afford food or have difficulty accessing food (or both).

My ‘Real Life’ May Be On Hold, But My Financial Goals Aren’t

For the past few years, I’ve been living what I fondly describe as a “temp-to-perm” life in New York City. Since moving to the U.S. from the U.K. in 2010, I’ve spent five years with one foot in each country. Even my visa can’t make up its mind—if you scroll through all the legal paperwork, you will find the phrase “dual intent.” While temporary visitors can be turned away at the border for divulging the slightest hint that they might want to make the land of the free their permanent home, my particular class of (non)immigrant has been given the federal thumbs up to spend months and even years testing the water before committing to a green card application and a lifetime of being mocked for the way we pronounce “tomato.”

Phone Calls From Parents

I periodically get calls from my mother that lasts approximately 15 minutes and are focused solely on the state of my parents’ finances.

How Your 401(k) Stacks Up Against Fortune 500 Companies and Other Stories

Three stories to start your day.

My Kind of Retirement

Deborah Paul spent 35 years in the workforce—including a stint as a grade school teacher at the age of 21, and then becoming the editorial director of several magazines—before she started to retire. In a recent column for Indianapolis Monthly, Paul describes how she responds to the annoying refrain of “What do you do?” now that she’s no longer working full-time.