Retirement Security Is Also About the People You Have In Your Life

Obviously we should all try to prepare our nest eggs for the kinds of lives we want to be living in the future, but I thought this interview by Chris Taylor in Reuters was interesting. The idea is that strong, secure relationships are just as important as socking money away because if, for whatever reason, your finances are wiped out, you'll have people who care about you who can help you turn things around. I don't always agree with Suze Orman, but I've always agreed with her mantra of "people first, then money, then things."

A Brief Encounter with Suze Orman, Queen of Financial Media

She gave me a side eye, and slipped into my boss's office.

A Father’s Dilemma: Saving for His Kids’ College Educations

In the Washington Post, Joe Heim, a father of a six-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter discusses a thing a lot of parents go through: Wanting to save for his kids' college educations, but not actually saving for his kids' college educations.

A Conversation with Helaine Olen About the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industrial Complex

A conversation with financial journalist Helaine Olen about everything that's wrong in the personal finance industrial complex.