Despite the temptation for parents to say yes to their children's wishes, research shows there's an insidious side to chasing after the newest thing others have. It fosters a sense of deficiency that can never be fully satisfied.
In the contest between pressing, immediate needs that require tending right away and our longer-term wishes, today's to-do list usually wins. It's just too easy to put off the things that require less attention now. If you have a day off from your regular routing as summer begins, consider using that break - or just part of it - to nurture a bit of longer-term thinking.
There are a lot of books written for entrepreneurs, as well as business and finance professionals. Some are dense texts, others are easy to read, filled with emotion but light on specifics on how to turn ideas into actual successes. Here are 8 books that members of the Forbes Finance Council recommend that everyone, not just the experts, should read.
The older you are and the longer the marriage, the more complicated the divorce typically is financially. Sometimes it is so daunting that couples end up living apart for years without filing for a formal divorce. Nevertheless, the number of so-called "gray divorces" of those over 50 has doubled in the last 25 years, according to the Pew Research Center.
If it were possible to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome because of texts from your mobile provider, Brett Anderson would be suffering from it.
There are millions of stories of children who make money during their summer vacation. When you were a kid, you probably did the same thing. Maybe you did chores around the house, or things for your neighbors. Whatever you did, you looked forward to that cold, hard cash you got at the end of the week.
If you're engaging in a little financial spring cleaning this year, consider scanning your records and storing them electronically. Specific rules may vary depending on the asset, transaction or expense but generally, you want to make sure that your electronic records are as accurate (and legible) as your paper records and easily accessible.
"Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even if You're Not): A Parents' Guide for Kids 3 to 23 author Beth Kobliner shares the best traits you should teach your kids. In this video Kobliner emphasizes the importance of teaching your kids delayed gratification.
Are there health benefits to staying in the work force longer? The scientific research is inconclusive, though it tends to tilt toward "yes."
Today's article explores the question of whether or not your workplace life insurance would be sufficient should disaster strike. Typically, American companies offer just one- to three-times salary as a life insurance benefit at no cost to workers, which would end when you sever ties with your employer. Keep reading for more information about whether or not your life insurance would cover the costs for your family.
Topics: Financial Planning