“This is virtually impossible!” my daughter blurts out from the next room, adding, “who thought geometry was important anyway?” “Actually,” I respond with my under-appreciated dad irony, ”it is virtually possible.” Deciding to spare her the lecture on how Euclid and Descartes thought geometry was pretty important, instead, I urge he
By Tom Lally
By Julia Crane
Not really. The snake was not in my boot, but one of Keenan’s pet snakes did get loose over the weekend.
Since I mostly write about my animals, it should come to no surprise that I am coming to you with another animal related story! This time, about my boyfriend’s snake.
Your estate plan may be your last words to those you leave behind. If you’re a parent, you should think carefully about the message you’ll be sending.
Parents who leave their children unequal inheritances risk fueling family feuds. But strictly equal bequests also can cause resentment if the heirs don’t see the distribution as fair.
You're standing alone on the edge of a cliff, staring off into a vast unknown. Is this you, thinking about retirement?
Or as one man told me during my research into the new retirement: "So I wake up in the morning, go to the fitness club and have coffee at Starbucks while I check my email. It's 9 a.m. Now what?"
By Rick Ropelewski
… use a recipe that requires lemons.
We are feeling very much like Bill Murray from the movie “Ground Hog Day”, with the routine becoming a little mind numbing. However, there have been some unexpected benefits to this social distancing and working from home.
I’ve always said that personal finances are more important than portfolio management, but I still think there’s probably not enough people writing or providing education on the topic.
So I’m going to make a concerted effort to write more about personal finance in the coming year.
Here’s my list of 20 personal finance rules...
By Tom Lally
It’s easy to feel like we have a lot of problems right now. Some are major, like those who have lost a job or even a loved one. Others are not so big, they just feel that way because it’s normal for our biggest problems to feel really big, even if they aren’t. So lately I’ve been trying to focus on the good.
Student loans can be a burden, and the current coronavirus pandemic is not making it any easier. With unemployment at record highs, Americans are struggling to pay for necessities such as rent or groceries.
At the beginning of April we let you know what we were doing in this strange new world. Five weeks later and we have scrapped some activities and come up with some new routines. Please let us know any fun recommendations you have for making the most of this time.