[Hey guys! Got a note from a reader of the blog living out in Italy and dealing with an investment mess right now (amongst other things, eek!), and after some back and forth I asked if he'd be willing to share his story as a warning that even the best of us can be scammed. Though there are always red flags looking back, of course! So hopefully this sticks in the back of your
Caught this stat the other day and thought I'd get your opinion of it ;) 58% of Millennials would consider banking with Amazon, Facebook or Google if these tech giants enter the banking space HAH! Could you imagine?? As if they needed any more of our money (or time)!! But I missed the cut off of being a millennial and don't even have a personal Facebook account
Happy Presidents Day! Here are a bunch of financial stats I've been saving up that would shock our founding fathers right up from out of their graves, haha... All that freedom they fought for, and what do we do with it all?? Spend it accumulating more junk and getting those shackles right back on us! Treasonous! ****** "43.3% of Americans have less than $500 set
Just got a note about TD Bank's 4th annual "Love and Money" survey, and it reminded me we haven't done a good Stats Bombing around here lately :) Here's a plethora of data I've collected over the past handful of months from press releases and surveys sent over... I've tried to pick out the more juicy parts for your enjoyment ;) Quotes and sources are below, along with
I'm just gonna paste up a bunch of my favorite money memes today, because why not? If I missed any good ones, let me know :) - J to the Dollar
Last week, 3 different people emailed me asking for advice because they keep getting pressured by friends and family (especially family) *to buy a home* when neither one of them wants to. I got so riled up after the last message that I shot the following tweet out which caused quite the hubbub for a hot minute or so: As it turns out, I wasn't alone in this
[Please welcome one half of the duo from DukeofDollars.com today, as Jack spills his heart here on all things financial he learned from growing up in a helluva toxic household, ugh... As a parent this KILLS ME, and I wish this upbringing on no kids out there! What is wrong with people????] ******** The first time I rode a four wheeler as a kid, my dad plopped me down on the
Went in to pay my AMEX card as I usually do each month (on time), and saw this gem of a notice highlighted in my face as I went to click the "pay" button: “If we do not receive your Minimum Payment Due by the Payment Due Date of 09/08/17, you may have to pay a late fee of up to $38.00 and your APRs may be increased to the Penalty APR of 29.99%.” Umm.. WHAT?? A Penalty APR?
This is a quick note to remind us that not everything goes to plan - even when you do hit FIRE!! (Left in the comment section of our early retirement quiz last week) I haven’t really done the quiz – but rather than be a role model for y’all, let me be your warning. I had aimed for retirement by 50. And achieved it. At 51 – my husband of 20 years walked without warning.
When it comes to cash, I'm an equal opportunity owner. I have $10 bills, $5 bills, $20 bills, and of course many many $1.00 bills. But the one bill that I secretly admire more than any other, and also the one that gets the least respect, is the lonely $2. Not only has it been forgotten for the past handful of decades (yes, they still print them!), but some even think they're