Here’s a hard truth: you should max out your retirement accounts as early and often as you can. Having money in tax-protected accounts gives you piece of mind now, and a cushion in case of unplanned issues and bumps in the future. The Failure to Contribute Is Costly We once read a piece in Bloomberg claiming […]
Let me start by telling you (‘you’ might mean my readership, or ‘you’ might mean Mrs. DQYDJ!) that if I did I certainly wouldn’t write an article about it!
Still, I enjoy living on the edge. This is an interesting question – is it ever okay to lie to your partner about finances? We’ve all heard that “money is the leading cause of divorce”. While evidence is mixed on that front, the truth is that the number of money fights a couple has is a good predictor of divorce rates. While tossing out lies might avoid a fight now, it might also lead to an even bigger fight in the future. Regardless, let’s look at the cases for both. Pick a side!
Welcome to the Christmas/Holidays/Winter Solstice version of the DQYDJ weekender! The three writers on the web site are Catholic (we’re from Boston, remember?) so this is being sent out on Christmas Eve for us. Happy Holidays to you and your families, and enjoy this wrap up.
We’ll be back next week with more controversial stuff, but for now we leave you with the cream of the crop for the week!
Carnivals and links for the week.
Recently I received an out-of-the-blue request from Keith Morris, the editor of the new LifeTuner Chat Carnival and the Community Manager for LifeTuner, to write an article for the upcoming carnival on “Financial Lessons Learned the Hard Way”. First off, I’d like to thank Keith for tossing an invite my way and having the optimism to think that I might have something interesting to contribute. I hope I can offer you some first person narrative which you enjoy enough to finish. That’s the thing about introspective pieces… I wonder the utility my experiences have to you readers? Well, let’s toss aside the deep commentary and cornucopia of supporting links for a second and do some old fashion writing. Who’s with me?
My article “A Penny Saved is 1.76366843 Pennies Earned” was included in this week’s Money Hacks Carnival!
Head over to this week’s carnival, hosted at Own the Dollar, and check out the 69th edition of the carnival. The article is located under the heading “Frugality & Saving Money – $10,000 Federal Reserve Note 1914”.