7 Ways to Go Broke

Finding tips to save money is easy, but what are the things that make us go broke? If you’re doing any of the following you might already be on the path of financial destruction. Having too many credit cards The obvious way to go broke is by abusing credit. Having multiple credit cards is pretty normal, but having them … Read more

Crowdfunding Industry Set to Explode as SEC Approves Regulation A+

On Wednesday, 25th March, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the final rules to activate implementation of Regulation A+ which is Title IV of the Jumpstart our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act. The approval of Regulation A+ is a major breakthrough in the crowdfunding industry as it allows startups and small businesses … Read more

The Moral Ill Effects of Teaching Economics

One of the first experiments to test the hypothesis that teaching economics is debasing people’s morality was conducted by Gerald Marwell and Ruth E. Ames. They designed a game where participants were given an allotment of tokens to divide between a private account and a public fund. If every player invested all of their tokens … Read more

6 Money Myths for Millennials to Stop Believing

Chances are you’ve fallen for at least one of them. We’re talking about money myths — those erroneous financial proclamations that get passed down from generation to generation as fact. You know, things like “buying in bulk is always better” and “buy low and sell high” when investing. But there’s a set of money misconceptions … Read more

Is Divorce the Best Option for Older Americans?

“Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m 64?” The Beatles first released these quaint, clarinet-fueled lyrics in 1967 when the loving answer to these questions was a resounding, “Yes!” Traditional marriage vows echo this sentiment in that they presuppose a relationship span that encompasses young and old age, wellness and … Read more

The Great Illusion of Retirement Savings

The nation is facing a looming retirement income crisis. Average retirees today are not well off. Tomorrow’s average senior is likely to be in worse shape. Instead of addressing this looming crisis, too many of the nation’s policymakers and elites propose to make it worse. They tell the American people that Social Security’s earned benefits … Read more

3 Questions That Can Lead You to a Better Retirement

How do we decide what percentage of our income to earmark for retirement? Undoubtedly we think about the bills we have to pay, the medical expenses we might incur, the food and personal care items we need to purchase. This is a solid start — putting any amount of money aside for retirement is smart … Read more

Poverty Is Quicksand

It’s hard to believe that anyone thinks the poor, in this country, have an easy, work-free life. There’s an assumption among a certain segment of the population that government benefits are enough to enable someone to ease back and voluntarily give up looking for a job. The reality is that poverty, especially now, is more … Read more

Self-Employed? Kiss Your Vacations Goodbye

If you’re self-employed you’ll never get a real vacation again. I read an article on the truths of self-employment recently. I’m in complete agreement that you can kiss your real vacations goodbye. I’ve been self-employed the majority of my 22 years in financial services. And I really wouldn’t have it any other way. But once … Read more

How I Saved $70,000 to Send Two Kids to College

In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, one woman shares how she made saving for her kids’ college education her top priority — stashing away thousands years before her daughter and son were even … Read more