Why don’t Americans save?

A new report from the Center for Financial Services Innovation says that only 28% of Americans are financially healthy. And it reinforces something we already knew: The U.S. saving rate sucks. Americans don’t save. The U.S. Financial Health Pulse divides people into three tiers of financial health. Financially healthy people (28% of the U.S., 70 … Read moreWhy don’t Americans save?

The boots theory of socioeconomic unfairness

When I wrote about my $80 pajamas, I never imagined it’d spark a three-part series of articles. Yet here we are. On Monday, I wrote about why I chose to buy high-quality pajamas. (I’ve been wearing them all week, by the way. They’re awesome.) On Wednesday, I published a follow-up piece that explored the “buy … Read moreThe boots theory of socioeconomic unfairness

A visual history of U.S. bull and bear markets since 1926

Who am I kidding? I can’t go an entire month without publishing anything here at Get Rich Slowly. I need to write. And judging from the feedback regarding my planned sabbatical, you folks want me to write! Tell you what, let’s change the premise. Instead of taking all of September off from publishing, I’ll instead … Read moreA visual history of U.S. bull and bear markets since 1926