How Most Families Lose Wealth Across Generations

Making millions of dollars is not easy. But perhaps what’s even harder to do is maintaining that wealth – which is especially hard if you want to keep it in the family. Similar to diets and lifestyle choices, different people will handle their money differently. One of the biggest challenges for the wealthy is keeping … Read moreHow Most Families Lose Wealth Across Generations

How To Purchase Property Below Fair Market Value With Just A Few Words

In real estate, there’s a saying that goes, “money is made on the purchase, not on the sale.” With a well-timed purchase, you get to pay fewer property taxes over the life of ownership and generate a much higher compounded return due to a lower base. The market is a wonderful place because it allows two … Read moreHow To Purchase Property Below Fair Market Value With Just A Few Words

Free Resources and Financial Help for Cancer Patients

I will forever remember the phone call. The stranger on the other end of the telephone line saying, “I have some bad news.” The news was that I had invasive ductile cancer. Whatever that meant, I thought to myself, as I sat listening, numb and in a daze. Two tumors. One quite large. Soon I … Read moreFree Resources and Financial Help for Cancer Patients

The Wisdom of Frugality: Why the Philosophy of Frugality Is a Hard Sell

This is the fourth entry in an eight part weekly series that provides a detailed look at the book The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott. If you’re new to the series, feel free to hop back to the first entry. In this chapter, Westacott turns his vision to one of the most difficult questions … Read moreThe Wisdom of Frugality: Why the Philosophy of Frugality Is a Hard Sell

Five Products I’m Happy to Splurge On, Guilt-Free

I am proud to call myself a wary consumer. I do my best to combat manipulative marketing, I recognize the value of repairing and maintaining my things, and I focus on long-term goals rather than short-term gratification. That being said, there are certain products I buy without guilt, even when I know an alternative can … Read moreFive Products I’m Happy to Splurge On, Guilt-Free

How to Make Ordinary Experiences Amazing Again

I recently came across a fascinating article by Ed O’Brien, a professor at the University of Chicago, and Robert Smith, a professor at The Ohio State University, entitled Unconventional Consumption Methods and Enjoying Things Consumed: Recapturing the “First-Time” Experience, which appeared in a very recent issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. I’ll let … Read moreHow to Make Ordinary Experiences Amazing Again

7 Best Ways to Make Money on Amazon

Amazon is, hands down, the most popular online marketplace. It’s one of my top choices when I’m looking for ways to save money and discounts on things I need. Good prices aren’t the only thing Amazon has to offer, though. Did you know that you can also make money on Amazon? Thanks to Amazon’s growth … Read more7 Best Ways to Make Money on Amazon