I was shocked when a friend of mine in an amazing matter-of fact tone, told me that she had recently been assaulted by three men as she was getting out of her car one evening after work. At one point, one of the men pulled out a gun and pointed it at her. [...]
Even for me, I was early. The joke among those who know me is that there are the standard time zones, and then there is the “Ted-Time” zone, which means early…… German heritage early, I guess.
I always try, for example, to be at the airport at least two hours before my flight. On this [...]
By John Waggoner
For investors, fall is the season of lushly painted leaves, golden morning light and hideous, soul-searing panics in the stock market.
This fall is shaping up to be no different: Looming military action in Syria, another fight about the debt limit, and hordes of the gibbering undead will all make this autumn peculiarly dangerous.
Wow, the Windy City was living up to its reputation. 20-25 mile per hour gusty winds showed up as ordered for “Community Kite Day”, sponsored by the local Department of Parks and Recreation. However, the warmth that was imagined for this didn’t make an appearance. 33 + degrees, snow spitting periodically, the [...]
Our subconscious often stands in the way of our conscious efforts to save for college, prepare for the future, or spend what we’ve saved once we retire.
Some psychologists and financial planners believe these roadblocks are rooted in an individual’s “money script” – the story about money that we’ve told ourselves repeatedly since childhood. They’re [...]
By Chris Taylor
In the world of dating, there is one common assumption: That a fancy car, a pricey dress, and a willingness to splurge are all things that will help you impress and snare your ideal partner.
“You would think that spending would be more attractive, because things like flashy watches or purses are so visible,” [...]
Times are tough. The stock market is setting record highs but the average American is still stuck in a recession. Many of us have been forced to downsize and are still struggling to meet our monthly expenses with no relief in sight. All of this stress and anxiety can take its toll on our health. [...]
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By Howard Rothman
NEW YORK (MainStreet)—In the pilot episode of HBO’s “Girls,” 20-something protagonist Hannah Horvath is out to dinner with her parents when they hit her with the bad news. Since graduating from college two years earlier, Hannah has been toiling as an unpaid intern in Manhattan while trying to make it as a writer. [...]
By Pamela Yip
What’s your “money script?” Everyone has one. But not everyone knows what it is. Money scripts are your unconscious core beliefs about money. They’re typically developed in childhood and drive your financial behavior throughout life.
“When considering your approach to money and trying to determine if the way you are handling money is the [...]