Professor Nudge says: Automate your savings!

In my last column, I warned about the hazards of lifestyle inflation. Today, I’ll give you a few tools to prevent spending more than you earn and start automatically saving for your future....

DATE: May 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Caution! Lifestyle inflation ahead

I had to issue that warning to myself yesterday. I love looking at big, old homes and imagining what it would be like to live there. Spring has sprung here in Philadelphia, and I’ve been exploring...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

The secret to $100 grocery budget revealed

My family of three eats delicious, healthy meals on a grocery budget of $100 a week, with enough leftovers for lunch. How do we do it? The secret is really quite simple, and you can do it, too. We...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Grocery shopping doesn’t have to kill a budget

$100. That’s our budget each week for our family of three, including a teenage boy. And we each take our lunch to school or work nearly every day. By my calculations, we’re saving between $1,800...

DATE: April 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Rekindle your dreams goal by goal

There are no coincidences. I sat down to write this column, turned on Pandora and Shakira’s “Try Everything” from “Zootopia” started blasting. “I won’t give up. No, I won’t give in, till I reach...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

How to stop those 3 a.m. money worries

If you’re like me, money worries hit hardest in the middle of the night. Fortunately, fear and anxiety about money don’t intrude on my sleep the way they once did. Unplanned expenses used to pop...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Drowning in debt? Grab this life preserver

Credit card debt can feel like drowning. I know. I’ve had balances of more than $25,000. I was in deep. If you have credit card debt, you have plenty of company. Thirty-eight percent of U.S....

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Control your money; reclaim your dreams

Last month, I told you that I’m traveling around the country for a year and getting to live in Hawaii for the winter. I bet that sounded great. But life hasn’t always been that way for me. In...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

For 2017, dare to set a big goal for yourself

If we’re friends on Facebook, or in real life, you probably know that I’m currently living in Hawaii. Moving here is part of my Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal to travel for a year. Cheri, Malcolm and...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Simple rule to gain financial success

Over the years, as I’ve helped people take control of their money and begin to live their dreams, I’ve discovered a simple, little-known rule that, when applied, creates financial success. It’s...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Want to change your habits in 2017? Start now

I love new beginnings. They give me the chance to wipe my personal slate clean and get a fresh start. Sure, I can’t undo my past or my blunders, but understanding where and why I went wrong can...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Eliminate financial risk and reap the rewards

My family and I play board and card games at breakfast. Yes, maybe a little strange, but it’s the one meal we can count on having as a family. Win or lose, I love playing games, especially ones...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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