Quit Spreading Yourself (And Your Money) Too Thin

by Paula Pant

Want to save money? Focusing on ONE specific goal can be more effective than spreading yourself (and your money) too thin. Conventional wisdom says that the best way to save more money is by earmarking small amounts of money towards a wide gamut of goals. For example, your monthly savings might look like this: My […]

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Instead of, Try

by Paula Pant

Instead of: Maxing out your credit cards as an indirect way of showing people you care about them. Try: Writing a heartfelt note telling someone you care about them. Pair it with a small token of thanks: freshly-baked cookies, for example, or a small toy for their pet. Instead of: Driving yourself crazy racing to […]

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Consumption is a Rorschach Test

by Paula Pant

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the word “consumption?” Bob might think of consuming food. Turkey smothered with mushroom gravy. Mashed potatoes topped with melted butter. Roasted squash with pesto. Angie might think about consuming alcohol. Loads of it. Beers during the football game. Shots at the bar. Wine […]

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A Change in the Economy: A Threat or an Opportunity?

by Paula Pant

Both my dad and my good friend Kara (not her real name) saw huge changes in their bank accounts in the past few years. Their home prices sank. Their investments were cut in half.  Their businesses teetered on the verge of collapse. And it’s during this time of tremendous change – these tough times – […]

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