Why the Poor Can’t Get Ahead in the U.S.: Reading “The Broken Ladder”

Look – a Republican reading a book about inequality? You all should be so proud of me. Have you ever played that game where you’re trying to survive as a working poor person? The game keeps giving you terrible options but I’m so much of a stoic that I came out ok. It seemed like […]

The Personal Finance Community Should Take the Lead on Helping the Poor

I used to date a chef, and while we were dating, I couldn’t help but notice all the charity work in his field. It seems that the culinary community is active and passionate in charities that support the eradication of hunger. So, likewise, I think the personal finance community should be active and passionate in […]

How to Live Abundantly on a Budget

The problem with frugality is that it seems to go hand-in-hand with a feeling of scarcity. When I was paying down my debt, it certainly felt like I was fighting for every last scrap. And even after my debt had been paid, I looked at my paltry bank account and still felt fear. Even after […]