The Number One Secret to Financial Success

The Number One Secret to Financial Success

If you’ve spent any time researching personal finance, you’ll know that there are countless podcasts, blogs, and books promising to give you The Key or The Method or The Secret to financial success. Unfortunately, most of those promises end up being nothing more than...
Budgeting, Setting Goals, and Choosing Trade-offs Wisely

Budgeting, Setting Goals, and Choosing Trade-offs Wisely

Here at Everyday Money, we like to question the conventional wisdom of the personal finance world. Because honestly, a lot of those hard-and-fast rules for “smart” money management are anything but. Case in point? The constant focus on “financial freedom.” What does...
Changes Ahead: How Our Financial Priorities Shift

Changes Ahead: How Our Financial Priorities Shift

It would be nice to think that you could create a “set it and forget it” plan to manage your finances. And while something like that might work well for a while, it’s not sustainable in the long term. You’ll probably experience several changes in your income,...
Appreciating Where You Are Right Now

Appreciating Where You Are Right Now

Managing your money well is a never-ending process. There’s always something new to learn and ways you can improve. It’s important to listen to new viewpoints and make modifications to your financial goals and budget.  But balance is also important. Sometimes, the...
The Problem With Future Thinking

The Problem With Future Thinking

Financial planning often centers on the future: preparing to buy a home, having children, handling an emergency, or retiring. That sort of future thinking is extremely important when it comes to your big-picture financial plans. But too much future thinking can...