Category Archives: Emotions & Money

Walk a Mile in the Shoes of the Poor

If you ever want to start a debate, ask for people’s opinion on what the poor ought to be allowed to buy with food stamps. Generalizing about the poor seems to be almost a national pastime.

People who don’t make much money are called entitled, lazy, greedy (and worse), and the things they buy and own are scrutinized and commented on. » Read more

You Are Not a Vulcan

Personal finance is often viewed in terms of numbers. It makes sense on the surface, because things like making a budget, figuring out how much time it will take to get out of debt, balancing the checkbook, etc., all involve wading through columns of numbers.

But the thing is, personal finance isn’t really as much about numbers as it is about your relationship to those numbers. » Read more

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