I recently watched How To Get Rich on Netflix, in which Ramit Sethi attempts to help various people with their financial problems. There is a lot to like about the show. Ramit does a great job getting couples to be more transparent with each other about their finances so they can work together towards their … Continue reading The Problem With How To Get Rich By Ramit Sethi
New Finance Chapter Book For Kids: Analysis Alice And The Stripy Sweater
Are there kids in your life who could benefit from learning about saving money? Analysis Alice and the Stripy Sweater, a chapter book aimed at children aged 6-9, was just released today in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle ebook. This chapter book focuses on 8-year-old Alice, who wants to buy a $100 purple and pink striped … Continue reading New Finance Chapter Book For Kids: Analysis Alice And The Stripy Sweater
A Detailed Look At Kids’ Allowances
With my children’s chapter book Analysis Alice and the Stripy Sweater currently available for pre-order, I thought I would share some of the research about allowances that I did in preparation for writing the book. As the parent of two young children myself, it's something that I have thought a lot about. When should I … Continue reading A Detailed Look At Kids’ Allowances
Teach Your Kids About The Power Of Saving Money With This New Chapter Book
Are there elementary schoolers in your life who could benefit from learning about the basics of personal finance? There are a number of books meant to teach kids about money, but many of them are nonfiction. And what kid wants to read a textbook? For this reason, I have written a fictional children's chapter book … Continue reading Teach Your Kids About The Power Of Saving Money With This New Chapter Book
How Much Does It Cost To Flush Your Toilet (And Other Water Uses)?
Have you ever wondered how much it costs to flush your toilet or take a shower? About 85% of the U.S. population uses public water and 80% uses public sewer. That means you're paying every time you use water, either directly to the government or utility companies as a homeowner or as part of your … Continue reading How Much Does It Cost To Flush Your Toilet (And Other Water Uses)?
How Do Home Sizes And Prices Vary By State?
With home prices hovering slightly below record highs and conventional 30-year fixed mortgage rates higher than in years at 6-7%, it's worth taking a look at the housing market around the United States. How do home sizes and prices vary by state and is there a relationship between the the price of an area and … Continue reading How Do Home Sizes And Prices Vary By State?
Cost Of Living By State
Depending on where you live, you may have to pay more for housing, food, transportation, etc. This is known as cost of living. Well-off areas tend to have higher costs of living, while poorer areas tend to have lower costs of living. This is measured by comparing the prices of a basket of goods and … Continue reading Cost Of Living By State
How State Household Income Varies By Income Quartile
Household income varies by state. It's well known that households in coastal states tend to have higher incomes (and costs of living) than those in the middle of the country. But this information relies heavily on averages, which are skewed by extremely high incomes, or medians, which only show the 50th percentile but neglect differences … Continue reading How State Household Income Varies By Income Quartile
How Did Household Income Change From 2021 To 2022?
Inflation ramped up in 2021, increasing the cost of routine expenses. On average, inflation was 4.7% for the year, and it only got worse in 2022, with an average of 8.0%. Was household income able to keep up, or did it fall short, leaving U.S. consumers with less cash in their pockets? To answer this … Continue reading How Did Household Income Change From 2021 To 2022?
How Much Does It Cost To Raise A 3-Year-Old And A Newborn?
Everyone knows that kids are expensive. In addition to the cost of daycare or the loss of income staying home to care for a child, there is also another mouth to feed, another body to clothe, and activities needed to entertain. This all adds up. But how much exactly does this all cost? There are … Continue reading How Much Does It Cost To Raise A 3-Year-Old And A Newborn?