Why You Should Ignore The Stock Market

Note: I first published this post in March 2009 as the already-beleaguered stock market neared its deepest bottoms in more than ten years. Originally a reaction to the hysterical media coverage of that crash (and a simple plug for emotionless, buy-and-hold investing), I later realized this post underscores my investing […]

How To Curb Your Retail Therapy

Last fall,  I was standing in line in a J.Crew, clutching two pairs of socks. Exhausted from my work day, I had driven to the store to find some comfort—a little pick-me-up, something to make me feel better after a stressful day. I had found those two pairs of socks, […]

The Beginner’s Guide To Saving For Retirement

When I was 22, a friend’s aunt—a wise woman and a CPA—gave me some great advice: “Contribute to your retirement account at work. Doesn’t matter if it’s just $50 a month. Just do it. Okay?” I nodded dutifully. I didn’t have a job yet. I hadn’t even graduated from college […]