With summer approaching, you may face a dilemma as a single dad. You’d like to take your children on a memorable vacation, but you don’t have an unlimited travel budget. What to do? Start planning now, and you can put together an affordable summer vacation. “Preparation is key,” writes travel expert Peter Greenberg. “And when […]
With the April 15 tax deadline approaching, you likely have two responses: concern about how much you owe or anticipation over a refund. I’ve found myself in both situations – writing Uncle Sam a check and having him write me one. The latter is far better. Let’s say you’re fortunate this year and are getting […]
That day has come. It is official. You are now divorced. The emotions of the day are different for everybody. The day is happy for some and sad for most. No matter what the reason, it is now time to move forward. You are now a single dad and that term comes with many heavy […]
It’s almost sickening how much money some sports and entertainment stars make. But it’s really sickening to hear how some blow their riches and wind up back where they started: poor.
Like many people, I’ve had some financial difficulties. But, fortunately, I’ve never been in dire straits – drowning in debt with no way out. If I did face a financial catastrophe, I’d be tempted to file for bankruptcy. After all, people do it all the time, and it seems like an easy escape from creditors. […]
Single dads have a lot on their minds. We’re worried about our kids’ health, education, and overall well-being. Sometimes we’re so busy dealing with immediate issues that we overlook long-term ones.
Most people wish they had started saving money earlier. I do. I didn’t marry until I was almost 35. So I had plenty of time without kids or a wife to sock away a bunch of change, right? Well, it didn’t work out that way.
Many people dream of a steady job. I had one. For almost 30 years, I collected a regular paycheck as a reporter for The Dallas Morning News. When I resigned two months ago, my income became less predictable. Have I panicked at the uncertainty?
Work’s a beating. There’s no way around it. Even if you like your job, you probably don’t love it. You almost certainly don’t want to do it until the day you die. That’s why they invented retirement. And for many people, the traditional retirement age of 65 is just too far away.
Sure, Warren Buffett is a goofy-looking old guy with outdated glasses. But the billionaire investor is a genius when it comes to understanding how money works. That’s why I admire him so much.