Pinching Pennies, Finance Headscratchers, and the Wells Fargo Problem

I’ve had a few things building up in my inbox, so I wanted to pass them along this week. First, this was an interesting article on some behavioral finance that I thought related to my mindfulness post from a couple weeks ago: How To Pinch Pennies in the Right Places. “Another of Professor’s Azar’s papers summarizes the problem perfectly: ‘Do Continue Reading

Avoiding that Fiscal Hangover

Halloween is already here.  And before you know it, it will be New Year’s Day and you will find yourself five pounds heavier lying on your couch with a fiscal hangover. Yes, I said fiscal.  I may be projecting here, but we all know that feeling of being a little too anxious to look at your credit card balance. The solution –make a game plan for the Continue Reading

401(k) Lineup

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Football season has arrived and if you’re like my husband, you’ve been diligently researching your picks for your fantasy league. I know it’s hard to decide whether DeMarco Murray or LeSean McCoy is going to be a bigger bust this year; but in the countless hours of research, have you bothered to check your Continue Reading

A Fundamental Difference

The title “Brokers Are Trusted Less Than Uber Drivers, Survey Finds” caught my attention as I was reading the Wall Street Journal yesterday. At first, I was surprised by the claim considering the widely publicized lack of background checks undergone by Uber drivers. But then bearing in mind my frequent (and positive) use of Uber and my knowledge of Continue Reading

The AARP and Me — Like Two Peas in a Pod

I thought I’d share a quick article with you all heading into the July 4th weekend: Does Economic News Drive the Stock Market? The article itself is great and has a nice headline suggestion to sum up most daily stock market performance: Stocks Surge, Reasons Unknown; May Be Nothing More Than the Random Fluctuation of a Complex System. That’s not Continue Reading