A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently.
Money & marriage: 7 lessons I have learned so far (Seed Time). Managing money well is an important way to love your spouse well.
The financial missteps that could doom your love life (CBS Money Watch). For those who aren’t married yet, here are some financial warning signs that say proceed with caution.
You are owed nothing (The Irrelevant Investor). Some hard truths about investing.
Bull markets vs. bear markets (A Wealth of Common Sense). What if you had an approach to investing you could live with in good times and bad? The investment newsletter I write for by day provides those types of strategies, and it’s offering a 30-day free trial right now.
Increasing income and the temptation of lifestyle creep (Castlebar Asset Management). When your income goes up, it’s natural to increase spending. And at first glance, it seems as though there’s nothing wrong with that. But there’s a dangerous assumption at work here.
How the most successful people ask questions (Fast Company). Good advice that applies to your career, and more.
Accepting the uncertainty of our financial life (NY Times). For investors, successfully dealing with uncertainty is one part mindset and one part portfolio construction.
You already have all the skills you need to succeed (The Simple Dollar). Seven traits that will always be in demand.
To let me know your thoughts on any of the above articles, meet me in the comments section.
With Valentine’s Day this weekend, it’s a great reminder to make sure you and your spouse are on the same page, financially speaking. The book Money & Marriage is designed to help you do just that. Written especially with engaged and newly married couples in mind, couples that are not so newly married will find it helpful as well.