Personal Finance

My Irresponsibility Fund

As frugal as I am, I still end up wasting large chunks of money every year. Contemporary advice about personal finance recognizes that everybody has a Latte Factor and encourages people to identify and eliminate it. They ask, what's your Latte Factor? In other words, what is something that you mindlessly spend money or energy… Continue reading My Irresponsibility Fund

Personal Finance

The 50/20/30 Rule and Why You Must Do Better

What is the 50/20/30 Rule? This is a popular modern financial guideline that dictates how to distribute your after-tax income. 50% fixed costs (bills, transportation, groceries, needs) 20% savings (savings account, retirement) 30% flexible costs (dining out, entertainment, wants) The problem with the 50/20/30 Rule is that it is not designed to get you out… Continue reading The 50/20/30 Rule and Why You Must Do Better