A financial planning lesson from Notre Dame

If I were superstitious, I’d say I bring destruction when I travel. Back in 2000, I’d left Paris only a few days before the Concorde crashed. In 2008, I spent a lovely day roaming Athens’ Syntagma square, the scene of riots only a few weeks later. On that same trip, I spent quite a bit […]

Why you need an emergency fund–20 reasons

Read any financial advice article (including mine) and you’ll be told you need an emergency fund. Usually this is attached to some number (like 3- or 6-months’ salary or expenses) that will make you feel hopeless that you’ll ever achieve it. I’m here to say that even having $1,000 or $5,00 stashed is going to […]