Do We Have an Obligation to Care for Aging Parents?

Parents are pretty cool people.  They spend untold amounts of time and money making sure that their children (hopefully) become responsible, productive adults that may in turn become parents themselves.  But there’s one fatal flaw in almost every parent I’ve ever talked to: they’re getting older.  I don’t mean like generationally, “people are having children […]

Five-Dollar Words: Retirement

Welcome to the first post of a new series I’m calling “Five-Dollar Words.” We all hear a lot of big fancy words get thrown around a lot, and sometimes we just go along pretending like we understand the concept completely.  These posts aim to explain stuff we know we *should* know about, but don’t want […]

It’s Not About the Coffee

Alright, let’s talk about the “latte factor.”  You know, the one that berates people for their morning coffee routine.  Just in case you’re one of today’s lucky 10,000, the latte factor suggests that if instead of spending $5 every weekday in the drive-through, you saved that money in an investment account earning an average 8% […]