Why I’m Considering Using a Donor-Advised Fund

In a previous post,┬áDouble Your Donations for Free, I talked about how you should check if your employer has a gift-matching program for donations made to nonprofit organizations. While I’ve been taking advantage of this program for giving to certain organizations, I forgot to include the caveat that some employers’ gift-matching┬áprograms only match donations to […]

Why I’m Okay with “Losing” $3000 in a Week

The sky is falling! At least, that’s what you would think if you read financial news headlines after the S&P 500 dropped over 3% in just one day last Friday. “Stocks are freefalling!” read one particular article I came across. I’ve felt the hit a little, myself. I saw our investment accounts drop around $3000 […]

Investing Isn’t Just for Experts

Does the idea of investing scare you? Does it seem like one of those things that only sophisticated experts with advanced degrees in finance can really understand? Does the stock market seem like a horribly complex system from which no average person can hope to benefit? If so, you’re certainly not alone. The reality is, […]