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GASP! Generation X Stinks At Saving!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Generation X: the generation of Americans born in the 1960s and 1970s. I was born in 1969. I’m a Gen Xer, dude. This article from DailyFinance has these tidbits about MY generation: • 41 percent of Gen Xers have saved less than $100,000 for retirement. • 15 percent have begun borrowing from Peter to pay […]

I’m Concerned With Generation X’s Retirement Goals

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

This past week I received an email about a survey that Charles Schwab conducted called Rethinking Retirement. I went to their website and decided to take their survey. At one point in the beginning of their survey it asked “How much money do you think you need to retire?” To come up with some sort […]

Advice For Your Kids – How Would You Answer This Question?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

I received an email earlier today about a new survey that Charles Schwab conducted called Rethinking Retirement (more on this in a follow-up post). On the Rethinking Retirement homepage, there’s a link to take the survey, which I did. One of the questions towards the end of the survey pertains to parents and children. I’m […]

Save For One Year, Retire With $1MM

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Most “retire with one million dollars” articles focus on slow and steady savings over the course of decades. That works of course, and saving regularly is a great habit to get in no matter how much money you have. But if you’re young enough, with some concerted effort you can save for only ONE year, […]

Should Parents Bail Out Their Kids?

Monday, April 28th, 2008

NOTE: The reader-submitted question of the day will begin tomorrow morning. Should Parents Bail Out Their Kids? That is the title of Liz Pulliam Weston’s article over on MSN Money. I can’t remember a time when I ever “bailed out” financially by my parents. Sure, they helped me from time-to-time and my wife’s parents helped […]

Americans at Work

Monday, April 14th, 2008

I am sitting at my desk at work right now, clearly not engaged in productive activity for my employer. I don’t have any pressing deadlines, but there are certainly customers I could be calling, things I could be processing ahead of time, and skills I could be learning that would help me do my job […]

Loving Your Job Is Overrated

Friday, January 11th, 2008

The message that you can and should be wildly passionate about and totally fulfilled by your career can unintentionally promote impatience, entitlement, poor work ethic, chronic dissatisfaction, frustration, and even depression. Plus it causes huge amounts of stress.

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