LIFE DECISIONS


Do you have a big life event coming up? Make sure you have your money sorted out. 

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Personal Capital

Yes, I talk about Personal Capital’s free tools a lot. But in the life decision category, here’s how we use them: to help figure out how much to save for Henry’s college and to help how spending money on another home will impact our retirement plan. This tool is my favorite for pretty much everything we do with our money. And, have I mentioned that it’s free?Read our review

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Ladder Life Insurance

Getting life insurance was on my to-do list for a very long time. Once we had Henry, we knew it was time to ditch the employer plan we had and get the coverage we wanted. After a bit of searching, we found Ladder: the easy, online way to sign up for term life insurance.

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How to Make Good Decisions Faster

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.  Introducing Henry to our lot. Now we have to break the news to him that he won't actually grow up here. I’ve never been particularly good at making decisions. I changed my major...

Episode 13: How we make big decisions

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.  Strolling around Windsor Castle before recording this podcast and doing one of the things that help us make decisions. Today on the show, we break down how we made 3 recent big,...

Episode 8: How to launch a lifestyle experiment

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.  We have Bela and Spencer of the blog Tiny Migrations on the show this week. When I first found their blog, I was immediately drawn in. They live in the most beautiful, idyllic...

Our 10 Item Minimalist Baby List

If you read my last post, you know that we spent $24,032 during our first 12 months with Henry. To some people, we spent a ton. To others, we didn’t spend much. For us, it was the right amount. I didn’t track this spending for any reason other than I was really...

Should You Buy or Lease a Car?

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.  When I graduated from business school I had certain ideas about what life should look like. I’d just spent two years at a school I loved, with really smart people, working to get...

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