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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?

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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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  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   I have a box sitting at the bottom of a closet at my Dad’s house. It’s full of hundreds of random photos and scrapbooking materials...from 15 years ago. I’ve promised myself for...

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  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   Last year I went on a true crime podcast binge. I was completely obsessed and listened to them while walking my very slow and reluctant dog every day (see the above...

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 Join the Project!Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.    Ever wonder why money is such a hot-button issue? Maybe you struggle to log into your bank account without anxiety. Or you can't seem to break the paycheck-to-paycheck...

The Financial Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   Yesterday was my 35th birthday and while I don’t hate getting older, I still feel like I’m 25. Sometimes I look at little six-month-old Henry and think, “whose baby is...

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  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   Photos by Joe+Kathrina   If you’ve ever looked for career advice (and who among us hasn’t?), you’ve likely found your answer on Career Contessa. Lauren McGoodwin...

Stop Should-ing Your Way Through Life

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   A year and a half ago Jordan and I were enjoying an 11-hour flight back to California. The trip wasn’t just to visit family and friends - we were on our way to...

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