Living paycheck to paycheck…on $100,000

The promo intrigued me – a story about a having trouble making ends meet on $100,000 income – so I found it online. Bear in mind that the median household income is $59,000 – we should be able to make it on $100,000, right? NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reported on four...

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Treat yourself this weekend to some of the best originality Tucson has to offer! Cultivate is a pop-up market featuring local designers, makers, independent shops, and artists with an additional mission of cultivating community. Founders, Claire Seizovic (a 3rd Decade...

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The Great Thanksgiving Listen

I’m a big fan of StoryCorps, the non-profit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories. You can record your own over this holiday weekend using their app and here are some great questions to start the conversation. StoryCorps started with the opening of...

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The New Patsy at the Table

Ted has conceded to Warren and now Mark is taking a seat at the table. Here’s an update on the famous $1M bet. It all started at an event when a student asked Warren “…if you think [a low-cost S&P 500 index fund] can beat hedge funds, why doesn’t anyone take you up on...

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“I’ve made a series of poor decisions”

This is what I told my husband when he called on his way home at the end of the day one Friday. And then I started recounting them… I was walking back to my car from Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market where I’d stopped to pick up a couple of items on my way home when a...

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Got Candy?

Halloween seems to kick off the holiday season. This year, Halloween spending was big – maybe another sign of consumer confidence trending upwards. Here are the stats from the National Retail Federation: Projected spending: $9.1 billion (a record high) Americans...

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“All About That Bass”

For our 3rd Decade program, it’s all about the bass, in our case, the bottom line. Now that we’ve had a chance to track ‘before’ and ‘after’ net worth statements for our participants, we’re seeing “all the right junk in all the right places” to take a line from Meghan...

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Playing with Fire

We don’t teach kids about thermodynamics by letting them play with a box of matches so why do we teach them about investing by encouraging them to play stock market games? There’s a new stock market game out. Stockpile is a startup designed to allow investors to buy...

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“Those millennials!”

The Foundation is in Phoenix this week meeting with ASU students in the Dorrance Scholarship program, kicking off our second 3rd Decade class in the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Tempe area and finishing up a series of financial education classes for the employees of a Phoenix...

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