A Teacher’s Day In The Life (15): The Budget, Month Two

I’m still not using the Good Budget app like I should, and I still have a pile of receipts on the counter. It all just feels so overwhelming.

The psychology of retirement

If you ask me, the whole concept of retirement is weird. But now times have changed.

Uncovering secrets: The self-directed K-12 403(b)

Only available with a couple of vendors – Fidelity and Aspire (and Vanguard where they can be found) – this option allows you to not have a representative assigned to your account to help you manage the investments.

What do the “Higher-Ed” 403(b) lawsuits mean for the K-12 space?

While the result of these suits would be great progress in the world of retirement planning, I’m left scratching my head and pointing to the elephant in the room: What about the 3.5 million K-12 teachers and their 403(b)’s?

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (10): Summer Spending

We have a busy schedule and a lot of money to spend if we’re not careful.

A Teacher’s Day In The Life (9): The Dreaded Budget

So it is time to get smart and make our money work for us instead of ignoring it.

Why (almost) every teacher needs a financial advisor

When I talk to teachers at various points in their career about their financial concerns, the one response I seem to hear is “I wish I had one of you earlier”.

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A Teacher’s Day In The Life (5): The Finances of Buying a Home

David and I had been talking about buying a home since before we were married. We knew it would take a while for us to be able to afford it because of all our debt.

I am married to a teacher, how should we save for retirement?

The concerns held by teachers about their long-term benefits are not just held by them, they’re also a concern for their spouses. So what do I suggest when it comes to saving for retirement?