Book Review – Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a pretty bright person, particularly when it comes to money. After all, you’re here, reading a blog that discusses how to manage your money in a reasonable and intelligent manner, rather than simply hoping things will work out and you’ll be able to retire when you turn 65.… Continue Reading

6 Mental Money Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

The human mind is a wonderful, incredible thing. It’s more powerful than any computer on the planet (at least, right now, but that’s another subject), capable of performing numerous calculations at once. It can maintain our heart, monitor our breathing, handle the functions of our other organs, and still have enough neurons let over to… Continue Reading

Money and Child Raising: Preschool, Yay or Nay?

If you’ve been reading the past several weeks of these Monday posts here at The Amateur Financier, you’ve noticed that I’ve been covering some of the choices you need to make as a parent. I’ve been particularly focused on the choices that parents of infants need to make, largely because my own daughter is not… Continue Reading