The latest on financial infidelity, retirement savings, and one woman’s money journey

The latest on financial infidelity, retirement savings, and one woman’s money journey

Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.


My boyfriend has been lying to me about money

—The Cut

Is “financial infidelity” as bad as the real thing? I’ve written a lot about what makes for a financially healthy relationship, and talking about money can bring up feelings of fear and shame—especially if you’re not where you want to be in your financial goals. If your partner lies to you about money, here’s some advice on what you can do. And remember: Keep the conversation going.

This is how much money you should have in savings at every age


While there’s no hard and fast rule for how much money you need to retire, the supersmart Sallie Krawcheck sets some goals to get you started. They won’t work for everyone but might help you think harder about retirement savings.

This is what life without retirement savings looks like

The Atlantic

It’s getting harder for Americans to retire on time. The sad fact is, 12.4% of seniors over age 65 are still in the workforce, without enough saved for retirement. Which is why it’s so important for millennials today to get started early—even if it’s as little as a few dollars a month. It makes a difference, trust me.

How one woman’s salary went up & down over 10 years


Most of us will have many jobs in our lifetime. This piece follows one woman’s salary through 10 years—a brilliant way to show how our complex relationships with money are constantly changing. How do our priorities evolve over the course of 10 years? Why choose a lower-paying job over a higher-paying one? Major kudos to this woman for being brave enough to talk so honestly about her money.

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3 lessons for millennials from the financial lives of U.S. Olympians (and one thing not to do)

This year’s Olympians have had money struggles that are a lot more relatable than screwing up a quad lutz. Here’s what the Olympians can teach us about money.

My personal finance soul sister

Before Lydia Ratcliff became a sustainable farming pioneer, she was a personal finance ghostwriter. In fact, Ratcliff and I held the same job, decades apart, writing for Sylvia Porter—America’s first personal finance columnist. 

My husband wants to go back to grad school and switch careers. Should he?

Should you take out grad school loans to train for a new career you’re more passionate about? This week in Ask Beth, I weigh the pros and cons.

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