Year's end is a big time for interviews (at least it always is for me), and there are always the "standard questions" I know how to answer off the top of my head. Sometimes it's the usual fare about money, my favorite money tips, why I wanted to start a finance blog, etc. But there's one particular question that's come up frequently in handful of interviews over the last few months that I found really interesting.
So many people don't even realize that they have any relationship with money. In fact, for most folks the word money and the word relationship aren't even in the same galaxy. People instantly think that the word relationship has everything to do with people, family, friends, and they are right to a degree. But we have relationships with everything.
Pulling out the same holiday music and decorations each year is a warm and wonderful tradition. Pulling out the same holiday savings advice every year is not. "Make a list!" "Do a gift exchange!" Blah, blah, blah. We've heard it all before. That's why I went searching for the forgotten and new instead of the tried and true. Here's what I found.
With the future of Social Security uncertain and traditional pension plans fast disappearing, many millennials understand that the responsibility of saving for a comfortable retirement falls squarely on their shoulders. But this generation of workers under age 35 faces several distinct challenges when it comes to saving more.