Personal Finance


Ken Lenox on his farm.

Ken Lenox: Don't overreach!

Mar 25, 2015
A Missouri rancher learned his financial lesson the hard way.
Posted In: money lessons, Personal Finance, New York Times, financial advice, ranching

Slim Thug's real estate plan, dashed by a dalliance

Mar 25, 2015
The rap artist learned an expensive lesson about mixing business with pleasure.
Posted In: Personal Finance, real estate, short sales, New York Times, slim thug
A photo taken in November 2011 shows taxi driver Alan Leung at the wheel of his cab in Hong Kong.

A Chinese cabby's query leads to Mary Pilon's epiphany

Mar 25, 2015
A Chinese taxi driver asked a blunt question about personal wealth
Posted In: Personal Finance, New York Times, financial advice, personal wealth

Olalah Njenga on breaking rules and paying the price

Mar 25, 2015
Olalah Njenga went against her instincts, at a cost in time, training and talent.
Posted In: Personal Finance, money lessons, New York Times, financial advice, Olalah Njenga
Former Sonic Youth front-woman Kim Gordon performs onstage in Los Angeles, California.

Kim Gordon: You don't always need the things you want

Mar 25, 2015
The singer's Depression-era mother taught her the value of thrift.
Posted In: Personal Finance, New York Times, financial advice, kim gordon, Sonic Yourth

Mellody Hobson on making money secondary in decisions

Mar 25, 2015
Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, learns money can't come first in career.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Ariel Investments, New York Times, financial advice, mellody hobson

Your Wallet: Giving versus getting

Nov 21, 2014
How do you balance helping others with your personal financial needs?
Posted In: Charity, giving, Personal Finance
The MicroTAC 9800x phone from 1989.

Cellphone bills aren't as high as they used to be

Nov 7, 2014
The average monthly cellphone bill has dropped from an inflation-adjusted $151 in 1989 to $47 today.
Posted In: cell phones, inflation, Personal Finance