Better Finances for a Better You

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← Curating the web to find the most interesting and helpful information about your money.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Did you know?

The term "greenbacks" didn't originate until the government began printing paper money with green ink during the Civil War. The colour was chosen to prevent counterfeiting since the ink didn't easily fade or break down.

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Word of the week


An "automated teller machine," or (ATM) is a machine that lets bank customers perform basic transactions, such as deposits and withdrawals. They are usually located in a wall outside of a bank or shop. Be careful of ATM fees.

Do you know how much you are paying in ATM fees? →


Four Tips For Budgeting In The Modern World from Liz Frazier @Forbes

  • Don’t be scared of change
  • RE-Categorize your spending
  • Cut the right expenses
  • Budgeting is a practice
Learn more details from Liz Frazier a Fee-Only Certified Financial Planner, Author & FinLit Advocate →

Quote of the week

"If you’re saving, you’re succeeding"

- Steve Burkholder

Infographic of the week

The Happiness Index

Across generations, Americans are tending to find happiness in areas other than their finances. The financial situation is especially challenging for Gen Z and X; less than half report being satisfied with their finances.

The Happiness Index How, then, can someone stay on the road to financial happiness? →


The appeal of the DINK lifestyle – that’s double income, no kids – might seem obvious. But having more control over your life and finances comes with questions about your social safety net in retirement.

Saving Stress Test Podcast: Rob Carrick and Roma Luciw on the dual income, no kids lifestyle →


Here Are Barron’s 12 Best Income Investments for the New Year

What looked to be another bond-market tragedy morphed into a feel-good story following a volatile round trip in 2023 that ended with a historic Treasury rally. Yet, opportunities still abound for income-seeking investors.

Andrew Bary: Stocks with dividends lead our annual listing. Energy pipelines and utilities also look like good bets. →

Serious stuff

Jessica Lutz @ Forbes: How I Worked Through My Financial Baggage And Got Serious About Saving Money

This is all temporary and you can figure it out →

Fun stuff

"I'll buy you a diamond ring, my friend If it makes you feel alright I'll get you anything, my friend If it makes you feel alright"

Which artist is #1 on our Neontrack playlist this week?

Music About Money →

Listen to our Neontrack playlist when you have music and money on your mind.

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