All the Money – the book

The key to financial happiness? Less house

Laura’s note: A version of this column ran in USA Today on Tuesday. Yes, Friday is usually round-up day, but I just got off the red-eye from LAX and this is all I got right now.
Grads, Pursue a Realistic Dream
by Laura Vanderkam

The big headline during recent graduation seasons has been what percentage of mortarboard-sporters will move back home with mom… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 11 (Chapter 10)

For the past 10 weeks, I’ve been running an informal book club on the blog devoted to All the Money in the World. You can start at any time; there are links to past weeks at the bottom of the post.
Chapter 10 is the last chapter, so I guess this is the last week! Chapter 10 is called “Ode to a Ziploc Bag.” For an explanation of why Ziploc bags are so fr… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 10 (Chapter 9)

I’m running an informal book club devoted to All the Money in the World here on the blog. You can join at anytime; there are links to past weeks’ discussions at the bottom of this post.
Chapter 9 is called “Another Way to Invest.” I knew that any book on money had to talk about “investing” in some way, shape or form, but I fin… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 9 (Chapter 8)

I’m running an informal book club devoted to All the Money in the World here on the blog. You can start at any time; there are links to past weeks’ discussions at the bottom of this post.
Chapter 8 is called “The Selfish Joy of Giving.” Broadly, it looks at the intersection of philanthropy and happiness, and specifically gets at the to… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 8 (Chapter 7)

I’m running an informal book club devoted to All the Money in the World here on the blog. You can join at any time; there are links to previous weeks at the bottom of the post.
Chapter 7 is called “The Chicken Mystique.” I think the idea for this chapter had been brewing in my head since I read Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Mir… read more »