Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

The question of clutter

I’ll be joining Lorie of The Clutter Diet tonight for a conference call on money, stuff and happiness. You can register for the call here. I know we have over 80 people signed up already, so please come join the party! If you want to ask a question, you can post it on Twitter to @clutterdiet. So what is the link between money, stuff and happiness? In the cours… read more »

Compounding the problem

Are you saving for retirement? Great. But here’s an equally important question: what kind of returns are you envisioning in your portfolio? Financial guru Manisha Thakor pointed me toward an interview that ran in the WSJ recently with Robert D. Arnott, a portfolio manager. Looking at demographic trends and the maturing of the US economy, he made the… read more »

ATM Book Club: Week 1 (intro)

For the next two months or so, I’ll be running a very informal book club here at the blog, working through the chapters of All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending. In future weeks, I’ll link back to previous book club posts, so you can jump in at any point. This week, I’ll start at the beginning (whic… read more »

The Princess Problem

(Laura’s note: This column originally ran in USA Today on Aug 12, 2009. It’s somehow disappeared from the archives, and since I’ve been getting requests for it lately, I’m reprinting it here). by Laura Vanderkam Austere times bring austere fashions to the runways but not, it seems, to toy stores. Hunting for birthday presents la… read more »

Catch me on Fox & Friends Saturday

I’m scheduled to be on Fox & Friends tomorrow, March 3 (Saturday) at roughly 7:20 am. I’ll be talking about the marginal cost of children — whether kids really are cheaper by the dozen. The time could move earlier or later so it might be a good morning to set the DVR. Wish me luck!… read more »