Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

What happy people know about money

Today is launch day for All the Money in the World. A lot has changed on this blog since my last launch day, for 168 Hours in 2010 (here’s the “Hello World” post on that, which I think is worth a read, but I’m biased). That book brought a lot of opportunities into my life, including the chance to write this book. But, like many opportunities, writing Al… read more »

A blog post 4 years in the making

Oh yes, it’s Leap Day — the extra 24 hours bequeathed on us by calendar creators due to the not exactly 365-day journey of the earth around the sun. We don’t really get an extra day in the sense that this week still has 7 days. Though wouldn’t it have been fun if we did get an extra-calendar day? Monday, Tuesday, Leap Day, Wednesday… Yes, it woul… read more »

Catch me on NPR’s Talk of the Nation

I’ll be on NPR’s Talk of the Nation today (February 28) at roughly 2:40pm eastern, talking about time and my Wall Street Journal article, “Are you as busy as you think?” You can call the show at (800) 989-8255. Thanks for listening!… read more »

Book writing in the age of blogs

Books are an old-fashioned medium, much like albums. In the iTunes era, the album model has increasingly struggled, and these days each single needs to stand on its own. I imagine this will happen with books via the ebook revolution soon. Right now, if you want chapter 1 of one of my books, I can make you buy chapter 8. In the future, you’ll be able to see that whi… read more »

Why retire?

The markets have been rallying since October, slowly building a cushion around shaken nest eggs. That sounds like good news for baby boomers approaching retirement age. With 401ks bolstered by a bull run, the question of at what age people can afford to retire no longer returns an answer of “never” on financial advisors’ handy calculators. But here… read more »