A Penny Saved is 1.62 Pennies Earned

Joseph-Siffrède Duplessis (French, 1725-1802) | The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The saying “A penny saved is a penny earned” is attributed to Benjamin Franklin (although the exact quote from Poor Richard’s Almanack is slightly different). With due respect to Mr. Franklin, this saying is not quite accurate. For many teachers in Colorado, for example, … Continue reading A Penny Saved is 1.62 Pennies Earned

How to Help Your Savings Keep Up with Inflation

Most people have a savings account. Sometimes folks have that savings split into different "buckets", perhaps money set aside for future specific purchases (a car, a new furnace), for contingencies (car repairs, an appliance breaks), or more generally as "emergency savings". By its nature, "savings" is different than "investments", because you generally want to take … Continue reading How to Help Your Savings Keep Up with Inflation