Why I Planned My Own Funeral as a Healthy 27-Year-Old

This is perhaps the closest I’ll get to speaking from beyond the grave: my phone, set to speaker mode, cutting through the silence in my apartment as I talk about postmortem arrangements with a funeral home employee.

Planning for Retirement When There’s an Age Gap in Your Relationship

My husband is 17 years older than I am. When should we plan to retire?

When You Don’t Know What’s Coming, Plan Anyway

As the year rounds out, I’m realizing the lengths I go to just so I can avoid being caught out unawares. 

A Checklist Before Dying

Here is an overview of how to prepare for the (inevitable) worst.

A Very Detailed Look at My Summer Budget

In three months we’ll either look at this and say “good planning!” or look at it and laugh.

What Would I Have to Do Before I Could Start Short-Term Investing?