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Financial Windfalls: 15 Stories of the Money That Changed Everything

We asked over a dozen people how gifts, insurance payouts, the MacArthur Genius Award, book deals—ranging from $8k to $1 million—were spent.

Visualizing the Median Income by Age & Sex in America

This chart shows the median income by age and sex in the U.S.

A Better Long-Term Wealth Builder

A high savings rate is a more reliable way to build wealth than attempting to earn outsized investment returns.

The Retirement Pyramid

“Imagine if Americans had a retirement pyramid on their refrigerator. We would all be wealthier and healthier.”

Careers and the Hedonic Treadmill

“I realized, no matter how great the career, there were still going to be warts because no career is perfect.”

What has happened historically after you buy stocks when they’re down big?

Here is how stocks have performed after experiencing a big down quarter.