It’s personal, a disclaimer Money is personal. Every person is unique and it is why I recommend you schedule time to talk one on one about a plan that works best for you. However, there are a number of best practices that apply to almost anyone looking to get and/or keep their finances in order.… Continue reading Disclaimer
Are you using your debit card for most purchase? STOP! Immediately. You need a credit card. Why? Security Your purchases are protected by your credit card provider. American Express for example offers insurance on electronics bought with the card. Additionally you receive greater security from identity theft. Credit cards typically offer other assurances like car… Continue reading You need a credit card
I began investing about two years ago now. Quite frankly, I got started because I found out a friend had been investing for a few years and I wanted to keep up with the Joneses. Along my journey I’ve experimented with lots of different platforms as I’m the kind of person who starts building and… Continue reading How I: invest
There is a general awareness that saving and investing is a good thing to do, likely advice you’ve heard you should do but don’t know why (like making up your bed daily), but there is real fear around getting started. Some of those fears are fueled by misconceptions. As a result we think, it’s too… Continue reading Don’t let but’s hold you back!
Still looking for a reason to get started investing? Here’s 3: Inflation Great, you’ve saved every last penny in your checking account for the last 30 years. Congrats! Bad news, though. The money you saved yesterday isn’t worth as much today. On average the rate of inflation is 3% and the way you safeguard against… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Invest
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Two months ago, I was in Peru giving money management workshops to local artisan women. We covered the topic of savings for a few weeks. My audience was a group of women to whom the concept of saving was a new one. Until then they hadn’t had much stable income for saving to be a… Continue reading Saving: Reflections from Peru
The other night I went to karaoke with a group of friends. One friend sung this song by Sheryl Crow, If it makes you happy It can’t be that bad If it makes you happy Then why the hell are you so sad? And it made me think about how cool emergency funds are (not… Continue reading If it makes you happy