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
I can guarantee at some point you’ve wished you didn’t have to go to work tomorrow. For me this was once a daily occurrence. For most of us the need of a regular income has kept us tied to our desks, especially in jobs we dislike. I’ve had countless conversations with friends, colleagues and strangers… Continue reading How I: found financial freedom
This month’s Money Brunch! was a success. A diverse group of ladies joined us to discover the secret of using your income squad to achieve financial goals. We hope you can join us next month. Stay tuned here for updates.
The first Money Brunch! of 2017 will be on Saturday, April 8 at Harlem Tavern hosted by our founder, Alexis Henry. Join us this month to learn how you can set and achieve financial goals and how having an awesome #incomesquad can make all the difference. Alexis credits having an income squad as the key to financial… Continue reading Money Brunch!
Prioritize it! No excuses. No procrastinating. Just do it. Sign up for that 401k ASAP. Max that 401k. At the very least contribute at least as much to receive your company’s match. No company match? Contribute anyway! (see #1) 2017 max contribution limit is $18,000. If that’s too steep, start at 1% and work… Continue reading How I: save for retirement
It is generally recommended that 20% of your income goes to savings. Due to my hoarding tendencies, when I first started working, I decided to transfer 50% of my income into my savings account. I didn’t have many expenses at the time but after a while I realized that I was often dipping into my… Continue reading How I: save