After a year of working exclusively from home, I took a much-needed weekend trip to set some goals, knock out big to-dos, and refresh my energy for my upcoming projects. Here’s why I think every business owner needs a weekend getaway.Read More
As a money coach, one of the first things I tell my clients to do is create visual goals for their finances. Some people don't feel the need to achieve a gold star each time they put money into their savings, but it's still helpful to see a complete picture of your overall wealth and financial situation. Personal Capital is the tool I check daily to keep an eye on my savings and investment statuses.
There are five things that I tell recent grads, especially when they’ve recently finished school, to do immediately to help them get started on the $100K path while developing smart financial habits.Read More
Colleges and universities closed their campuses for the spring term and students are switching to online only classes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. On top of keeping yourself physically and emotionally healthy, students need ways to make sure they have their financial situation in order.Read More
To celebrate a major money goal — saving $100,000 before age 25 — I recently took a 10-day trip to Italy and London with my best friend. We road tripped, visited a family farm, and ate the best meals of our lives. In total, it cost me about $2,100 for our all of our transportation, food, entertainment, and Airbnb costs.Read More
Millennials get a bad rap for being lazy with their money. But the truth is we had a rough start toward financial freedom and were not given the tools to succeed.
I was one of the lucky ones who had parents who were always careful with their money. As an award-winning financial and career coach, I'm honored to help people in my generation understand their finances and take the reins of their financial freedom.Read More
I saved 25% of my take-home pay from my corporate job while I was building my own business on the side — and now I've saved $100,000. I was able to save such a big chunk of my earnings thanks to four everyday strategies: priority-based spending, choosing to live in a more affordable area, automating my savings, and increasing my savings rate by just 1% at a time.Read More
The higher your score, the more likely you are to get better interest rates and be approved the amount asked for. It takes time to build up to an 800 credit score, but there are ways to fast track your score and be eligible for those awesome rates.Read More
Whatever your goal is, achieving the dang thing can see scary. I know when I had a goal to save for a down payment on a house, I had no idea how I was going to set aside tens of thousands of dollars. However, creating a visual goal serves two purposes —Read More
Food and household spending is one of the few areas where you can significant adjustments to the budget. With some minor changes and clever tactics, you can spend a whole lot less.Read More