How Minimalism Is Going to Get Me What I Want Out of Life

There’s something you should know about me: I consider minimalism to be a big part of my life....more

6 Ways to Build Your Savings

When you graduate college and land your first job, you’re often living paycheck-to-paycheck. It can be hard to build up some savings when you’re living like this, but it is important to try. Financial disasters can and do happen, so it’s important to be prepared. Here are some tips on building up your savings....more

Why Hillary Is the Candidate Who Understands Women's Economic Issues

Seems like not a day goes by that somebody or other doesn't crawl out of the woodwork with an announcement about their candidacy for President in the 2016 election. For the most part, there's not a lot of diversity on the ballot - it's mostly older white men.  (Or as we say inside the Beltway, pale, stale and male.)  So far, 10%  of the candidates are women: Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina.  That's something... I suppose. ...more
ChristineNewbold I am all for Bernie Sanders!  He is so much more authentic than Hillary ...more

Four Dangerous Seductive Words

Anyone who remembers George Carlin remembers his routine about the seven ‘dirty’ words you can never say on radio or television. I’m too much of a lady to say them in a blog.However, here are four dangerous, but seductive clean words we hear from financial advisors, surgeons, lawyers, mechanics, plumbers and others to whom we turn to for help or advice: “If all goes well…” "If all goes well"....more

Common Pitfalls of a Mobile Office

Funding Your Franchise

Funding your FranchiseThere is nothing more exciting than working with clients in the early planning stages of choosing the right franchise for them. However, the financial commitment can seem daunting and it's easy to become overwhelmed. The concerns of funding your franchise should not hold you back from starting this new and very rewarding chapter in your life.  There are so many options out there when it comes to funding your franchise!...more

There is more to life than Money

Money is possibly the number 1 subject in the world that is discussed, obsessed about and strived for. It still amazes me how people will do almost anything to earn a dollar or "make it big". I speak from experience, I have sacrificed family time, vacations and my own mental and physical health in the pursuit to be self sustainable and financially secure, but those are the excuses I told myself to keep going in the vicious cycle. I made myself believe that my family won't miss the time with me or if I can only get that next promotion or next big deal I would be happy....more

Money Talks: How Being Silent About Finances Can Hurt Intimacy

Is discussing money a hot button subject at your house?Is your husband involved in business deals you don't understand?Even worse, does he withhold financial information when you ask for it?One of the women I interviewed for my book said, "He wants to have sex every night and I can't know what our net worth is? And I'm supposed to pretend it doesn't matter?"...more

How Minimalism Is Going to Get Me What I Want Out of Life

There’s something you should know about me: I consider minimalism to be a big part of my life....more

Saing Money: It's Great, but Where Do We Draw the Line?

Saving money is wonderful....more

Paying for your future philosophy major

In college I had a roommate that was a history major. I have nothing against history. History is important; we learn from our past; it's good to remember where you've come from. However, her goal in life was to get a job working within airport administration. If you are wondering how a degree in history relates to that goal, then you are not alone. Maybe she had a cushion to fall back on....more

Do you need to come from privilege in order to be a successful entrepreneur?

This is in response to Aimee Groth's post in Quartz entitled, "Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk—they come from families with mon...more

Should I Increase Income or Become Frugal?

Do you consider yourself wealthy or at least making enough to support your family? If you don't, what should you do? Should you increase income or become more frugal? One of the most important part of this blog is to answer your questions. Carmen from Canada sent me the following one:...more