I am passionate about empowering people through financial education. Money is major source of stress. One of the biggest complaints I hear is when people are living paycheck-to-paycheck. They start to experience physical symptoms of stress the days prior to payday. Will they have enough in their checking account to float them until their deposit [...]
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Divorce is like a giant zit on your nose. It’s red. It’s giant. It hurts. Everybody sees it. And nobody mentions it. How awkward! How painful! Right? Our culture is stuck in the days of The Oregon Trail. Remember that computer game? Where half the family would die because they got the measles or [...]
I used to spend more on my beauty products than I did my electric bill. I turned my nose up to generic makeup brands. I was convinced that only higher-end beauty products did the trick. Anything of lower quality was a cheap gimmick that would make you look like a drag queen. Even as a [...]
CHEAP & QUICK DIVORCE Divorce doesn’t need to be messy. Or, expensive. Ideally, divorce is the fair dissolution of marital assets and the construction of a child-centered parenting system. I talk in depth about the financial complications of the divorce process. Why? Because that’s my experience, and it’s what I am [...]
Graduation marks the end of an old chapter. And the beginning of a new one. I would have had a totally different money strategy upon graduation, in hindsight. Unfortunately, these tips are tips that either I never heard, or didn’t pay attention to back then. coulda woulda shoulda, right? 18 years later, I now understand [...]
I always dreaded spring cleaning time when I was a kid. My mom always assigned rooms to each of my sisters and me. I remember our bathroom. The bathroom four girls shared. My mom took cleaning seriously too. She would inspect my work and send me back to do a better job if I didn’t [...]
Many parents open a bank account when you want to start saving money for their future (I prefer you to save money in an investment account, because it will grow faster. But, many parents default to savings account. What I’m talking about here is not the type of account that is dedicating for savings for [...]
Marriage advice from divorce experts? Who would think to take marriage advice from a divorce expert?. Surprisingly, divorce attorneys have excellent marriage advice. Perhaps it’s easier to verbalize the things that don’t work, versus the things that do work. So, you’ll get a little of both in this article. My preference is for you to [...]
I giggle looking back at all the monumental mistakes I made in my divorce. But, Janet Fitch captures my sentiment perfectly: “The phoenix must burn to emerge.” I am thrilled to share this advice with you, on the 5 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid In Divorce. May it serve you well. ROOKIE MISTAKE #1: MOVING [...]
“Retail therapy” is fun. I admit. But, where is the line? How do you know if your spending doesn’t justify the financial burden? Women spend countless hours of invisible work, devoted to their family. While family can bring joy and fulfillment, it can also cause frustration and stress. Maybe this is why women tend to [...]