4 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Budget Success

You’ve probably created a budget at some point in your life (if you haven’t, no worries, there’s still time!). Maybe you hit a point where you feel like enough is enough and you have to be an adult and finally start paying attention to your finances. Maybe someone told you about mint.com and you were like, Read more about 4 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Budget Success[…]

Brunch on a Wednesday: Not all the Tools, Just the Right Tools

I went to a financial planner training last week and the presenter, Bill Bachrach (he advises advisors on how to advise, so meta), asked a question about golf. Knowing nothing about golf, I started to tune out. He asked, “Ideally, how many clubs do you want to use to get your golf ball into the hole?” People started Read more about Brunch on a Wednesday: Not all the Tools, Just the Right Tools[…]

Why Your Money Personality Matters as Much as Your Budgeting Skills

We hear and read and see so much about how to maximize your savings and optimize your budget. There are probably hundreds of savings/spending/tracking apps out there and new ones are coming out every day. There are so many tools out now to help you curb your spending, save more, and pay down debt. So why Read more about Why Your Money Personality Matters as Much as Your Budgeting Skills[…]

Brunch on a Wednesday: Using Financial Literacy Month to Start Fresh

Yes, this is really a thing. April is Financial Literacy Month. No idea why they picked April (tax season?) or why there is such a thing as Financial Literacy Month, but I feel obligated to tell you anyway. One thing that I do like about designating April to financial literacy is that it takes the pressure off Read more about Brunch on a Wednesday: Using Financial Literacy Month to Start Fresh[…]

Your Financial House: A New Way to Look at Your Budget

I had the immense pleasure of leading a personal finance workshop with Designers Assembly this past weekend. They are a collective of young architects and designers who have built a tight-knit community and put together events and workshops to help designers gain financial and business literacy. And they know where to get the good bagels for Read more about Your Financial House: A New Way to Look at Your Budget[…]

How about let’s not bash poor people for shopping on #blackfriday

This last Sunday’s Brunch & Budget on Bondfire Radio show was on whether or not you’re really getting a good deal on Black Friday or if it’s a bunch of psychological tricks that corporations use to prey on people’s emotions and vulnerability to get them to spend more money (HINT: it’s the second one). Tasty Read more about How about let’s not bash poor people for shopping on #blackfriday[…]