How to Master “the Ask” and meet people you’ve only dreamt of meeting

I am so lucky for all the amazing guests to come onto our radio show on Bondfire and this week was no exception. I met Michael Roderick at a Brilliance Brunch at District Cowork and knew I had to hear more about his story when he told the group that he went from being a Read more about How to Master “the Ask” and meet people you’ve only dreamt of meeting[…]

The Power of Having Options | Brunch on a Wednesday

This last Sunday, we had Jarnail Singh of Biz2Credit join us on the show to talk about the nuts and bolts of taking out a small business loan. He also talked about a ton of FREE resources that small business owners in NYC have, including free legal counseling, help financing your business, and small business Read more about The Power of Having Options | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

Why Everyone Should Have a Side Hustle | Brunch on a Wednesday

One of the first things you learn in investing in that you should have a diversified portfolio. You may have heard something like “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” That is, don’t put all your money in one stock, or one sector, or one type of investment even. So why has it become the Read more about Why Everyone Should Have a Side Hustle | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

7 Months In: 5 More Things I’ve Learned from Freelancing

This is coming after a full day in the middle of a full week so the newsletter is coming out a little late today. I don’t mean to get all diary entry on you all, but I just had 6 meetings in one day today (the fullest day I’ve ever had, meetings-wise) and while I’m Read more about 7 Months In: 5 More Things I’ve Learned from Freelancing[…]

How Thinking Like an Artist Can Lead to Better Finances | Brunch on a Wednesday

When we had Lilit Kalachyan-Nurse on the show this last week to talk about branding and marketing, she said something that really struck me. My co-host, Dyalekt, started asking her questions about how artists should think about marketing themselves and she said that artists have a big advantage over everyone else trying to market themselves – Read more about How Thinking Like an Artist Can Lead to Better Finances | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

Why You Should Never Retire | Brunch on a Wednesday

When I first started meeting with people for Brunch & Budgets, I used to ask them what retirement meant to them. The answers I got were so unexpected that I eventually stopped asking the question. Most people said “it doesn’t mean much to me,” or wrote something vague they had read about online.The real kicker for me, Read more about Why You Should Never Retire | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

What it Really Means to Be an Expert in Your Field | Brunch on a Wednesday

I’m in the middle of getting Brunch & Budget to be super legit. In the financial world, that means I’m going through the long, convoluted process of registering with the state as an RIA (Registered Investment Advisor). So not only will I be subject to the rules and regulations of the Certified Financial Planners Board, in the Read more about What it Really Means to Be an Expert in Your Field | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Money Management (Maker’s Row guest blog post)

(originally posted on Maker’s Row blog) All truly successful business owners understand that their success is based on a simple equation: When revenues are greater than expenses, the difference in the two numbers is profit or earnings. Many companies appear to be turning a profit on paper in complicated reports and quarterly earnings, however, what Read more about The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Money Management (Maker’s Row guest blog post)[…]

Should you ever fund your business with a credit card? (guest post on Millo.co)

(This was a guest blog post for Millo, a fantastic resource and community for people who are working on building a creative business. You can catch the full post on millo.co) We were at the closing table, finalizing our first home purchase, when we found out. We were doing a complete gut renovation on this house, which Read more about Should you ever fund your business with a credit card? (guest post on Millo.co)[…]

Reflections on Milestones and Starting Over Again | Brunch on a Wednesday

It was a hot and sticky walk to the radio station for our 50th show. I was nervous. I’d actually been ruminating on this show since we decided to tackle this topic. 50 seemed like a good marker for the beginning of a new set of chapters for Brunch & Budget on Bondfire Radio and Read more about Reflections on Milestones and Starting Over Again | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]