The accidental investment experiment OR Investing for Dummylekt | Money for the weekend

“How do I start investing?” is probably one of the top 3 questions I get asked when I meet with someone. If you’ve never invested in the stock market before or the closest you’ve come is checking a box (and crossing your fingers) on your 401k, this question can feel like opening up a Pandora’s Read more about The accidental investment experiment OR Investing for Dummylekt | Money for the weekend[…]

How to be as intuitive an investor as you are a consumer

Such an inspiring show with founder and CEO of Goldbean, Jane Barratt. Even as a financial planner, investing is something I’ve usually let investment experts or robo advisors (my money’s with Wealthfront) do the heavy lifting on. It’s an incredibly complex world and for the most part, it made more sense to hire the expertise Read more about How to be as intuitive an investor as you are a consumer[…]

A few financial things to cross off your list before year-end

So it’s September, which means we’ll blink and it will pretty much be Christmas, which means the new year is pretty much here. The last part of the year always feels like a mad dash to the end, but here are a few things you can start thinking about now so you have a smooth year-end Read more about A few financial things to cross off your list before year-end[…]

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[…]

Why Being an English Speaker Makes it Harder for You To Save Money | Brunch on a Wednesday

I stumbled across a TED talk by behavioral economist Keith Chen, who did a study on why some countries’ citizens have a higher savings rate than others. He found a really crazy correlation between the countries who saved more and the countries who didn’t – the way the country’s language spoke about the future. My Literature nerd Read more about Why Being an English Speaker Makes it Harder for You To Save Money | Brunch on a Wednesday[…]

4 Ways the Prison Industry Affects Your Everyday Life

2.3 million people are currently incarcerated in the United States, more than any other country in the world and up 500% in the last 30 years. 60% (almost 2 out of 3!!) of people in prison are people of color. But stats are just stats. How does this actually affect your everyday life? 1. Your taxpayer dollars Read more about 4 Ways the Prison Industry Affects Your Everyday Life[…]

Some Basics on Buying a House

So at the rate that I’ve been talking about this, everyone and their mom and their bubby probably knows that I recently bought a house with my boyfriend (I keep a separate blog for it – sowerebuyingahouse.wordpress.com – if you want to actually read about all my neurotic thoughts and freak outs). That’s actually the house we Read more about Some Basics on Buying a House[…]