Love & Money – how to stop fighting about the only thing you fight about

Finances are often the thing most couples fight about (I’ve had a number of couples tell me, “this is the only thing we fight about”) and part of it is because there is so much ego/pride/shame/embarrassment around how you handle your own personal finances and admitting them to the person who you admire and love Read more about Love & Money – how to stop fighting about the only thing you fight about[…]

Brunch Bite VIDEO – How to talk to your honey about money

Last week, Dyalekt and I did a couples & money workshop for Levo League in San Francisco and shot a video with a quick tip on talking to your honey about money: We’ve run into some alarming stats when it comes to talking to your partner about each other’s finances, including this one from the Read more about Brunch Bite VIDEO – How to talk to your honey about money[…]

Forget financially literate, here’s how to become financially capable | Money for the Weekend

April is Financial Literacy Month (among other things) and we hear these words together a lot, but what does it really mean to be financially literate? And if we’re going to ask that question, then I have to ask, does being financially literate mean you actually have your finances together? In the process of digging Read more about Forget financially literate, here’s how to become financially capable | Money for the Weekend[…]

How to talk to your honey about money

Maybe it’s the last thing you want to talk about, maybe it’s the first thing on your mind when you meet someone, and chances are one of you feels one way and one of you feels the other. Talking about money is never easy. We were never taught how to talk about it without feeling Read more about How to talk to your honey about money[…]

The F*ck Off Fund and how to be your own financial advocate

A friend and I went shoe shopping in Herald Square this week. I thought I was good at haggling, but watching her work the sales associates made me feel like I’ve overpaid for everything my entire life because I just didn’t take it there. “Are there any deals or discounts we should know about?” she would Read more about The F*ck Off Fund and how to be your own financial advocate[…]

How to save money, in spite of yourself

I never do this, but I actually re-listened to our Saving & Investing episode on Bondfire Radio this week (Week 3 of the 5-Week Financial Plan!) and took notes! I had designs for the show to go in one direction, and it went in a completely, unexpected, magical direction instead. You see, the concept of Read more about How to save money, in spite of yourself[…]

What are your spending triggers? + Let’s talk about debt, baby

In week 2 of our 5-Week Financial Plan series on Bondfire Radio, we talked about spending and debt. Before we tackled the debt, we tackled the spending, as in, why do we spend money in the first place? We found a great list of spending triggers from this Money Crashers article and started there. Some Read more about What are your spending triggers? + Let’s talk about debt, baby[…]

Does this question feel too dumb to ask?

So… what is a financial plan anyway? This might be one of those questions where you feel like you should know the answer, but you also feel a little silly for not actually knowing the answer, so you never ask. I know I was afraid to ask when first started in the industry. It seems Read more about Does this question feel too dumb to ask?[…]

Saying yes to the things that scare you the most

Driving back to the east coast from a 6-week trip up and down the west coast! Check out the epic journey on instagram under #vinylgoeswest! I guess the first thing I learned is that I really need to batch my writing! Just like that, I missed two weeks of newsletters and this one is late! Read more about Saying yes to the things that scare you the most[…]