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[…]

What’s Your Biggest Financial Mistake?

Sunday’s Bondfire Radio live audio festival was surreal. We rolled through at 10am and found ourselves on an incredible rooftop with sweeping views of Brooklyn. All the studio equipment was set up and the live broadcast had begun. Tasty Keish was perched on the orange couch (came with the roof) and Conscious was behind the boards, Read more about What’s Your Biggest Financial Mistake?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Brunch on a Wednesday: How to Create a Financial Future That’s All Yours

I feel like I’ve been running into a similar conversation a lot with clients lately. It usually goes something like this: Me: I see you have a goal of buying a house. You: Yeah… Me: That’s great, are you planning to stay where you are now for a while? You: Well, I’m not really sure Read more about Brunch on a Wednesday: How to Create a Financial Future That’s All Yours[…]

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[…]