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[…]

Stop being distracted by an imaginary measuring stick: The 100th Episode Manifesto

We did it. We are about to air our 100th Bondfire Radio episode today at 2pm. We recorded it last night at our Airbnb in CA. It felt like it went by so fast. For the last 100 weeks of our lives, we created something and put it out into the world, never fail. Hopefully Read more about Stop being distracted by an imaginary measuring stick: The 100th Episode Manifesto[…]

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 do you know what progress looks like when it comes to your finances?

I was talking to a friend last week about her finances (of course) and one of the things she said that really struck me was that she had no idea what progress looked like when it came to her money. This same week, I had several clients separately – and excitedly – share with me that they either paid Read more about How do you know what progress looks like when it comes to your finances?[…]

What if your taxes could be done at the push of a button?

I ended up taking an accidental 3-week hiatus on sending out newsletters this week because I was busy getting married, and oh my gosh, is that time consuming no matter how “low key” you think you made it! We just had our big Pie Day Wedding Celebration in NYC on 3/13 and suddenly, my corporate Read more about What if your taxes could be done at the push of a button?[…]

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[…]

MC Hammer has a few words to say about your estate plan

Estate planning is one of those things that is just never going to be fun to think about. First of all, it sounds like it’s something only really rich people do, and then, when you realize you need one too, it’s all about the worst case scenario. What happens to my finances if something happens Read more about MC Hammer has a few words to say about your estate plan[…]

There’s no way to make insurance exciting, but it’s important to read this anyway

People usually crinkle their noses when you mention the word insurance. And for good reason. From the products themselves to the way they’re sold to us, to the purpose behind them, insurance can totally feel like a scam. Why pay for something and hope you never have to use it? Here’s the bottom line with insurance Read more about There’s no way to make insurance exciting, but it’s important to read this anyway[…]

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[…]