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.…

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…

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…

4 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Budget Success

You've probably created a budget at some point in your life (if you haven't, no worries, there's still time!). Maybe you hit a point where you feel like enough is enough and you have to be an adult and finally start paying attention to your finances. Maybe someone told you about…