how to start a side hustle

How to Start Your Own Side Hustle

by Sophia Bera April 23, 2014

Are you working a full-time job, but still can’t seem to get all those bills taken care of every month? Or maybe you manage to pay your bills – but there’s not much left over for savings and investments. Either way, you’re feeling a little financially stuck. If only you had a little more money, […]

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financial literacy and education

Ready to Raise Awareness and Encourage Financial Literacy?

by Sophia Bera April 9, 2014

Did you know April is Financial Literacy Month? The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy began promoting Financial Literacy Month back in 2000 in an effort to highlight the importance of teaching more Americans about money matters. The government officially recognized April as Financial Literacy Month in 2004. But why? Do we really need financial education and […]

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What You Need to Consider Before Buying a Home (VIDEO)

by Sophia Bera April 3, 2014

I’m back on the news! I was invited to do another segment for my local news channel, Fox 9 News in the Twin Cities! While I had previously chatted about some financial basics for those who are in their 20s and 30s, this recent segment was all about what you need to know before buying […]

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Jaime Tardy Eventual Millionaire Interview

Interested in Becoming an Eventual Millionaire? Time to Listen to An Interview with Jaime Tardy

by Sophia Bera March 26, 2014

Ready to be inspired by more people who have taken action to make incredible progress with not only their finances, but their careers and lives, too? Today, I’m bringing you my second Gen Y Planning interview! Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Jamie Tardy of Eventual Millionaire – yup, the […]

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Chatting about Finances in Your 20s and 30s – on the Local News! (VIDEO)

by Sophia Bera March 19, 2014

I have something really exciting to share with everyone today! Recently, I was invited to do a segment on my local news channel. That’s right, I was on TV! Not only did I get to hang out on Fox 9 News, but I was there to talk about what I’m most passionate about: breaking the […]

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female entrepreneurs

5 Female Entrepreneurs Tearing It Up Online

by Sophia Bera March 12, 2014

March is Women’s History Month and while I know quite a few kick-ass women entrepreneurs myself, many people don’t know that there are some awesome entrepreneurial women doing remarkable things. That may be because folks don’t even recognize those entrepreneurs because we sometimes self-identify with other words like consultant, coach, freelancer, small businesses owner. But […]

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My Favorite Way to Spend Money: Dinner with Friends

by Sophia Bera March 5, 2014

The small cheese plate came with only two cheeses but paired with my wine it was like heaven. It was at that moment that Paula from Afford Anything said, “this is why I earn money: to have these experiences.” We were eating at Empire State South in Atlanta and loving every moment of it. From […]

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mastermind group

The Power of a Mastermind Group

by Sophia Bera February 27, 2014

There is something amazing about being with a group of people that understand what you’re trying to contribute to this world in a way that no one else can. I spent the last three days in San Diego with my mastermind group. We call ourselves the FP Hackers. We are a small group of young […]

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financial conversation

Couples & Money: Those Dreaded Words, “We Need to Talk”

by Sophia Bera February 19, 2014

In our society, money is often considered a taboo topic. We don’t want to deal with money problems, and we’ve been taught not to ask others about money because it’s “rude.”  Whether you like it or not, money makes the world go ‘round. (You didn’t think I’d miss the opportunity to link to a musical […]

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money lessons

20 Things I Learned In My 20s about Life and Money: Part 2 – The Money Lessons

by Sophia Bera February 12, 2014

Last week, I shared 10 Life Lessons with you. These were some of the most important things my twenties taught me – some were humorous, some were serious, but every single one of them was something I’m so glad I had the opportunity to learn. I hope you’ve found some value (or at least a […]

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