The United States is facing a reckoning when it comes to who has historically benefitted from privilege, and who hasn’t. Our country has enacted racist policies that made it more difficult, if not impossible, for Black Americans, other Americans of color, and immigrants to succeed. The financial planning industry has not been historically kind to minorities and women. Clients have been … [Read more...] about Financial Planning Is for Everyone: How to Work With Diverse Clients
Side hustles are so integral to Millennials’ economic lives that our generation invented a whole suite of apps designed to facilitate them — Uber, Instacart, Postmates, transcription services, dog-walking services, house-sitting services, and many, many more. As my clients have grown up, their side hustles have gotten more sophisticated and polished, but the substance is still the … [Read more...] about Side Hustle Smarter, Not Harder
Every path to financial security starts somewhere. Some of us had a leg up, in the form of debt-free college educations or trust funds. But lots of us didn’t. As you’ve probably read, fewer than half of Americans have enough money saved to cover a $1,000 emergency. If you don’t have an emergency fund or if you’re afraid to look at your credit card balance, you’re far from alone. The good … [Read more...] about The Building Blocks of Financial Security
Many of you are about two months into what may be the first time you’re working remotely. If you’re like me, you love it! But lots of people miss the camaraderie of office work. I doubt workers will be returning to offices anytime soon, because there are so many logistics involved in how to have hundreds of people occupy an indoor space safely that many companies will simply stay remote for the … [Read more...] about You’re Going to be Working Remotely for Awhile. Here’s How to Make it Work.
Now that we’re approximately 3,000 years into the pandemic (at least it certainly feels that way), you may actually be getting acclimated to this weird time. But even though it may feel more routine, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t still cause stress. If you haven’t yet found a way to nourish your soul, I highly recommend it. You’ll be a better worker, partner, parent, and friend — but you’re … [Read more...] about How to Practice Self-Care During This Time
The CARES Act was signed into law in late March, providing financial assistance for individuals and businesses in these difficult and uncertain times. You may have heard bits and pieces of it mentioned on the news — stimulus checks (which you may or may not be entitled to depending on your household income) and small business loans that can help keep your business afloat. But if you need help, … [Read more...] about What the CARES Act Means for Individuals and Small Businesses