Any time you move to a new city or travel for awhile, it gives you a new perspective on your life. I just returned from doing a bit of both. A few months ago, I finished my lease on my apartment in Austin, sold off much of my stuff, and put the rest in storage. I spent a month each living in Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru; Medellin, Colombia; and Mexico City as part of a Remote Year program, and now … [Read more...] about How Simplifying Your Life Can Save You Mental Energy (and Money)
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I’ve spoken to so many successful millennials who earn a comfortable salary and save and invest a healthy amount. Yet they still hoard cash like their luck is about to run out, or are racked with fear whenever faced with a chance to spend on something that isn’t essential to survival. They’re so afraid to spend money! While the media is talking about millennials spending all their money on … [Read more...] about I’m Scared to Spend Money, But I Make Six Figures
Nothing inspires my writing more than what my clients and readers (like you!) ask me about. Since I started my blog, your questions, like your lives, have become more complicated. I want to highlight the most popular blog posts of the past year, because they cover some meaty topics that I know many of you are wondering about right now. Just in case you missed them the first time, here they are … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Gen Y Planning Blog Posts of the Year
This question was submitted by a reader! Do you have a money question you’d like Gen Y Planning to answer in a future blog post? Submit it to genyplanning.com/askgyp. What is your best advice for someone like me (23 years old, almost a CFP) who is wanting to be the best advisor they can be? First of all, bravo for finishing your CFP by 23! That’s such a huge advantage to get started early. … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: How Do I Become an Amazing Advisor?
I can’t believe that I launched Gen Y Planning in May of 2013! I just celebrated my five-year anniversary by taking a trip to London to see Hamilton on the West End with my business bestie, Mary Beth from Workable Wealth. Our box seats included our own personal butler and the show was fantastic! Like lots of businesses, Gen Y Planning started out simply as an idea. I bet many of you have ideas … [Read more...] about 5 Big Takeaways From My First 5 Years In Business
“It’s complicated” is a great way to describe life in your 30s. You’ve been working for a while, so you might finally feel more financially stable than ever before. But on the other hand, you often have competing financial priorities. Career growth, serious relationships, family, and major life purchases tend to make this a very busy decade. Also, tiny wrinkles start showing up where you didn’t … [Read more...] about 8 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 30s