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
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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
Many millennials were either just starting our careers or still in school in 2008, and now we’re older, with more complicated lives and the additional bank accounts to match. Many of us have kids and mortgages now, or small businesses with employees we’ve had to lay off — or both. Once again, we’re faced with a truly scary time. We’re afraid for our health and the wellbeing of the people we love. … [Read more...] about What Does Market Volatility Mean for Your Investments?
There may come a time in your career when working 40-plus hours a week just isn’t possible. It’s common to exit the workforce for a few years to deal with a health issue, or care for young children or elderly relatives. But your reasons for wanting a break may be different! Lots of workers are taking a detour from their career path to travel, take on a creative project, learn new skills, or avoid … [Read more...] about How to Set Yourself Up for a Future Career Break
Entrepreneurship is huge for millennials. Many of my clients run their own businesses, side hustles, or are thinking about quitting their day job to live the life of an entrepreneur. I’ve long since given up a commute and a cubicle for the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. Follow any business guru on social media and you’ll be bombarded with messages about how the hustle is worth it when … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Burnout as a Small Business Owner
Every year, I’m blown away by how much Gen Y Planning has grown. But I’m even more impressed with how much our clients have grown. Our clients are getting raises and promotions, running businesses, buying houses, starting families, and celebrating milestones with us. Achieving your goals feels great. (Congratulations on everything YOU achieved this year!) But sometimes we get so busy achieving … [Read more...] about For Lifelong Dividends, Invest In Your Relationships