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
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?
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. I would like to learn more about the pros and cons of socially responsible investing (e.g. VFTSX fund instead of VTSAX). What are the criteria used for picking stocks in funds like that? Socially responsible investing has … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: Should I Be a Socially Responsible Investor?
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 are your thoughts on Bitcoin (or other cryptocurrencies) as an investment? Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency are the new hotness when it comes to investing, but I urge you to be really cautious. Cryptocurrency isn’t … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: Should I Invest in Cryptocurrency?
With the new year around the corner, many of you are setting financial goals for 2018. You’re paying off the last of your student loans, switching jobs, starting that Roth IRA, or getting ready to buy a home. You might also be in the middle of some major life changes -- getting engaged or married, having a baby, or quitting your full-time job to start your own business. Or maybe you decided that … [Read more...] about Should I Hire a Financial Planner?
Your 20s were all about setting up your financial foundation and establishing good habits. Your 30s were about life changes like getting married, having kids, and building your career. In your 40s, everything is amplified even more. You’ve got growing kids and aging parents -- and what you don’t have is a ton of spare time. There’s a lot you can do in your 40s to protect your money and care for … [Read more...] about 9 Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 40s