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
Last week in the Gen Y Planning blog, I discussed what you should consider if you’re thinking of refinancing your mortgage. This week, let’s look at another form of debt keeping millennials up at night: student loans. When you refinance your student loans, you trade your federal or private loans for a private loan with different terms. The potential switch from a federal to a private loan means … [Read more...] about Should I Refinance My Student Loans?
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
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. I am a high schooler getting ready to apply to colleges soon and would like to ask for your expert financial opinion. Do you think it is a smart decision to go out of state to university? If I do, I would have undergrad debt … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: Is Student Loan Debt Worth It?