Every day, you’re inundated with information. From social media to texts, phone calls, emails, and news alerts—it’s incredible how much information we process regularly. So when it comes to handling your finances, it’s natural to think that the information you hear repeatedly is the best advice to follow. Right? Well, not quite. Here are five pieces of popular personal finance advice we can … [Read more...] about 5 Big Lessons Popular Personal Finance Advice Gets Wrong
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You’ve probably heard the phrase “financial independence” thrown around a time or two — but have you ever stopped to consider what it really means? As you work hard building your savings and growing your net worth, it may be worthwhile to consider what you need to do in order to achieve your own version of financial independence. Here’s a look at how the industry has traditionally defined this … [Read more...] about What Does Financial Independence Really Mean and Is It Achievable for You?
It’s really common for us to work with clients, or chat with friends, who are fortunate to have extra money on hand, but they don’t know what to do with it so it sits in cash in a bank account. This is so common for our generation! Many of us aren’t 40 yet, but we’ve now experienced two periods of economic and job uncertainty. We cling to our cash like it’s some kind of security … [Read more...] about How to Make Money Moves When You Feel Stuck
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
As a financial planner, I talk a lot about investing your money wisely. You might want to invest in a new home, in grad school, or in the stock market. But we can expand this conversation to include other types of investing, too — like investing in yourself. Happiness comes from investing your money, time, and effort in the things that matter most to you. A new purse will make you happy for a … [Read more...] about The Importance of Investing in Yourself (and How to Do It)