It’s pretty easy to rattle off your monthly expenses: Rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, Internet, student loan payments, car payments, food, gas. On top of paying those bills, I also recommend setting aside money in your emergency fund so that a surprise doesn’t cause you to fall behind on those bills. But if you look through your last year of credit card statements, you’ll see a whole … [Read more...] about How A Revolving Savings Account Can Help You Budget Better
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
The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging across the U.S., and it has affected every aspect of our lives. Millions of people have lost their jobs. The federal government passed an enormous stimulus package and may pass another one soon. Most of us haven’t eaten in a restaurant, watched a sporting event, hugged a friend, or boarded a plane in months. Some industries, like movie theaters and cruises, … [Read more...] about Pandemic Savings Habits To Adopt For The Long Term
Here’s what I love about Millennials: our generation wants to learn about money. Young professionals want to know how to be better with money than their parents and their peers. They want to avoid making the same mistakes, and to ensure their financial future is secure. I love that Gen Y is eager to learn and is asking questions like, “How can I be financially successful?” If you turn to … [Read more...] about Gen Y: Should You Save More or Earn More?
If you're like most Millennials, you have a lot on your plate. (And you're trying to do it all, too!) It's wonderful that you're so driven, but trying to juggle a bunch of financial priorities at once can quickly get complicated. After all, most of us only have so much cash to go around each month. When we're working toward more than one financial goal, how do we know what to put at the top of … [Read more...] about Should I Build Up Savings or Pay Down Debt?