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8 Excuses for Not Saving Money — Debunked

After two decades of personal finance reporting, I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not saving money. That said, none of them really hold up — at least over the long term. Here are eight excuses I hear all the time, why you’re likely saying...

Do I Need a Financial Advisor and a Divorce Lawyer?

If you’re dealing with the intricacies of a divorce, you might start to wonder: Do I really need a financial advisor if I’m already working with a divorce lawyer? As you move through the divorce process, you will be required to make quite a few...

Hustle Through a Heartbreak

“I don’t think this is going to work”, he said. In that moment, I felt like a giant fist punched through my belly, taking all of my oxygen with it. My heart was surely breaking. The next week was a blur.  I cried and cried. I spent hours a day...

5 Ways To Protect Your Relationship From Financial Damage

When I read the words we put on the page, my stomach started to feel queasy. I silently recited my mantra (“What would I tell a client to do?”) and put my pen to paper, scrawling my name across the black line. A few minutes later, our co-tenancy...

The Simplest Way to Manage Your Money

There are so many formulas you learned growing up that seem so irrelevant to everyday living. But one that most people didn’t learn — and still don’t know — is how much money you should be spending on things like rent, car payments, and food, and...

What Not to Buy When You Start a New Business

When you start a company, you usually have a grand vision for how things are going to work. You will provide X service, Y number of people will sign up, you will make Z million dollars and retire to the Bahamas, right? Ha! If only! Starting a...

5 Ways to Source Impact Investments

So you’ve decided to do some impact investing. One of the things you need to be able to do is search out the right opportunities for you. 1. Find companies with rewards-based funding Visit Indiegogo, Kickstarter, Plum Alley and any number of the...

The Truth About Debt Consolidation

When it comes to personal finance, I’m a strong believer in simplicity. Although I’m still trying to break the habit of claiming to be bad at math, I know that the more complicated my financial plan is, the less likely I’ll be sticking to it. ...

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