Kate Northrup

Just a Few of the Reasons Why Working Too Hard Can Be a Bad Thing

Hard work and dedication can help you succeed at work, but it can also add extra stress, causing you to have to work harder.

The Importance of Speaking Up

People showed up to hear what you have to say, so say it!

Which Should I Do First — Pay Off Debt or Save?

When I was up to my earlobes in debt in my early twenties, I knew I needed to change my money reality. I started reading personal finance books by David Bach, Suze Orman, Robert Kiyosaki and more and was well aware that living below your means and...

Should You Start Your Business on the Side?

A question I frequently get asked by people who are starting businesses is: “Should I keep my stable income from my job while I get my business going or should I quit my job and just jump in, no holds barred?” My answer is always, it depends.  I...

Calculating the Value of a Stay-at-Home Parent

Money is simply a stand-in for what we value. We earn money in exchange for value we provide. It’s a simple equation. But what about the value we provide that we don’t get paid for? One of the most common, and trickiest, places this question shows...

How to Talk Money With Your Partner

Money drama can be one of the major reasons relationships break up. If you want to keep your relationship loving, calm, romantic and fun, it’s a good idea to get on the same page with your partner about finances. It can be scary, though. When I...

Is This Key Ingredient Missing From Your Debt Repayment Plan?

I remember sitting in the window seat flying from San Diego back to my digs in New York City. I’d been in a bit of a financial fog ever since I graduated from college, and though my parents had always instilled in me, “Never carry a balance on...

The Best Way to Teach Your Kids About Money

When I talk to people about why they do the things they do, especially when the things they do are hard like working a lot of hours or building a business, I often hear the same answer:  I’m doing this to give my kids a better future. It’s...

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