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How to Invest $1,000 or Less

How to Invest $1,000 or Less

Trying to invest $1,000 or less can be frustrating — everywhere you turn, you run into barriers. Many investment companies want you to pony up thousands just to open an account. Then there are fees, which can quickly eat up…

How to Quit a Toxic Work Environment

How to Quit a Toxic Work Environment

There are many reasons why you may find yourself in a toxic work environment: an awful boss, office bullying from cliquey coworkers, a total lack of communication, or unrealistic expectations that keep you you working around the clock. And some…

5 Tax Things to Do for Your Business

5 Tax Things to Do for Your Business

Tax time is just around the corner. In my two decades as a professional bookkeeper working with small-business owners and solopreneurs, I’ve come across some common sticking points that make taxes especially challenging for business owners. Here…

What is it like to date an entrepreneur?

What is it like to date an entrepreneur?

When you’re on the steep, uphill climb of growing a new business, it can feel like there is barely enough air in the bedroom for your own deep breathing. You might even fantasize about being able to engage…

What makes us resistant to happiness

What makes us resistant to happiness

In the spring of 2015, I had a meltdown in yoga class. Out of the blue, while in the middle of a sun salutation, I was taken over by terror and anxiety. I began to feel terrible pain in my…

Never Be Broke Again

Never Be Broke Again

You’ve finally gotten out of the red and into the black. The relief you feel is powerful, and you vow to never be broke again. But the truth is, in order to be successful, and make more money…

3 steps to learn how to invest

3 steps to learn how to invest

Decades ago, soon after I divorced my gambling husband, a friend of my father’s called. He told me about a Limited Partnership he was forming, TJ Cinnamons. A fast food place that made sticky buns. I had no…

Meditation helps negotiation

Meditation helps negotiation

When I started meditating, I knew it would make me calmer. It would slow my racing mind and help me project a less frantic energy. I wanted to feel, and be, more relaxed.

I wanted this for my personal life…

Elaine Thompson, Retire by 43, NewsWorthy

Elaine Thompson, Retire by 43, NewsWorthy

From Rio to Wall Street, women are winning.

⇒ Elaine Thompson, a 24-year old from Jamaica, wins gold in the 100-meter dash, making her the fastest woman in the world. (NBC Olympics)

⇒ Equity, the first…

Helping My Dad Put Me in Debt Part Two

Helping My Dad Put Me in Debt Part Two

(Read Part I)

I had a brand new M.B.A. in sustainable business. I had a vision for a green community that could be good for the planet, good for people, and strategic plans to make it profitable. And…

The Fallout from Financial Infidelity

The Fallout from Financial Infidelity

There are a few moments in my financial life that stand out. Opening my first paycheck. Treating my parents to a nice dinner out for the first time. Finally paying off my car. But all those happy memories were wiped…

Is Your Income Impacting Your Net Worth?

Is Your Income Impacting Your Net Worth?

In my column last week, I explained why your net worth is so important — and showed you how to calculate and evaluate it using the example of Hannah, a college grad with a good job, living in a Seattle…

Why Women Put Up with Workplace Harassment?

Why Women Put Up with Workplace Harassment?

In 2014, pop star Kesha made headlines when she filed a lawsuit against her producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, claiming in the suit that he had physically, emotionally, and sexually abused her for 10 years. But, oddly, she…

Dispute Errors on Your Credit Report

Dispute Errors on Your Credit Report

Here’s something you probably already know: You get a free annual credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies. You probably also know it’s important to regularly look at your…