If you are one of 9.6 million self-employed Americans, you have four great options to save for retirement:  an IRA, a solo 401(k), a SEP IRA, and a SIMPLE IRA.  If all this sounds like gibberish to you right now, don’t worry.  This post will go over everything you need to know to pick the […]

Four ways to invest for retirement if you are self-employed

As we approach the end of 2020, many of us are eager to set New Year’s resolutions – like exercising 3 times a week, drinking 8 glasses of water each day, or reading a new book a month. We all know how it ends.  By the end of January, most of us are back to […]

New Year’s Intentions: Support Women-Owned Businesses and Start Investing

2020 has been a tough year and it’s almost over.  Finally.  But before you celebrate and greet 2021 with your arms wide open, make sure to check these 5 things off your financial to-do list. No matter how excited you are to say goodbye to 2020, it doesn’t mean you should leave money on the […]

5 Money moves to make before saying “goodbye” to 2020

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, Joe Biden was named President-Elect of The United States. Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first female Vice President in US history. This election was historic in many ways. First, it drew a record number of voters from both sides despite our nation fighting through the horrors of the […]

Everything a Biden-Harris Presidency Means for Your Personal Finances

America's richest self-made women Forbes 2020

Women in the U.S. are increasingly taking the center stage in business and finance.  As someone who is passionate about the financial empowerment of women, I love going through the annual Forbes America’s Richest Self-Made Women list to learn about the most successful female entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives.  This year’s list highlights 100 women, double […]

America’s Richest Self-Made Women Forbes List 2020 – My 7 Personal Favorites

Money is very emotional.  When we’re trying to take control of our finances, oftentimes we stress about every purchase and find ourselves feeling guilty about spending our own money. We have all heard this idea:  girl, if only you would just give up your daily Starbucks, avocado toasts, and your Soul Cycle classes, you would […]

Conscious spending plan: how to stop feeling guilty about spending money

What do all wealthy women have in common?  Contrary to common beliefs, it is not designer handbags, luxury cars, or custom-built vacation homes.  In fact, rich women share healthy money habits that allowed them to accumulate wealth over time. Achieving and maintaining generational wealth is not a matter of winning a lottery or receiving a […]

7 Money Habits of Wealthy Women You Should Adopt

As parents, we want what’s best for our children.  Quality education is a big part of that.  However, many of us are worried about not being able to save enough money for our kids’ college, and rightfully so. The estimated cost of putting a baby born in 2020 through a 4-year public out-of-state college 19 […]

How to Save for College with a 529 Plan

fitness and finance

What do personal finance and physical fitness have in common?  On the surface, these two important areas of our lives are completely different.  One involves earning, spending, saving, and investing.  The other one is about nutrition, exercise, sleep, and overall health. But if you dig deeper, there are many similarities between health and wealth.  It […]

6 Ways to Approach Your Fitness and Finances with the Same Mindset

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