I hate feeling like a habit or lifestyle has crept up on me without my consent. I’m doing my best to find that quiet space where I can consciously curate a life that I’m proud of — that I love. And I want to help you work through that exercise for yourself. Check it out!Read More
Ever want to climb an old iron rung on the side of the mountain? Yeah, me either. But I did, and I loved it. Discover all of our fave spots and future skips in the one, the only, Bar Harbor, Maine!Read More
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by a snooze-worthy company-wide meeting on HR policy and updates. I know, I know, it’s boring, but also exciting because think of all the money you’ll have when you’re 80! Whoooohhooo! Here are the things I considered when selecting my retirement fund.Read More
Where do you even start with a big question like this? I’m working through a very real pro/con list of the top 5 ways I’m considering investing my $5,000. Get a glimpse into my reasoning here!Read More
Pre-internet, there was a whole lot of room for required broker fees, mistakes and undetected bad choices. With the internet came a whole wide web of information, a higher level transparency, a greater sense of control on the consumer end, and YouTube videos of baby elephants falling over. Learn the logistics of how people used to invest — and why millennials are still more gun-shy, despite all the resources we have now.Read More
What is 5G? When is it happening? Should I care, or is this like an iPhone software update that I’ll definitely ignore for a few years? Learn all about 5G and what it means for you (like, will you have to buy a new phone?) in this post.Read More
Just in case investing isn’t confusing enough, people like to throw around acronyms and nicknames like S&P, bull, bear, NASDAQ, WTF, DOW, IDK. It’s like they have a secret club, with all these secret passwords, and they won’t let you in the treehouse because you don’t know them.
I’m breaking down investing basics — check it out!Read More
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that student loans are the wooooorrrrssstttttttt” - Jane Austen
Learn how this family is thriving while paying off ALMOST $1 MILLION in debt. It’s a special guest post that (spoiler alert) talks about a tooth vending machine. Check it out!Read More
Oh, you’ve never crawled over a console of coffee mugs, pens and Taylor Swift CDs in order to exit your own vehicle via the passenger door? Never done that in front of an audience? MUST BE NICE. Read about my latest car conundrum, and how we dealt with this unexpected maintenance cost.Read More
A can opener almost made me lose my mind. And that’s when I decided to take a long look at my finance goals overall and question whether or not my money plans were in perspective. The two are related, I promise. Here’s how I think you should keep your big-picture money goal at the forefront.Read More
Does Venmo cost me any money? How can I avoid Venmo fees? Why is Chad hanging out with Monica and why is she sending him money for drinks?!?!?!?!?!? Learn how Venmo is affecting you and your bank account now!Read More
“Just because you’re little, you can do a lot/You mustn’t let a little thing like little stop you.” Read how THIS and other inspiration about life and money comes straight from one of my favorite books/musicals. Oh, you don’t think children’s stories are the basis on which financial plans should be founded? Think again, maggot.Read More
I interviewed the robot trying to take my job. And you know what? I’m thoroughly convinced my job is safe. Do you think artificial intelligence is a threat to your job? Should we all move to the woods and bury money in the yard?Read More
Instead of using your HSA for qualified medical expenses, you can cashflow those costs — meaning you pay out of your regular ol’ savings account. If your HSA is smartly invested, it can stay put and continue to grow. Learn how to get started!Read More
I’m naturally a saver. I want to find the most value in everything I purchase, even when it comes to once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a honeymoon. So why would I pay nearly double the amount as necessary for our plane tickets? I’m a bit of a travel hack skeptic, and I’ll tell you why.Read More
My early career in arts and entertainment took me all over, even internationally. I met cool people and learned how to apply eyeliner well below the lash line to accentuate eyes, which will definitely come in handy in the real world.
Finances are a SORELY lacking subject in a performer’s education. But here’s what I have to say looking back on my time in the biz.