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A Script That Will Make You Better With Money

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   "I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute." Warren Buffett Your money situation isn’t as much about dollars and cents as you think it...

What Should You Do When the Stock Market Goes Down?

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   October is usually my favorite month: leaves changing color, pumpkin everything, and crisp clear mornings. I love October. But this year I was sick — or dealing with a sick baby...

Should You Go to Grad School? Here’s How to Decide.

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   Back in 2009, I was pretty unhappy in my career and wanted to make a change. I had just passed the CPA exam and instead of celebrating this milestone, I realized that I didn’t...

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**Update: No longer accepting applications! This community is amazing and I've had so many wonderful people reach out over the past few days. I'm sifting through emails and resumes now and I'm afraid I can't accept any more applications!** Like personal finance?...

Should You Hire a Financial Advisor?

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   I love fielding questions from readers (seriously love, so send them to me!). One of the most asked questions is around hiring a professional. Whether it’s because someone wants...

Two Easy Ways to Start Investing

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   This is part 3 of a 4 part series on investing: Why Should I invest? What’s the fee? We hear about fees all the time. What should you really look for? Options to DIY it: the...

WTF: what’s the fee? And why do I care?

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   Anyone who knows me knows that I love a deal. I’m definitely not cheap, but it drives me nuts to pay more than I have to for something. I’m the person who looks around the...

Why Should I Invest?

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   This is going to be part of a 4 part series on investing: Why Should I invest? What’s the fee? We hear about fees all the time. What should you really look for? Options to DIY...

How to Negotiate Anything… Pretty Much

Five years ago Jordan’s MBA program was headed to Russia and I was completely jealous. I’d never been. The way his work schedule fell, he was able to go 10 days early to travel and explore. I desperately wanted to go and we started sketching out what a trip would look...

March Financial Goals Update: How I Make More Money

When Jordan and I sat down to make our goals for 2018, we knew this would be a big year. “Make more money” isn’t a unique goal but the goal was intrinsic to enabling our live bigger goals. We were expecting our first child in March, we are saving up to build a home on...

Make the Pay Gap Personal

Last week Jordan and I were thrilled to welcome little Henry Ellis into our family. He’s our first child and well, let’s just say I had no idea what to expect. These last 10 days have been a whirlwind and after an extended stay in a hospital room that costs more than...

Why We Chose The Nevada 529 Plan and How Much We’re Saving

I’ve written a lot about opening a 529 plan this year because Jordan and I are expecting our first child (or, depending on when I publish this, our first child might already be here. Weird.) Though I laid out the basics of a 529 plan in this video and post, the...

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