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How I Started My Side Hustle: The Step By Step Guide

Way back in 2015 I was in a miserable job that I hated. I was on a path that wasn’t right for me. I needed out, and quickly. I needed a side hustle. Now I know that, thankfully, not everyone hates their job. But hating your job isn’t the only reason to start a side...

Personal Capital Tutorial and Review

I make it no secret that I’m a little disorganized with my money. Or, I should say I was disorganized before I put some systems in place to help me not be such a mess. (You can see the full post here and get the guide here on how Jordan and I organize our money) I’ve...

January Book Review: What If It Does Work Out?

Every year I make the vague resolve to read more. Then halfway through the year, I realize I’ve only picked up a handful of books, most of which constitute beach reads. I’m not knocking beach reads, we need them. But there is also something important about reading...

The Pocket Guide To Investing

A few months ago I was helping a friend set up her investment account. As I was walking her through her options, I realized that the words coming out of my mouth sounded...obnoxious. “You’ll want to make sure you have proper diversification. What’s your risk...

A Negotiation Mistake That Costs More Than $1 million

Last year, when putting together my negotiation course and teaching workshops, I included a stat about how a small difference in salary could add up to over $1 million in lost earnings over the course of a career. Specifically, how a $7,000 salary difference could add...

The Best Way to Invest Money for the Short and Mid-Term

Let’s be honest: saving for an emergency fund or for retirement can be a bit, well, boring. Maybe you don’t think so but I’m totally unenthused by those two (very important) things. But the short-term and mid-term goals? That’s where I think the fun is. Maybe it’s...

Investing for Beginners: 2 Questions To Ask

When Jordan and I were saving to buy a house, we couldn’t agree on where to keep the money we were slowly stashing away. Do we keep it in savings? Do we invest it? We couldn’t come to an agreement because though we are both equally knowledgeable, we view risk very...

Investing For Beginners: A Stupid Mistake Cost Us $16K

My first real introduction to investing was back at the end of 2008. It was a big year. The real estate market was crashing. The world was in a financial meltdown. And I was a cheeky 20-something who decided it seemed like the perfect time to make a quick buck in the...

Side Hustle Ideas That Actually Help Your Career

One of the things that really gets me riled up is looking at articles that claim to have great ideas for side hustles for women. The article is usually accompanied by a horrible stock image of a woman holding a baby while balancing a laptop. And the suggestions...

I Negotiated our Rent. And it Feels Amazing.

A few weeks ago we were served with a letter from an agent letting us know that our lease is up and rent is increasing. We had just a couple of days to decide if we were staying at the higher price or if we’d pack our bags and try something new. Honestly, I was...

When Should You Ask for a Raise?

Figuring out when you should ask for a raise can be confusing. And because of that, most people ask too late. So when should you ask for a raise? It’s all broken down here.

5 Negotiating Mistakes I’ve Made

Lucky for us, negotiation is a skill that can be learned. While I used to be the world’s worst negotiator (I can’t overemphasize how bad I was), I’ve learned from my mistakes. Here are 5 lessons I had to learn the hard way.

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