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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...

What is a 529 Plan?

With our first child on the way, I wanted to be sure that we had our bases covered when it came to college savings. It's a big deal (and an even bigger expense!) and I really didn't want to make the wrong decision. After combing through way too much information on 529...

Gellerholz Books – Selling Books on Amazon

If you've ever wondered who these people are that sell their things on Amazon and become rich in the process, I'm here with a reality check: it's really, really hard to make money selling things in this competitive marketplace. While I started this little side hustle...

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

  Join the Project! Everything you need to be smarter with your money, delivered weekly.   Personal Capital’s free tool was built for the person who wants to GSD   I make it no secret that I’m a little disorganized with my money. Or, I should say I was disorganized...

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...

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