How Many Savings Accounts Should I have?

How Many Savings Accounts Should I have?

A few years ago I was at a friend’s going away party and she pulled me over to meet her mom. When she introduced me, her mom instantly replied, “Oh you’re the one who helped Lauren set up all of her savings accounts!” Errr….I guess so? Is that really how I want to be...
How To Spend Money Wisely

How To Spend Money Wisely

I’ve always had a hard time reading personal finance sites because I feel like 90% of the content doesn’t relate to me. Yes, I like money, but I hate budgeting and I don’t like focusing on cheap finds (though I’ll certainly take a deal when I find one). For a while, I...
I negotiated our rent. And it feels amazing.

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...
Why Money Is So Important In Your Career

Why Money Is So Important In Your Career

I was at dinner a couple of months ago with a group of ladies I’d just met. As we were getting to know each other, the conversation turned to what we all did for work. When I shared that I help women make the best money and career decisions they can make, the...
A simple phrase to take control of your time and your money

A simple phrase to take control of your time and your money

Though I’m great with money, there has been one thing that has been my achilles heel for years: saying no in social situations. I don’t really budget (see: the non-budget, budget) and I rely on spending mindfully. But that mindful spending goes out the window when I...
A Budget For People Who Hate Budgeting

A Budget For People Who Hate Budgeting

Here’s a secret that would probably shock most of my friends: I loathe budgeting. Even though I’m a CPA and have an odd obsession with spreadsheets, I can’t track where things go. I’m not detail oriented. And even with apps and programs (which I’ll use occasionally to...