Start investing today

to cultivate your wealth and gain flexibility

I will send you first to my ultimate guide to investing. This is a resource that lays out all the details and answers your most pressing questions. 

It’s your best way to learn how to get started the way I did. Boring AF, yes.  But its worked well over the years and I get straight to the point. 

Financial wellness, because your well-being matters

Before we go any further into my best money tools and resources, I want to first acknowledge that money is personal and you will have your own unique journey. No matter what your past money mistakes, I also want you to know that by being here you are taking the first steps towards your financial well-being. 

In a nutshell here is how to start

Your best bet is to start with a robo-advisor and use index products. This is a good way to get a good start and begin building a portfolio while you learn about investing. Once you have a better handle on your risk tolerance, needs, and style, you can add individual equities, alternative investments, and try other assets to diversify your portfolio and add growth.

Below: A variety of investment platforms to meet a variety of needs, especially if you're interested in alternative investing.

Find Your Unique Path To Cultivate Wealth

with my financial priorities guide.

A blog to help you cultivate wealth and gain flexibility

a collection of guest posts, guides, and personal money stories

I don’t have an amazing get-out-of-debt story or a make-six-figures-a-month story. What I do have is accumulated knowledge, financial experiments, and plenty of mistakes. Over time, I’ve learned what works for me when it comes to using my financial resources to create a life I love. Check out my money blog for information about how I structure my finances and make the most of my money. Maybe you’ll find inspiration for your own money journey.

Finance

Want a Place to Live? Housing Costs Make It Tough

It’s almost a cliché at this point: The observation that housing costs are such that you can’t qualify for a mortgage of $900 per month, so you have to get an apartment at $1,200 per month.  Whether you live in a market where a mortgage costs less per month than a rental is beside the

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How to Get the Most Out of College

A college degree is expensive. If you’re going to attend university, you need to know how to get the most out of college. It’s tough out there for college students. The cost of tuition continues to rise. We’re still trying to figure out what student loan forgiveness might look like. It’s wildly popular, but the

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Investing

Are You Investing in Your Relationships?

Investing in your relationships can help you reap financial returns as well as personal returns. There are a number of ways to invest. Not all of them have to do with stocks or bonds or real estate. Indeed, there are a number of ways to view investments. The way you use your time is an

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3 Things You Can Do To Become a Better Investor

Are you ready to become a better investor? I’ve got you. Here’s what you can do to improve your investing game. No matter the time of year, now is always a good time to improve your finances. Investing, through calculated risks, is part of a comprehensive and successful financial plan. As you consider your investment plan, here

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Financial Literacy: My Favorite Books About Money

April is Financial Literacy Month. Many people ask me about my favorite resources, including books. Check out my favorite books about money. They’ll help you learn more about finances and help you take your money to the next level. As a personal finance writer, I’d be remiss if I didn’t have something related to financial

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Career

Small Business Credit Reality: Your Personal Credit Matters

Even though it’s nice to think that your small business credit is completely separate from your personal credit, the reality is that your personal credit does matter. One of the essential pieces of advice given to just about anyone who starts a home business — or any type of business — is that you need

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Breaking Down the “Minimum Wage Work Ethic”

We hear a lot about the “minimum wage work ethic.” But what is it? And are we kind of missing the point? Because, if we’re being honest, that minimum wage worker is probably working harder than you. Right now, there’s a lot of talk about workers making more on unemployment — at least temporarily due

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Home Business

How to Maintain Your Home Business Professionalism

When you work from home, projecting a professional image is especially important. Here’s how to maintain your home business professionalism. With many white-collar workers being forced back to the office, it’s become clear that the future of work hasn’t really changed. We had some hope, but it’s clear that the corporate masters want control over

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Small Business Credit Reality: Your Personal Credit Matters

Even though it’s nice to think that your small business credit is completely separate from your personal credit, the reality is that your personal credit does matter. One of the essential pieces of advice given to just about anyone who starts a home business — or any type of business — is that you need

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How to Create a Benefits Package as a Freelancer

As a freelancer, you don’t get paid vacation or employer-subsidized health care. Here’s how to create a benefits package as a freelancer. One of the most challenging aspects of being self-employed is replacing the benefits package you might have had when working in corporate America. In fact, before making the switch to freelancing full-time, it’s

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Make the Most of your money and find freedom

My favorite money tools and resources all in one post for you dive into. 

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