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

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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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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Investing

Before You Invest in Gold, Know What You're Getting Into

People love investing in gold. It's tangible, and it's been considered “pure” money for millennia. But you still need to tread carefully before you invest in gold. Anytime you invest in anything, it's important to do your homework. You should understand how investment works and some of the fundamental forces influencing it. And you should

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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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Career

Income Inequality: Hard Work Doesn't Mean Wealth

One of the basic tenets of our society is this: If you work hard, you'll be able to earn a living. People often equate working hard with wealth. If you aren't rich, you just haven't worked hard enough. Those in the middle class who insist that tax breaks for the rich will benefit everyone often

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Home Business

Freelance Lifestyle: What to Do With a Family Vacation

Even though your family may have the day off, the freelance lifestyle might mean you have work to do. As Christmas approaches and I get ready to travel, I'm reminded that sometimes the freelance lifestyle doesn't always lead to the same relaxation and time off you get with a “real” job. Running a home business,

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Start Freelancing: All You Need is a Laptop and Wi-Fi

 Ready to start freelancing? You can do it from anywhere, as long as you have a laptop and Wi-Fi. Right now, I'm sitting in a hotel room in Los Angeles. I'm hundreds of miles away from home, but I'm still getting some work done. I am working on a restricted schedule, but working nonetheless. And

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Starting a Home Business: Offering a Product vs. Service

How to decide whether to offer a product vs. service from your home business. Many people have a definite desire to work from home, especially as a business owner. While telecommuting is gaining in popularity, it's still working for “the man.” Instead, the real dream is being your own boss and owning a home business.

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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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