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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.

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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 I Save Money on Travel

I travel much more than the average person. I’m often asked how I do it. Some of it’s my travel fund. But I also save money on travel through other strategies. I’ve never been much of a penny pincher. Even during the days I was forced to pinch pennies, I didn’t like doing it. I

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My Last Minute Tax Break: HSA Contribution

Want a sweet last-minute tax break? Contribute to your Health Savings Account. I love my Health Savings Account. Not only is there a tax deduction involved, but the money can be withdrawn tax-free at anytime, as long as you use it for qualified health care expenses. You get a tax deduction, and your money grows

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My End-of-Year Financial Checklist

Now that the year is coming to a close, it’s time to think about your financial task list. Check out my end-of-year financial checklist to help you get things squared away. Welcome to December, my friends. I’ve been paying the ADHD tax this year, but I’m trying to get back on track. And part of

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Investing

Travel Fund: Investing for Short-Term Goals

It’s not often that we think of investing for short-term goals like a travel fund. Too often, that money sits in a cash account, earning meager interest. Back in 2015, I was able to make a fresh start with my life. As part of my overhaul, I also changed things up with my finances and

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Want Another Tax-Advantaged Investment? Try a Health Savings Account

I love my Health Savings Account. I get the ultimate in tax-advantaged investing. There are three main, unavoidable forces eroding your wealth over time: Taxes Inflation Fees You can’t stop these forces from reducing your real investment returns over time, but you can minimize them. There are ways to reduce your exposure to inflation risk.

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Understanding Your Risk Tolerance

You’ll make better investing decisions if you understand your risk tolerance. “Know thyself” is one of the great admonitions of all time. Before you start investing, it’s a good idea to take a look at yourself and understand the level of risk you can handle. Once you understand your risk tolerance, you’ll make better investing

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Career

Income Inequality: Hard Work Doesn’t Mean Wealth

Income inequality is a harsh reality in today’s society. And it’s not improving much. 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

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As a WAHM, What’s My Schedule

I’ve had a few people ask me what my daily schedule is as a professional blogging work from home mom (WAHM). Here you are. Keep in mind, though, that it’s approximate. If there’s anything any WAHM knows, the schedule almost always needs to be tweaked. Or thrown out completely. My usual WAHM schedule Sometime between

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Home Business

Paying the ADHD Tax

We don’t always talk about how some type of neurodivergence, like ADHD, can impact finances. But the ADHD tax is real. I had an amazing summer. It was AHHHHHH-MAZE-ING. Retreats, retreats, and more retreats Technically, it started at the end of April, when a dear friend and fellow content creator came to visit for a

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What You Need for a Good Business Plan

A business plan can help you set a constructive direction for your home business. When you are starting a home business, it’s easy to just jump in and have at it. However, after a while, you get bogged down. Especially if you aren’t sure where to go next. At some point within the first year

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