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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.

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

3 Affordable Hobbies to Try at Home

Finding hobbies to do at home are all the rage. If you keep mentally poking yourself and saying “I need a hobby,” then maybe it’s time to listen to that inner voice. This is a guest post from my friend Karen Cordaway. Her book, The Everyday Bucket List Book: 10 Steps to Bring More Exciting Experiences

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The Truth About Credit Scores — The Post You Asked For

Here's the truth about credit scores, how they work, and why they don't seem to actually reflect your level of financial capability. Since writing about the way I accidentally destroyed my credit, I've had a lot of questions about credit scores and how they work. Let's take a look at the truth about credit scores

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Investing

How to Determine Your Investing Priorities

As you put together an investing plan, you need to know your priorities. Here's how to set your investing priorities. I like to think of my money as a resource that I can direct to accomplish different goals. One of the many foundational pieces of my finances is investing. I like to use investing as

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Money Q&A: COVID-19, Stock Market Crash, and Emergencies

I've had an influx of questions from readers in the last two weeks. Luckily a lot of them can be divided into categories and I can just answer them at once. Here's a money Q&A about COVID-19, stock market crashes and preparing for emergencies. Oh hai there. It's been a crazy couple of weeks, with

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Career

When Women Earn More: Can This Destroy Your Marriage?

When Women Earn More: Can This Destroy Your Marriage? Something I wrote over at PlantingMoneySeeds today. As a woman, could your earning power put your marriage at risk? My marriage seems fine. But then, my husband is “man enough” to be happy with my earning power…

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#FINCON11, Hard Choices and What's Next

I've had a week to absorb what I learned at the Financial Blogger Conference, and reflect on what I want to do next.  (If you are interested in the slides, you can find them on the FINCON web site.) J.D. Roth asked us all to think about why we write. Pat Flynn told us to

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Be Your Own Boss! Buy Our System!

The other day, I took a check (yes, some people pay me with paper checks, in spite of my efforts to get everything taken care of electronically) to the bank. We went through the drive up, and right there, below the clear plastic chamber, was taped an inspiring flier. Work from HOME! I already work

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Home Business

3 Tips For Setting Up Your New Office

At some point, your home business may grow into an out-of-home business. When that day comes, consider these three tips for setting up your new office. I recently moved my home office to a new room, completely redid the setup, and got a new desk. I love my new situation. However, it also got me

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5 Tips for Designing a Business Logo

Ready to launch your business? Here are a few tips for designing a business logo. I've got a logo for this website. And I've got a logo ? sort of ? that I use for my freelancing website. But I haven't really sat down and thought about what I want for a logo for my

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Should You Buy A Franchise Or Start Your Own Business?

One of the best ways to diversify your income is to start your own business. However, that can be time-intensive and have the possibility of failure. Another way to be your own boss is to buy a franchise. Here's how to decide. In the early years of running a business, you may stay up at

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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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