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. 

Get started as an investor at some of my favorite places

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.


The Power of Money Mediocrity — Celebrate Financial Progress

It's so easy to get caught up in big monthly income numbers or aggressive debt reduction. But, really, we should start by looking at financial progress — and celebrating our money mediocrity. My money journey is one of startling mediocrity. I didn't pay off an astounding amount of debt in a short time. My income's

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How I (Don't) Budget — All About My Spending Plan

I'm asked constantly about how I budget. I kinda don't. This gal is all about the spending plan. A long time ago, I decided that I didn't like to budget. There's a lot to unpack with the word budget and it's never done it for me. However, one of the most common questions I get from

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Diving Head-First into Investing: A First-Timer's Guide to Trading

I'm not into active trading. In fact, I'm all about indexing. I'm the world's most boring investor. However, I've had some questions about trading recently. So I've put together this little guide to trading. Current market volatility has many would-be investors skeptical about investing. Yet, the swings are simply part of the markets — ultimately

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Ladies: 3 Essential Ways to Invest in Your Future

Too often, we as women neglect to invest in ourselves. It's vital that you invest in your future. Here are three investments you should be making. In March 2016, the National Institute on Retirement Security released findings that indicate women are 80% more likely than men to live in poverty during retirement. For many of

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How to Find the Money to Start Investing

You might be surprised at how little it takes to invest. Here's how to find the money to start investing. Every day I receive email questions from readers. Usually, I fire off a quick response and move on. Sometimes, though, I get a number of questions that are very similar. Recently, the subject of investing

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Listen to Me Plug My Book — And Win a Free Copy!

In an effort to help sell copies of the book I co-authored with Robyn Tippins, I've done a couple of stints on Blog Talk Radio shows. It's been great, and I've enjoyed it. We were on Wayne Hurlbert's Blog Business World. Earlier today we were on The Power Connection with Marie Pijanowski. You can listen

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Social Media is the Bane of My Existence

I'm a writer. I'd like to just write. However, I write for an audience that is mostly online. Most of my writing is for blogs. And that means SOCIAL MEDIA. It means that I spend time each day submitting articles to various sites, and tweeting what's been published. (And, of course, having my Twitter feed

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Shameless Self Promotion: Go Buy My Book Edition

I co-wrote a book. It's called Community 101: How to grow an online community. It's out now. You can get it at the publisher, Happy About, at a discount, in paperback or ebook. It's also available in a Kindle version on Amazon. At any rate, here is some of what I've been doing, around the

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Home Business

Create a Home Office You?ll be Proud to Work in

Are you ready for a better home office? Here's how to set yourself up for success with the help of your workspace. Working from home offers amazing advantages. From a flexible schedule and no commute to being able to call your own shots and work on something you?re passionate about, it's little surprise so many

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How to Sell Your Ecommerce Store

When you've had a measure of success with your ecommerce store, you might be ready sell.? One of the questions I'm asked all the time is how to go about selling an ecommerce?store. An ecommerce storefront is a solution for many with home businesses. But at some point, you become successful enough, or you're ready

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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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