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.


Self-Improvement and Privilege

It’s nice to think that anyone can engage in self-improvement. Unfortunately, while there are a few things most people can do, a lot of what we view as self-improvement requires financial privilege. Twice a month, I visit with a therapist. She helps me navigate deep work on myself. I learn about my programming, what’s holding

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Personal Finance, Politics, and Race

Yes, personal finance is political. If you know me, you’re well aware that I do a lot of work around how various policies impact people’s money as well as their lives. It’s nice to say something like, “Focus on personal finance and stay away from politics!” However, the policies enacted by city, state, and federal

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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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Feeling Bad About Money: Stock Market Drop Edition

Here’s the thing. Some stuff that happens is ok for me. Like a stock market drop. I don’t actively wish for it to go down like this. But I’m not sad when it does. And that makes me feel bad. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the last week has been pretty much a

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My Emergency Fund: Taxable Investment Account

Updated January 1, 2020 I’ve turned a taxable investment account into my emergency fund. There are a couple of things that I “know” as someone who writes about personal finance for my “job.” I’m not supposed to be using a taxable investment account until my tax-advantaged retirement accounts are maxed out. And my emergency fund

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Listen to Me! Interviews with Chris Gaddis and PT Money

Over the summer, I’ve been interviewed twice. For one interview, I’m just talking about blog posts that have appeared on blogs I write for, and sharing some of the tips. The other interview is about my life as a freelance writer, and how I run my work from home business. If you have an hour

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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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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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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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