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

Is Financial Literacy REALLY Going to Save Us All?

Financial literacy is a great idea. The reality, though, is that it's probably not enough. In fact, the people who supposedly “need” it are probably better at money than you think. Ah, April. I wouldn't be a “good” personal finance blogger if I didn't write about financial literacy during Financial Literacy Month. We're in the middle

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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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Investing

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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Career

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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Shameless Self-Promotion: Earth Day Edition

Image via Wikipedia Today is Earth Day! As you know, I am concerned about the environment. (Although my feelings on the global climate change debate reflect annoyance.) We try to do what we can for the environment, and we teach our son to be respectful of the planet. But it doesn't have to be all

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Shameless Self-Promotion: Health Care Reform Edition

Unless you've been living a very secluded life, you are probably aware that last week marked the passage of a health care reform bill. I'm not jumping up and down with joy about it, but I guess it's a step forward, since, despite the hyperbole-filled claims of some, we will never see truly universal health

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Home Business

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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How to Outsource to the Right People

One of the best ways to get the most out of your time is to outsource. Here?s how to outsource to the right person. I?m a huge fan of outsourcing. I outsource different aspects of my business, from using a virtual assistant to schedule social media, to hiring someone else to produce my podcasts. I

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My favorite money tools and resources all in one post for you dive into. 

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