A financial Spring cleaning checklist

If you’re in the Northeast like I am, you’re ready for spring. Even though we’re expecting 4-8 inches of snow in the next few days, spring is here. While the weather hasn’t turned yet, the calendar and the clocks have, and it’s time for some Spring cleaning. “Cleaning” in the financial sense is more so … Continue reading A financial Spring cleaning checklist

The emotions of budgeting

It can be disheartening and discouraging for a few reasons the first time you sit down to budget. First of all, in our case, we looked at the money and just said… where the hell has all of this money gone? How is it that we’ve made all this money for this period of time … Continue reading The emotions of budgeting

3 Reasons to celebrate when the market goes down

Volatility is back!  And that is a very good thing for the stock market. As a 26 year old, I have seen very little market volatility in my investing lifetime.  You wouldn't know that if you happen to get a day off work and sit around and watch CNBC all day. The talking heads to … Continue reading 3 Reasons to celebrate when the market goes down

Why being broke isn’t the same as being poor

I recently had a conversation with a friend that not only upset me, but really got me thinking about the general attitude surrounding money today. A close friend of mine, who is a physical therapist, told me about a conversation he’d overheard at work.   He overheard a co-worker telling her story of going to see … Continue reading Why being broke isn’t the same as being poor

You are not a victim, and everything is your fault.

While that may cause some of you to recoil, I’d like to explain why, in my opinion, that’s the most empowering phrase in the English language. How different could your life be if you approached every situation you found yourself in with that assumption? Now I certainly don’t mean to extend that line of thought … Continue reading You are not a victim, and everything is your fault.