I wish I had a financial advisor as a kid

March 27, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you know I have had my share of financial struggles in the past.  I don’t regret my financial mistakes as a teenager and in my 20s because they made me into the responsible adult I am today.  However I do wish that I learned the easy way how to manage my […]

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Strange and Unusual Taxes!

March 26, 2014

[Guest author today] The tax season is fast approaching. April 15th either marks a day of doom for those who procrastinate, or a day of relief for those who successfully filed those pesky financial details. Regardless of your attitude towards the day, it will come and go as it always does. Taxes are practically a […]

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Don’t be a money moron

March 26, 2014

“Money morons are the leading cause of ruined relationships.” –Gail Vaz-Oxlade Good morning Dinks.  As a financial planner I am not a huge fan of money shows from other money experts.  I feel it’s like staring into the looking glass watching myself at work all day and I don’t want to do that.  However on […]

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I don’t love everything about money, it’s true.

March 24, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I know that I’m only 33 years old but I see a huge difference in my life between now and when I look back to myself in my 20s.  I know that we all change as we get older but I thought it would be a gradual progression.  I didn’t think that […]

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Weekly roundup: Sunshine and the outdoors

March 21, 2014

(This is a photo from my trip to Boston) Happy Friday Dinks.  It’s Friday and I can tell you after a week of being sick, a week of being injured and a week of recovering from my trip to Boston I am happy to say I’m finally feeling like myself again. I plan to make […]

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Money lessons learned from The People’s Court

March 20, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Last week I was really sick.  I was flat out in bed for five days and I couldn’t even roll over because it made me want to be sick.  I couldn’t do much except watch a lot of TV and a lot of Netflix.  I have a personal confession.  I am really […]

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Overcoming My Fear of Spending Money

March 19, 2014

At university, money was always a problem. I was always flat out broke and in order to sustain myself, I had to work, a lot. Bars, shops, coffee houses –anywhere to get some extra cash. At the beginning and end of each month, I remember scrawling manic calculations on the back of notebooks and lecture […]

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4 things I always do with my money

March 19, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I know I talk a lot about what not to do with your money.  Avoid making the same mistakes I did etc.  It’s no secret I’ve had a troubled money past and I am very proud I overcame my struggles.  Now it’s time to take a positive spin on the subject and […]

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What to do if your family doesn’t like your spouse?

March 17, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I know we love to talk about our spouses here and I am lucky that I have a really great boyfriend.  That’s not to say we don’t have our moments of friction, but overall I feel blessed.  My boyfriend Nick takes care of me when I’m sick, he makes me laugh when […]

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