Year: 2017

15 Minutes a Week Can Change Your Relationship to Money

This post originally ran on Cinch “Sure, we can watch it right after I run my numbers,” I say to my boyfriend. It’s a common Sunday evening wind-down for the two of us. Dinner is finished, dishes done, the dog’s

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The True Value of a “Worthless” Degree

Wedged into a two-seater chairlift in Ellicottville, New York the anonymous skier to my right decided to strike up conversation during our three-minute commute to the top of the mountain. The conversation soon turned to what we did, as superficial conversations

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5 Things Millennials Need To Understand About Money In 2017

This piece originally ran on Forbes  We all know to pay yourself first, have an emergency fund, you can snowball or avalanche your way out of debt. There are plenty of personal finance clichés and idioms, and for good reason.

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Financial Cleanse: You Screw Up, Reset and Keep Going

Here we are at the end of a the 30-day Financial Cleanse. Similar to the time I had an ill-fated experience with a 3-day juice cleanse, there were cravings and one bout of binging (I “needed” those Cole Haan waterproof

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Reflecting on 4 Years as Broke Millennial

In the midst of writing under deadline for a client I glanced at my wall calendar and noticed the next day was January 24. Why did that date seem important? The question nagged in the back of my mind for a

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An Examination of Will Power: Money vs. Health

Sitting in my comfy desk chair with my feet firmly planted on the floor, hands clasped in my lap, a disembodied voice with an affected British accent tells me to do a scan of my body from head-to-toe. “Now note

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Taking Time to Recalibrate with a Financial Cleanse

With pen poised over a blank page, I struggled to ink my first goal for 2017. Granted, this may be partially attributed to the general pain I feel when marking the virgin pages of a fresh notebook. But I digress.

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