Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

It’s March, which means that the weather is turning warmer in many parts of the country, and it’s time for some Spring Cleaning in preparation for summer. Like our homes, our finances tend to get bogged down with dirt and clutter, and it’s a good idea to clean house at least once a year. What […]

5 Ways to Lose Me as a Customer With Your Website

It’s 2014, and for many people, your business website is one of the first ways we interact with your brand or service. If your website doesn’t deliver, I consciously (and subconsciously) assume you won’t either. But my customers aren’t the type to check websites first, you say, or the type of business I’m in doesn’t demand websites. 5 […]

Teaching Young Kids About Money: Here’s What I Do

As a parent of a 4-year-old and a personal finance blogger, people often ask me what kinds of lessons I try to teach my kids about money and whether 4 is just too early to make any kind of meaningful impact on a child’s financial future. I wholeheartedly disagree. The mantras, habits, and emotions kids […]

Developing a Product to Sell Online

For entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone just “trying to make a buck” on the side, one of the most useful and beneficial things about the Internet is the ability to develop and sell a product without a lot of middle men and “permission.” Products are evaluated and vetted not by the preferences of a […]

Could Side Gigs Hurt Your Career?

Side gigs, a.k.a. freelancing, moonlighting, side businesses, etc. are all the rage these days. It seems that every blogger writing about personal finance, career development, or just about anything else, is promoting and encouraging readers to start side gigs, particularly if those bloggers themselves have “made it big” with their online or offline business. On […]

The Power of Quarterly Goals for Your Money

If you’ve done any kind of planning, financial or otherwise, at any point in your life, you’ve likely hit an important question that can affect the success of those plans. That question has to do with timeframe–what’s too short and what’s too long? When it comes to life planning, I cap out setting “goals” at […]

This Blog in 2014

First of all, our family wishes you a happy and prosperous new year. 2013 was an exciting new year, full of changes and new opportunities, and 2014 promises to bring more of the same. You haven’t heard much from me last year, as our family settled into a new home and into a new routine […]