You’ve heard the expression countless times: Paying rent is like flushing money down the toilet. I get it. There are strong reasons for purchasing a home. But lately, the case for renting has been strengthening. If you need more convincing, I offer some additional talking points.
If you’ve been keeping up with me on the podcast and Instagram, you may have heard/seen some of the craziness that is my life. In case not, here is a sampling of my work and play in the last month. I must say, while the entrepreneur life comes with its own set of doubts and risks, I wholly enjoy the many, many extraordinary opportunities I get to experience.
With rising employment, more Americans are earning a steady paycheck, but much of that money is going both unspent and not invested — leaving banks brimming with cash. I stopped by “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the trend and some ways people can invest that extra money.
Summer can be a pricey time of year after factoring in vacations, entertaining the kids and running the A/C on extra high. Whether you plan to travel afar or stay local this summer, these 9 money-saving tips and tricks can help keep more money in your bank account.
Back in December, I had the opportunity to review Ken’s financial profile. He’s an airline pilot who earns about $100,000 a year. At 36 years old, his main financial gripe is that he’s tired of carrying around his $45,000 student loan debt. (Can you blame him?) I followed up with him to see how he’s doing six months after we last connected.
Earlier this month I had a major #fangirl moment when I teamed up with New York Times bestselling author and Girlboss founder Sophia Amoruso to share in a very special money event. In partnership with Mint, Sophia and I hosted a panel of four trailblazing entrepreneurs to have an “impolite” conversation about money. If you missed the event, I’m sharing my 5 favorite money rules we discussed.
Debt got you down? Overextended borrowers that don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel may be relieved to know that they can negotiate to pay a fraction of what they owe to creditors. It’s called debt settlement. But the process comes with caveats. What you need to know first and how to negotiate debt payments in my latest Mint blog post.
Sunday was National Splurge Day. For me, that means opting for Lyft as opposed to the subway but for others that means splurging for a vacation home, sports car or even a boat. In my latest Mint blog post I break down what you need to know first before springing for one of these luxury items.
It’s counterintuitive the way some might think to raise their kids. After all, it’s not exactly America’s cultural norm to speak openly about money, which is considered more of a taboo topic amongst friends and family than religion or politics. On the Mint blog I share some counterintuitive advice on raising money savvy kids.
You’re a goody-two-shoes saver. Your partner’s a wild spender. You’re obsessed with investing. He doesn’t know the difference between ROTH and traditional IRAs. If you’re dating your financial opposite, I share some tips on how to find common ground.