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February 14, 2019
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Should you Take Investment Advice From a Teller?

In Part 3 of my Are You Financially Literate? series, we’re tackling taking investment advice from a bank teller: Yea or nay? Here’s the question I […]
February 8, 2019

How to Get the Best Deal For Your Mortgage Renewal

In my last blog post, I shared a short  financial literacy quiz. As promised in the post, I’m tackling each question in turn. The very first question […]
January 25, 2019
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Are You Financially Literate?

When people learn that I am a financial literacy educator, they typically respond in one of two ways: “We certainly need more of that, especially for […]
January 16, 2019
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What Are Your Money Rules?

Remember when you were growing up and life seemed to be full of rules? Take off your shoes before coming into the house. Don’t speak with […]
December 14, 2018

How to Develop a Credit Score With or Without a Credit Card

You’re just starting out on your own or you’re new to the country and you need to build a credit profile, but you have no loans […]
November 29, 2018

The Art of Not Giving Up on Yourself

In October, I got an email from a Women’s Money Group member that moved me. Here’s part of what she said*: “Last month I left with […]
October 16, 2018

Why Living Within Your Means Isn’t Enough

Sally was frustrated. She reached out to me because she is worried that she’s not saving enough for retirement, nor does she have much in terms […]
September 27, 2018

A Financial Hack to Determine Affordability and Best Outcomes

Most of the time, when we’re considering spending a fair chunk of money on an item or an experience, we look to our bank account or […]
September 12, 2018
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How much is financial neglect costing you?

Anna* was surprised by what she found when she started digging into the less obvious details of her finances. Anna is a professional who works with […]
September 7, 2018

Investing: On Ownership, Volatility, and Teenagers

Welcome to Part Two of Investing’s Two Basic Options. In my previous blog post, I looked at the first option in investing: lending money. Today, let’s tackle […]
August 31, 2018

Investing Boils Down to Two Basic Options

When I stepped out of the house at 6 am today, I gasped. It was 13 degrees!! (In American-speak, that’s 55 degrees.) The day before, it […]