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  • Takeaways from “Tidy Up”

    Takeaways from “Tidy Up”

    If you’ve watched the newest Netflix sensation “Tidy Up with Marie Kondo,” then you are familiar with the term “spark joy.” In the series, renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo tries to help people declutter their homes and ultimately their lives by using her KonMari Method. The show inspired me to purge and organize my own…
  • Level Up in Your Career with Tuition Reimbursement

    Level Up in Your Career with Tuition Reimbursement

    “$1.5 triiiillion dollars…” – said in my Austin Powers voice. Yep, trillion with a “T.” According to Forbes, 44 million borrowers in the U.S. collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt.
    Avoid debt – that’s one reason many working professionals choose not to pursue higher education. Although for many, raising your level…
  • 3 Unexpected Home Expenses

    3 Unexpected Home Expenses

    So, you’ve purchased your first home. Congratulations! As a fellow homeowner, I wanted to share a few things I wish I had known prior to purchasing.
     
    1. A pretty yard can cost a pretty penny
    I’ve always envisioned a yard with beautiful landscaping but failed to realize how expensive it can…
  • 5 Ways Finances Are Like a Newborn

    5 Ways Finances Are Like a Newborn

    1. No Instructions
    When the nurse handed me my newborn baby, she did not include an instruction manual. The same can be said for your first paycheck. The number one question I hear when I teach financial wellness is “Why didn’t anyone teach me this in school?” Unfortunately, personal finance is often omitted in…
  • Saving for Retirement - The Sooner You Start, the Better Off You'll Be

    Saving for Retirement - The Sooner You Start, the Better Off You'll Be

    Retirement—it’s not a word you think much about when you’re young. After all, that’s something that happens when you get OLD.
    “But what about Social Security?” you might ask. “Isn’t that going that going to be all I’ll need?” Well, since the Social Security system was designed to supplement our other retirement savings, we…
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