Category Archives: Personal Finance

Making Your Credit Cards Work for You

I have promised to write about how I use credit card rewards for maximum effect. I am not an expert at this and I’m sure I miss out on some opportunities; if you want to wring every last bit of … Continue reading

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Finishing Thoughts on My CFP® Journey

In the fall of 2013, I decided to use my G.I. Bill entitlement to enroll in the College for Financial Planning’s CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) certificate course. I slowly made my way through the six courses: Financial Planning Process and Insurance, … Continue reading

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Set a Goal for 2016: Create a Home Inventory

Imagine going through your entire house, videoing all of your possessions and also recording serial numbers, gathering receipts, and recording monetary values of the big ticket items. Have your eyes glazed over? Does it sound like a great idea, but … Continue reading

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The Future, Now

As I was kicking off my shoes the other morning after a particularly intense Insanity workout, it occurred to me that by not taking the time to untie my sneakers, I was being a jerk to Future Anjali. So I … Continue reading

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Freelancers, I’m Looking At You

I am a freelance musician; therefore, I know lots of other freelance musicians. If I had a dollar for every time I hear someone say that they mean to keep better records this year (as tax season approaches), my husband … Continue reading

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The Wonder of YNAB

Introduction You Need a Budget, aka YNAB, is the most important and most impactful program that I have ever bought. It sounds like hyperbole to say that this program has been life-changing, but it is no less than the truth. YNAB … Continue reading

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Personal Finance

I have decided to add a section to my blog for posts about finances, and I figured that I’d better write at least one post so the link doesn’t lead to nowhere! About 16 months ago, I started the CFP (Certified … Continue reading

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