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one simple action to get ahead in business (& in life)

one simple action to get ahead in business (& in life)

If you’re anything like me, your world seems to reside in a state of constant movement. I work 50 hours per week at my full-time job, spend my spare time renovating properties or working on my business, and somehow manage to squeeze in time to pop a Stouffeur’s in the oven for the Keithster and I while we drink wine on the couch & catch-up on our day.

It’s like being the child of Olivia Pope & Leslie Knope in the best & worst kinds of way.

how to invest when you're self-employed

how to invest when you're self-employed

While it seems like 401(k)s are more popular than Instagram pics of Starbucks cups (oh, hey, Pumpkin Spice Latte…I see you’re back), the data shows otherwise. In fact, over 31% of American households don’t have access to a plan like a 401(k) to save for retirement. And a majority of those are most likely made up of people just like you.

The wild ones. Creatives. Risk takers. Uber successful entrepreneurs kicking a$$ and taking names.

But just because you’re rolling in the dough now doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give thought to your own retirement. This still needs to be a priority for you just like it was back in your days when you played Corporate Barbie for 9 hours a day, 5 days a week.

the #1 way to protect yourself in the case of a data breach

I actually found out about the Equifax data breach on Twitter (because, you know, that’s where I get all my news), and while many brushed this off as another case of potential identity theft in a time of many, I knew it was so much more than that. And it got even worse when I verified that I was one of the 143 million people who had had their information compromised. Oy vey.

why i'm choosing not to pay off my mortgage early

Exactly 4 years ago around this time at the ripe old age of 26, I was smack dab in the middle of house-hunting. I had been saving for a down payment for a few years and had finally hit my goal, so off I went into the world of starter homes and cute bungalows to find a house for this single gal that would be mine and all mine.  Well, mine and the bank’s.  At least for 15 years.

Luckily I didn’t have to deal with some of the house-hunting nightmares that others have had to endure, and I found a cute little place in the area I wanted for a great price.  We were still coming out of the recession so it was a buyer’s market, and with interest rates so low, I jumped at the deal.