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Feminist Financier

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Name:
The Feminist Financier
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
women and money, career advice, investing, early retirement, financial independence, gender equality
Start Year:
2017

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$1,343,421.00
Location:
Washington, D.C., United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Consultant

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Latest Blog Posts

I am lucky. I grew up in a household where we talked about money. I was raised in a middle-class, Midwestern suburb, and I credit Momma and Papa Financier for so, so much, particularly when it comes to my relationship with money.  In the 80’s, we faced times where my father’s work (tied to the Detroit auto industry) slowed down, and that often meant my parents worked more while the entire ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 5:07 AM
One of the most fabulous things about exploring the world of personal finance is meeting other money-minded gurus. On Twitter, I follow loads of personal finance bloggers, advisors, and money mavens. There’s the practical benefit; a constant flow of interesting perspective on money and there’s also the benefit of being part of (and contributing to) a community.  One of the finance writers I’ve had the chance to meet (virtually) is Emily ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 9:16 AM
Money mistakes - we all make them, don’t we? Some are bigger than others. This one's a doozy. In late 2004, Mr. Financier and I got swept up in the housing bubble. We were in the Washington, D.C. area and struggling to afford this expensive city. So, we did what every young couple should do - buy a home. (Please read that with the full sarcasm with which it was intended.)  Colleagues, ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 9:23 AM
Wealth is created in the space between your income and expenses. If you’re interested in growing wealth, I suggest you grow your income and manage your expenses. If you’re like me, you enjoy increasing income more than reducing costs. But, if you don’t keep an eye on your expenses it is very easy to over-spend.  I believe the most efficient way to manage your expenses is to find a budgeting method ...
Posted: Jun 30 2017 @ 8:46 AM
There aren’t many people in my life that know about my goal to retire by 45. While I love to talk about money and personal finance, only a few people know I’m spending most of my money trying to reach financial freedom (the point at which our investments produce enough regular income to cover our expenses).  That said, when I get brave enough to share, one of the common reactions is ...
Posted: Jun 24 2017 @ 11:51 AM
I get incredibly excited about the idea of creating a retirement budget. It is a chance to imagine my life at a point when I no longer have to work and can fill my time as I choose. I think about my retirement budget as a “financial freedom budget;" I aim to stop working a traditional job (or before) I reach the age of 45. Those that know about my ...
Posted: Jun 16 2017 @ 7:59 AM
To me, financial freedom is the most glorious phrase - even better than free Manolos. What is financial freedom? It is the point at which our assets (investments and income from real estate, for example) produce enough regular income to cover our expenses. I find the idea magical! Financial freedom means we’ve invested so much that our own money has turned into our primary source of income. At this point, we ...
Posted: Jun 09 2017 @ 9:25 AM
If you've decided to work with a financial planner, selecting the right person (or team) for you will take some effort. Remember, financial experts come in many forms. Source recommendations from family and friends. If they’ve had a great, long-term advisor you should add that expert to your list. Other professionals in your network, like attorneys, insurance agents, and physicians can also be a good source for recommendations. But don’t ...
Posted: Jun 04 2017 @ 10:02 AM
Personal finance can feel overwhelming. An insightful article in The Atlantic explored financial literacy and reported, “While Americans are not expected to manage their own legal cases or medical conditions, they are expected to manage their own finances.” I’m curious - who do you trust for financial advice? Are they knowledgeable, experienced, and on strong financial footing themselves? The wealthy often teach positive and valuable money habits to their children. But ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 5:46 PM
I grew up in the great mountaineering state of Michigan*. (/Sarcasm: the highest point in Michigan is Mount Arvon at 1,979 feet.) I live fewer than 200 feet above sea level in the DC area. Yet, I'm an amateur mountaineer. It all started in 2011; I stumbled across the book, No Shortcuts to the Top, by famed mountaineer Ed Viesturs at the local library. The book detailed Ed’s experiences in ...
Posted: May 21 2017 @ 11:57 AM

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