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Kathryn Hanna

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Making Your Money Matter
General Finance
Budgeting, Millennial
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Michigan, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)

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One of the most impactful first financial lessons includes the illustration of how compound interest works. Investing your money results in exponential rather than linear growth due to your earnings also earning money. There’s another very important lesson as well, though, that is often overlooked. This lesson centers on the varying potential for different types […] The post All Income Is Not Created Equal appeared first on Making Your Money Matter. ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 7:48 AM
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin The absolute best thing about getting my financial life in order is simply having the peace of mind that no matter what hardship came my way, I can financially cover it. And when those things ultimately do occur from time to time, they […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Financial Preparedness appeared first on Making Your Money Matter. ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 2:28 PM
If I haven’t convinced you to use YNAB yet, I think this one will likely do so (or if you already use it, give you some more ideas to make it work even better for you!). In this part, I show unique ways that I use YNAB to manage my miscellaneous other accounts and transactions. […] The post YNAB Tutorial Part VI: Unique Ways I Use YNAB appeared first on Making ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 12:59 PM
In light of the recent announcement about the data breach at Experian, one of the major credit reporting companies, it seems most appropriate this week to share some simple ways that I am proactively protecting myself against identity theft. While the exact current situation is new, the threat of identity theft definitely isn’t new at […] The post 10 Simple Ways I’m Protecting Myself Against Identity Theft appeared first on Making ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 11:21 AM
Today we have a guest post (the very first here!). Brad Kingsley is a personal finance blogger and certified financial coach. He helps people create a plan for their finances to achieve big goals, like getting out of debt, paying for college and providing for a comfortable retirement. Follow him at MaximizeYourMoney.com. Robo-advisors can handle all of […] The post Are Robo-Advisor Fees Worth The Cost? appeared first on Making Your Money Matter. ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Before I turned into a total money nerd, I would say that my only real financial goals were to simply to save as much as possible and retire comfortably someday. I definitely didn’t know what it would mean to have enough or even about the concept of financial freedom. Don’t get me wrong, saving as […] The post Why Knowing Your “Enough” Number is Essential to Financial Freedom appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 29 2017 @ 10:21 PM
For the past few months, ever since detailing out the organization of my financial accounts, I’ve been considering whether I should simplify and consolidate a little more. The real truth, though, is that I mostly like having numerous accounts for different saving purposes. It takes some extra time, but I feel that it’s time well […] The post The Advantages of Keeping Separate Money “Buckets” appeared first on Making Your Money ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 8:00 PM
It’s been a goal of mine to decrease my grocery the amount I spend on food this year. Seemingly in contradiction, so is switching my family to a fresh, mostly organic diet. I’ve discovered that these two aims aren’t at odds at all. My top 5 expenses (in order) are housing, taxes, charitable contributions, food, […] The post How I Lowered My Grocery Bill While Switching to Mostly Organic Food appeared ...
Posted: Aug 15 2017 @ 10:30 PM
As a CPA, I’ve worked with numerous businesses from small to mid-size. While they’ve ranged in annual revenue from a few thousands of dollars to millions, each business knew clearly what they had earned, spent, owned and owed during the year. On the other hand, individuals tend to be far less organized with their finances. […] The post 5 Steps to Treating Your Own Personal Finances Like a Business appeared first ...
Posted: Aug 08 2017 @ 9:05 AM
I absolutely love how customizable YNAB is when it comes to setting up and rearranging accounts and categories. This allows for some unique ways to use YNAB to fit an individual’s personal finance needs. I’ve gone through the all of the basics of using YNAB in the past tutorials: Part I: Setup Part II: Budgeting […] The post YNAB Tutorial Part V: Ways I Use YNAB to Organize and Simplify appeared ...
Posted: Aug 01 2017 @ 8:52 AM


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