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Since getting back to the office last week, I have heard a lot of talk of people committing to a “dry January”.  Many of us overindulged over the holidays and we are waking up with an alcohol and dessert hangover.  Some of us are waking up with a spending hangover as well. As the start … Continue reading "Holiday Spending Hangover" The post Holiday Spending Hangover appeared first on SundayBrunchCafe. ...
Posted: Jan 15 2019 @ 9:54 AM
New Years and new beginnings. But how do we set ourselves up for success in 2019? The post Wrapping up 2018: Resolutions vs Routines appeared first on SundayBrunchCafe. ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 1:13 PM
Welcome back to another installment of my series on risk.  Today, we are going to discuss steps to increase our risk tolerance by focusing on our financial ABILITY to do so. In case you missed, you can read about some risk basics HERE and how risk affects women differently HERE. As mentioned in our previous article, … Continue reading "How to Increase your Risk Tolerance Part 1: Ability" The post How to ...
Posted: Dec 07 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Home on a Friday morning in December, I’m wondering how my career came to this.  I was on a medical leave from work due to stress. I looked down at the doctor’s note in my hand.  “Indefinitely”, she wrote. Thoughts like “what if everyone thinks I can’t hack it?”, “Will I ever be promoted again after … Continue reading "Stress Leave: Money Woes Shouldn’t Add to it" The post Stress Leave: Money ...
Posted: Nov 23 2018 @ 10:00 AM
My mom must be one of the most risk-averse people I know. She sticks to what she knows. From routes to work down to the brand of soy sauce she buys. “Aye-ya, now we have to suffer until we finish the bottle”.  She once chided my dad.  He had brought home a new, previously untried … Continue reading "Why My Mom Will Never Change Soy Sauce Brands and What it ...
Posted: Nov 09 2018 @ 10:08 AM
No cute or clever wordplay on this one.  I want to talk about risks in investing. This is salient because risk is often misunderstood and because the markets are displaying increased volatility – where market swings can be 3-4% up or down in a day. I want to arm you with a framework to analyze … Continue reading "What You Need to Know About Risks" The post What You Need to ...
Posted: Oct 14 2018 @ 10:26 AM
They say that money can’t buy happiness, but can it buy validation? A case study on how I tried to buy my way out of impostor syndrome So what is Impostor Syndrome? Impostor Syndrome was first studied and came into the popular lexicon when Dr. P. Clance and Dr. S. Imes published their findings based upon … Continue reading "Buying Your Way Out of Impostor Syndrome" The post Buying Your Way Out ...
Posted: Oct 05 2018 @ 8:45 AM
Our society’s narrative is of heroes and villains.  It rings true for money too. We praise the virtue of financially sound decisions and we vilify of financially dumb moves. In media, we see stories of responsible & resourceful people paying off tens of thousands in debt, saving 50%+ of their income.  Or we see the … Continue reading "Making a Financially Dumb Move" The post Making a Financially Dumb Move appeared ...
Posted: Sep 25 2018 @ 9:15 AM
If you’re like me; you’ve never met an avocado toast you didn’t like or said no to a cup o’Joe, good news!  Impulsive spending money on avocado toast or lattes says nothing about your discipline or your willpower.  It’s just the way we are wired.  But hold on, we still have to budget and save … Continue reading "Money Hacks for Impulsive People" The post Money Hacks for Impulsive People appeared ...
Posted: Sep 13 2018 @ 8:45 AM
Recently a journalist asked me: What are the unique money challenges women face? I had some trouble choosing just one to highlight.  Because none of the challenges stand in isolation.  They are all interconnected. I had a substantial list and I had not even started to include the intersectionality of persons of color or sexual … Continue reading "Unique Money Challenges for Women" The post Unique Money Challenges for Women appeared ...
Posted: Aug 26 2018 @ 10:12 AM


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