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“What do you think of buying lottery tickets?”  My tablemate discretely asked me after I told her that I run a money blog for women.  We were at brunch and we had just finished introducing ourselves. Her tone was a bit hesitant as if expecting a chiding. She breathes a sigh of relief when I … Continue reading "The Life-Changing Magic of Lottery Winnings" The post The Life-Changing Magic of Lottery ...
Posted: Mar 15 2019 @ 9:54 AM
How many of you were like me and binged watched the entire Tidying Up series with Marie Kondo in 1 sitting? The show was a surprise hit; love it or hate it, it had everyone talking. Besides how to declutter, I learned one of the most important lessons from watching the show. Why We Love … Continue reading "The One Lesson Marie Kondo Teaches That No One Talks About" The post ...
Posted: Feb 28 2019 @ 7:05 PM
By now, you’ve probably heard the term “capsule wardrobe” a thousand times. Maybe you’ve toyed with the idea of creating one but haven’t gotten around to it. We actually create one every time we pack for a trip. I experienced my mini capsule on my first business trip when I packed a couple of interchangeable pieces … Continue reading "My Capsule Wardrobe Came with its Own Luggage" The post My Capsule Wardrobe ...
Posted: Feb 15 2019 @ 9:38 AM
What happens when your budget sucks and you hate it?  Is staying within budget leaving you worn out and resentful? Read on to find out what to do instead. I was a slave to my budget I had a lot of experience in that area.  For years, I operated within a bare-bones budget.  Partly it … Continue reading "When Your Budget Grinds You Down" The post When Your Budget Grinds You ...
Posted: Jan 31 2019 @ 2:05 PM
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


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