I’ve always loved organizing. There’s something about things being neat and tidy that makes me feel like my life itself is a little bit less messy too (maybe that’s a little crazy?). So naturally, years ago when I started really getting my finances in order, it was
This past year was especially difficult. I wasn’t sad to see it go. Not at all. I didn’t meet most of my goals I’d set at the beginning of the year. I especially feel like “simplify”, my word for 2018, was the exact opposite of how the
Many people turn their financial lives around after hitting rock bottom. A crushing debt load or a sudden financial crisis spurs them to make drastic changes. That’s not my story. I didn’t hit a low. Instead, it was the opposite that changed my financial life. Years ago,
You already know I’m a diehard spreadsheet fan. Especially when it comes to tracking all things money. And, I’m certainly not alone in my level of spreadsheet geekiness. Spreadsheets are the tool of choice for many, many financially successful people around the world (and the world wide web…!). Most
My email subscribers all know that my family has recently relocated (that’s why you haven’t seen me around here much lately!). We’re talking about a BIG relocation…from the suburbs of Detroit to Shanghai, China. And while we’ve lived abroad before (in South Korea and even in China
Ignorance certainly isn’t bliss when it comes to anything in personal finance, and that’s especially true for taxes. Sure, you can hire someone to complete your tax returns for you. But you are the one making the day-to-day decisions that will impact the numbers that ultimately go
I’m Kathryn Hanna-wife, mother of 3 and a Certified Public Accountant. I love to budget (really, I do!) , build spreadsheets and spend money on travel, sewing supplies and good chocolate.