2017 was a great year for the stock market. The increase in the market helped significantly in increasing my net worth by 21% last year. However, only about half of this increase was due to market gains. The remaining amount was a result of actively contributing to
It can be so difficult to stay focused on long-term money goals like retirement. Realistically, it can be hard enough to consistently meet short-term goals like managing cash flow on a day-to-day basis (I’m sure it’s not just me!). A visual representation of goals is the best
Today I’m guest posting over at Mustard Seed Money. I’ve included a brief snippet below, but please click over to read the whole post! Have you ever seen an absolutely amazing looking dessert that you just couldn’t wait to try but then was super disappointed when
Whether you agree or disagree with the new tax reform bill (or believe that really the only people winning are the really wealthy and tax professionals), it will be beneficial to do some tax planning before the old tax rules go away in just a few more
Checklists, new year resolutions, and budgets. Three of my favorite things! And today we’re bringing them all together. As a self-proclaimed money nerd, I enjoy setting up my finances for a brand new year. There’s something about being able to start all over and improve the process
Occasionally, I think back to the time before I had my personal finances together and I’m amazed at how much my life has improved by taking charge of my money. And I still have lots of financial goals that I haven’t yet accomplished. While there is no
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.