I hope you truly find the holidays to be the “most wonderful time of the year”, just as the song goes. It may not be the best for your wallet or your waistline, but it’s definitely my favorite season! And, it can still be wonderful without breaking
It’s that time of year. The leaves have fallen off the trees, the weather has turned cold (at least in Michigan!) and the gratitude challenges have started up on Facebook again. The holidays are in full swing. As a millennial, I’m more than familiar with the enemy
Ever since I began to view my money as a tool to provide freedom and choices in my life, I’ve no longer considered a “budget” to be a four-letter word. Instead, I find that it is something that liberates me to actually look more closely at my
The proposed tax bill we’ve all been waiting for is finally here (oh wait, that was just me?!). If your situation is similar to mine, you’ll be a little relieved at the changes since the last vague tax plans were presented. I’m excited to update the calculations so
The personal finance community talks a lot about investing. We collectively cover the fundamentals, risks, benefits, and logistics. All of this is generally focused on investing money in the stock and bond markets. But is investing in the market the absolute best way to secure your financial
My posts about how I set up and use YNAB have quickly become some of the most popular articles on my blog. So today, I’m combining talking about two of my favorite personal finance topics: YNAB and taxes. Whether you prepare your own taxes (give yourself a
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.