Financial Tools & Resources

10 Simple Ways I’m Protecting Myself Against Identity Theft

In light of the recent announcement about the data breach at Experian, one of the major credit reporting companies, it seems most appropriate this week to share some simple ways that I am proactively protecting myself against identity theft. While the exact current situation is new, the

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Creating a Financial Plan

Are Robo-Advisor Fees Worth The Cost?

Today we have a guest post (the very first here!). Brad Kingsley is a personal finance blogger and certified financial coach. He helps people create a plan for their finances to achieve big goals, like getting out of debt, paying for college and providing for a comfortable retirement.

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If you don't have separate savings buckets for your goals, you are missing out on some major advantages! Not only do you save more but also can spend more guilt-free. And who doesn't want that?
Setting up Financial Tasks & Systems

The Advantages of Keeping Separate Money “Buckets”

For the past few months, ever since detailing out the organization of my financial accounts, I’ve been considering whether I should simplify and consolidate a little more. The real truth, though, is that I mostly like having numerous accounts for different saving purposes. It takes some extra

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

5 Steps to Treating Your Own Personal Finances Like a Business

As a CPA, I’ve worked with numerous businesses from small to mid-size. While they’ve ranged in annual revenue from a few thousands of dollars to millions, each business knew clearly what they had earned, spent, owned and owed during the year. On the other hand, individuals tend

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Financial Tools & Resources

YNAB Tutorial Part V: Ways I Use YNAB to Organize and Simplify

I absolutely love how customizable YNAB is when it comes to setting up and rearranging accounts and categories. This allows for some unique ways to use YNAB to fit an individual’s personal finance needs. I’ve gone through the all of the basics of using YNAB in the

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Organization is the Key to Financial Success
Managing Finances as a Family

Organization is the Key to Financial Success

I’ve always loved to organize things. My idea of playing with my kids is sorting their toys into the correct bins, color coding the Legos and setting up new storage systems. I truly believe that there is a correlation between having an organized method of tracking your

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Calculating a few simple key measurements will help you track progress to your financial goals and ensure you're making the most of your money.
Creating a Financial Plan

5 Financial Measurements You Must Know (and how to calculate them)

I’m a big proponent of treating your finances like a business in many ways. To achieve true financial success, it’s essential to be just as diligent and intentional about your spending and saving. Savvy business owners use key metrics that help them ensure that their business is

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I’m Kathryn Hanna and I love to budget (really, I do!), build spreadsheets, and spend money on travel, sewing supplies & good chocolate.

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