I’m going to answer your question with a question: How stable is your income? More stable income can get by with a smaller emergency fund. Less stable income should have a larger one. Emergency Fund Let me back up a bit and clarify what I mean by ‘emergency fund.’ This is money that you can … More How much emergency fund should I have?
The short answer is yes. If you can… I love to automate the mechanics of bill paying. This is one of my go-to solutions for clients who want help organizing their finances. However… If you are struggling to pay bills or have irregular income, setting up automatic payments can be problematic. You run a higher … More Should I set up my bills for autopay?
The effects of the pandemic on your financial life may be significant – either now or in the future. Here are two constructive exercises you can accomplish while in the throws of quarantine-induced cabin fever. … More Stay Productive
The first two episodes in this series laid the groundwork for you to take control of your finances. If you missed them, read episode 1 here and episode 2 here. If you followed the exercises in the first two episodes, you’re armed with the knowledge of where to cut your spending and start saving. So … More Cash Flow Blues 3: The Reckoning
I make money, but where does it go? I often hear this from prospective clients. They have long-term goals like saving for retirement, emergency funds, and investing but never have the cash to accomplish them. Despite earning 6 figures or more. They understand they spend too much but don’t know the steps to fix it. … More The Cash Flow Blues
For the second installment in this series, I explore electronic vs paper calendars via a video voyage.
I’ve become a little obsessed. I am really intrigued at how mental and physical energy levels ebb and flow during the course of a day. And the book by Daniel Pink – When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing really fed my obsession. (and for you Whovians out there, that’s not Clara’s Danny Pink…) When … More Energetic Audit
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January is “Get Organized” month! For many of you, it may inspire you to clean out a closet or pantry. But what about digital organization? Your electronic “stuff” needs a system just like your physical stuff. Emails, to-do lists, household inventories are just a few areas that could benefit from better digital organization. If you … More Get Organized – Digital Style