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Rewrite Your Self-Sabotaging Narrative Around Money

Rewrite Your Self-Sabotaging Narrative Around Money

Wealthy people don’t talk about the money they have because they are aware of the backlash that will follow. They are acutely aware that if they speak about how much better-flying business class is than economy, how it feels to pay someone for performing quality work that helps you get ahead, and the sense of prideRead more about Rewrite Your Self-Sabotaging Narrative Around Money[…]

Five Options for Living Rent Free While You Pay Down High Student Debt

Five Options for Living Rent Free While You Pay Down High Student Debt

In my last blog, I talked about how to afford a house even when you’re in high student debt. Now, let’s discuss other options for living rent- and mortgage-free so you have more cash to pay down your six-figure debt. Let’s first discuss the options you probably think I’m talking about, but am not. I’m not talkingRead more about Five Options for Living Rent Free While You Pay Down High Student Debt[…]

In High Student Debt and Think You Can’t Afford a House? You May Be Wrong.

In High Student Debt and Think You Can’t Afford a House? You May Be Wrong.

I can acutely remember a time when I believed home ownership was a luxury that people like me in high student debt could not afford. (I also felt this way about weddings, kids, and pretty much anything nice/somewhat expensive). I thought “normal” adulthood experiences were off-limits to me, as a punishment for taking on tooRead more about In High Student Debt and Think You Can’t Afford a House? You May Be Wrong.[…]

Top Five Worst Side Gigs for Earning Extra Cash

Top Five Worst Side Gigs for Earning Extra Cash

Let’s face it, some months we’re cash-short, and we need to bank extra bucks to make our monthly student debt payment. There are so many “alleged” ways to “easily” earn extra money (both online and in real life). What I’ve found, though, is the vast majority are gimmicky, unreliable, or pay far less than advertised. Since you valueRead more about Top Five Worst Side Gigs for Earning Extra Cash[…]

10 Things to Stop Doing to Shift Your Financial Self Esteem

10 Things to Stop Doing to Shift Your Financial Self Esteem

The year was 2005. While at college, I was working at an art gallery in San Fran part time for $14/hr. I busted my ass, installing shows, selling art, contacting other artists, and cleaning the office. When I graduated, the owner asked if I wanted to work full time for $28K/year, no benefits. This sounded like a lotRead more about 10 Things to Stop Doing to Shift Your Financial Self Esteem[…]

Want to Improve Your Self Esteem? Do Esteem-able Acts

Want to Improve Your Self Esteem? Do Esteem-able Acts

“They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol During my early adulthood, I always waited for permission. My opinion of my self worth was based on other people’s reactions. They decided whether or not I was smart, pretty, thin, or successful. Facebook decided. Other people’sRead more about Want to Improve Your Self Esteem? Do Esteem-able Acts[…]

How to have the student debt talk with your child

How to have the student debt talk with your child

If you’re like me, you wish someone would’ve sat you down when you were finishing high school (and after your undergrad degree, too, before going for your masters) and had a straight talk with you about college debt. I imagine someone having the debt talk with me before grad school. Let’s say they told meRead more about How to have the student debt talk with your child[…]