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Investment Property Or Nah?

I get asked about investment properties more often than many other financial concepts. Apparently the word on the street (Main Street, that is) is that having rental properties is a(Read more)

How Do I F%*king Make A Budget?!

As I’ve said before, the first step to rehabbing your finances is admitting you have a problem. And I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, okay Nicole, I’ve admitted it,(Read more)

WTF are Capital Gains

I don’t need to tell you that taxes are a big fucking deal. They can make a huge difference in making or breaking your wealth. Let’s say you made a(Read more)

How To Make An Emergency Fund

The first question about the emergency fund is, what is it for? Well, think about it. If you lose your job… or, hey, I don’t know, maybe it’s a global(Read more)

WTF Is A Dogecoin?

By now, you’ve heard of the crypto currency that started as a meme. So now we need to figure out WTF is a Dogecoin. Most people think Dogecoin is a(Read more)

What Should Young Investors Be Mindful Of?

A lot of us have probably become newly interested in investing, thanks to the GameStop mania the past few weeks. But if the situation taught us anything, it’s that you(Read more)

How To Do A New Year Money Detox In Just 7 Days

Every January, people attempt to detox after the holidays. But usually by week two or three—and certainly by February—we’re back to our old ways: shopping, happy hours, eating ice cream(Read more)

New Year, New You Money Tips

The new year is all about resetting and getting your life back on track. After the year that was 2020, a lot of us are yearning for a restart. Being(Read more)

Five Ways Holiday Shopping Will Be Different This Year

The holidays, like everything else, look different this year. That means holiday shopping will be different too. Don’t expect to do a lot of in-store shopping as cities around the(Read more)

Where To Put That Mani Money

When you’re thinking about how to allocate your money, remember the 3 E’s—essentials, endgame, and extras. You should be putting the majority of your take-home pay (65%) into Essentials, 30(Read more)

How To Stretch Your Stimulus Check & Save Money

So, you received your stimulus check from the government. That’s great! You’ve gotten over the first hurdle. Now what to do with that $1,200? (if that’s how much you received).(Read more)

Getting Rid Of Bad Investments

We’ve all been there. That toxic ex whose Instagram we can’t stop stalking or continuing to buy sneakers online (even though we already have twenty sitting unworn in the closet).(Read more)

Your Options For Student Loans Right Now

I’m sure you have heard of “good debt” and “bad debt.” The former includes student loans and the latter includes credit card debt. It’s like “good fat” and “bad fat”(Read more)

6 Ways To Deal With Market Fluctuations

I know it feels like you need a valium these days to look at the market. My advice (coming from a former network news anchor): try not to check the(Read more)

How Much Of Your Paycheck You Should Spend vs. Save

It may seem hard to figure out how to make the most of your monthly paycheck when for most of us, it’s not changing month-to-month. But, you can make sure(Read more)

10 Retirement Tips

Finally starting to think about retirement, but no idea where to start? Or maybe you’re a bit closer to riding off into the retirement sunset, but aren’t sure you saved(Read more)

6 Things Early Tax Filers Need to Know

Early filing: The earlier you file your taxes, the earlier you can get your refund back. If you have your paperwork ready (W-2s from your employer to report any wage(Read more)

When it Comes to Investing, Confidence is Key

Here’s why you should care about investing: because stashing your money under a mattress is ridiculous. Not only because it doesn’t make you money, but because you actually lose money. Yes, you lose money. No,(Read more)

3 Things You Should Know About Retirement…NOW

You know you should get going on saving for retirement, but you think “there’s time.” Well, maybe. But that depends on what kind of life you want to live when you retire.(Read more)

6 Common What-Ifs for Newbie Investors (and How to Handle ’em)

You want to be emotional? Be that way about your man, your children, yourself, your shoes—anything but your money. Here are some common fears when it comes to investing, and how(Read more)

How to Invest in Real Estate (Without Owning Actual Property!)

Real estate is either a great investment or a terrible investment, depending on who you ask. It all depends on what you are buying and where you are buying it. Whether you(Read more)

What the Heck is the Difference Between a 401(k) and an IRA, Anyway??

Both a 401(k) and an IRA are great retirement vehicles, but here’s the deal: there’s no one way to get to your dream Endgame. Sure, the 401(k) has long been(Read more)

3 Pieces of Unconventional Financial Advice You Can’t Live Without

It’s time to rethink convention and learn to think for yourself. Stop being brainwashed and start making financial decisions for you. Conventional Wisdom #1: Invest in a 401(k). Period. I’ve(Read more)

The Real Deal on the “R” Word: Refinancing

Refinancing is just a fancy word for negotiating a lower rate on your mortgage. The idea is to go to your bank and figure out a good give-and-take to make(Read more)

The Pros and Cons of Buying a House

There comes a time in everyone’s life when the prospect of buying a house comes up. After all, it’s the American Dream! Whether it’s by relatives that (probably) have the(Read more)

Don’t Miss These 3 Common Tax Deductions!

YES YOU CAN – get a real tax refund this year. But you have to know how to play the game, and that means going for every possible deduction that(Read more)

Spring Forward Your Moolah

It’s almost officially spring, and I’m just as excited as you about sunshine and…well, sunshine. Aside from that…who’s ready for a little spring cleaning?! We already changed our clocks, and now(Read more)

3 Secrets of the Self-Employed

In 2011, I took a big risk: I left CNBC, a major network with all of the resources and big media perks in the world, to start my own production(Read more)

5 Corporate Scams You Should Slay Today

Even financial experts like myself can fall pray to scams. A few years ago, I was doing research on the best ways to rehab your credit score. I signed up(Read more)

7 Ways to Boost Your Finances for Under $7

It can feel daunting trying to tackle those financial New Years resolutions, and the last thing you want to do is blow a ton of money getting your budget organized(Read more)

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