Financial Basics

Money is about so much more than investing and debt. These posts will help you build an understanding of basic financial concepts and how to frame your money mindset so you can make smart financial decisions and become your own financial advisor.


hands protecting money in a piggy bank from inflation

3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Money from Inflation

Cheap borrowing, stimmies, increased unemployment benefits, and city reopenings have created a spending frenzy and the biggest rise in consumer prices in nearly 13 years. While prices in 2021 are rising faster than usual, inflation is nothing new. The good news is that you can protect your money by doing these few simple things.

cup of coffee with money bag foam to kickstart your financial journey

6 Ways to Kickstart Your Financial Journey

Where the f**k do I start? That’s the million-dollar question when you finally come to the realization that you need to get your financial shit together. And it’s hard to figure out because there is so much contradictory information out there. Because of the information overload, many people grasp onto the low-hanging fruit, like budgeting. But saving $3 here and there isn’t going to have much of an impact on your financial future, and it definitely isn’t going to help you weather the next recession. So what should you do instead? Focus on making big financial wins and building your financial scaffolding. Here are 6 simple steps you can take to do it.

woman stressed about money mistakes

Six-Figure Mistakes You’re Making with Your Money

There are an endless number of mistakes you can make with your finances. Some are small like forgetting to put in your discount code at the grocery and paying full price for items you could have gotten at a discount. Others are big. Like hundreds of thousands of dollars, big. These are the ones that will make or break your financial future. If you can skip making these, you’ll end up with, well, hundreds of thousands more dollars over your lifetime. To keep you from falling into a giant money pit, here are the biggest financial killers and how to avoid them.

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