Financial Health

How to Budget In The Real World

If you are struggling with money, the best place to start is with a budget. For many, the word “budget” sounds restrictive, but I’m here to tell you there is freedom in a budget! When you know how much you can spend on food, entertainment, and personal items each month, you will have peace of…

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How to Have Fun (Not) Traveling this Summer

This article was originally published at HiCharlie.com and was written by Jackie Lam. Confession: Traveling during the busy summer season just isn’t for me. In our modern age filled with digital nomads and travel hacking devotees, it’s almost a sin not to be daydreaming about the next summer vacay. But in my humble opinion, summer travel…

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How I Reached Financial Independence and You Can Too

You Want More If you’re dreaming of a life where you can go on vacation and still make money, you’re not alone. That was my primary driver 12 years ago when I woke up one Saturday morning and did not want to go to work. As I thought-forward what would happen if I didn’t, I…

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Eating Healthy: Less Expensive Than You Think?

Originally posted at hicharlie.com You’ve probably heard that eating healthy is more expensive than eating processed junk. (Whole Foods, Whole Paycheck, right?!) But is it really true? The answer may surprise you. No matter what, we’ve got some pointers to help both your nutrition and bank account stay on track. The Verdict According to a 2013…

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5 Numbers More Important Than Your Income

This article was originally published at HiCharlie.com As my friend Mel says, “Numbers are sexy.” We love talking about numbers, and tend to fixate on them — particularly when it comes to how much we earn. “I’m a six-figure freelance designer,” or, “If I take this job, I’ll earn $10,000 more.” We oftentimes measure our…

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Why Financial Literacy Should Be On Every Employer’s Mind: Top Benefits of Workplace Financial Wellness Programs

Study after study proves how little Americans understand about their money. Even if they know financial facts, such as how interest rates work, many people don’t actually understand what they should be doing with their money and how their current financial behavior affects their future. People are increasingly deepening their debt, making it impossible to…

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Sixteen Reasons to Hire a Financial Coach

The financial coaching industry is booming, and there is mainstream enthusiasm for financial education like never before. It used to be that only “money nerds” wanted to talk about personal finance. Today, everyone wants to talk about money and learn how to create wealth. In a society where money education in school is still largely…

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Change Your Story and Change Your Life

Not too long ago, I made self-care my number one priority. I believed if I was stronger mentally, emotionally, and physically I could do everything better. I allowed myself to dream. I encouraged myself to dream bigger.   I gave myself the grace and the space to learn what makes me tick, what makes me…

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How to Save More

Have you ever met someone who said “I don’t need to save any more money.” Didn’t think so.   If you want more money in your savings account, there’s only one way to get more money there: put it there. It sounds so simple it hurts, but beyond the simplicity of saving (just do it)…

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