Money has the power to cause great stress, but it doesn’t have to. A little studying and systematizing goes a long way. Below, I share my own financial philosophies and best practices, as well as tips, tools and coaching exercises that I use with clients to help get their finances in order too. Our financial lives are never fixed – they are constantly evolving as our lives change; these posts will help you manage the ebb and flow with greater ease.

Be sure to check out the Life After College infographic poster that I put together with — that’s a great jumping-off point for getting your money matters in order.

Before I jump in to the post round-up for this category, I just have to squeal with glee and share a video from the blog post SUZE ORMAN KNOWS WE EXIST!!!

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Written by Davis Nguyen  After graduating college a few months ago, I moved to San Francisco to start a job I am truly passionate about. As excited as I was, I knew that San Francisco has the most expensive median rent in the United States. I had to figure out a way to make the […]


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Written by Marisol Dahl It’s a little crazy to think that it’s only early October and I’ve already hit midterms season in college. The clock is ticking and in more ways than one. By next May I’ll have my cap and gown packed up, a job (haha, maybe), and an onslaught of student loan payments. […]

Written by Davis Nguyen You’re 26 years old with $100,000 in student loans. Your recent start-up has just collapsed. You have a law degree and your friends and family pressure you to be a lawyer, but what you really want to do is build things. What do you do? This was a real dilemma facing Andrew […]


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Note from Jenny: there are still four days left to enter the HP Slate 7 Tablet giveaway! Enter here by leaving a comment about your favorite up-and-comer app for your smart phone or tablet. The contest runs until Sunday, September 15, and I will announce the winner next week on the blog.  Today’s post is […]

Guest post written by Stephanie Halligan There’s an inspiring (and terrifying) TEDTalk circulating the web. In this video, clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay, author of The Defining Decade: Why Your 20s Matter and How to Make the Most of Them, boldly and fervently proclaims that your 20s are the most important, defining decade of your […]

Today’s post is by Leah Manderson; this is the first in a three-part money series. It seems like 20-somethings get the short end of the stick when it comes to money. Entry-level salaries. Record student loan debt. Life’s biggest expenses right ahead, like weddings, houses and kids. In this stage of life, distributing money toward your […]