Through Bravely, Kara has created a community that gives self-identified women the financial tools needed to bridge the gap between their dreams and realities.
Megan is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Director of Financial Planning at Motley Fool Wealth Management. She’s a tax guru and is here to teach us some basics of tax planning!
Take account of those people and places that your corporate job is keeping from you and keep that motivation front and center!
Michelle has been learning, thinking, writing, researching and speaking about money management for decades. Yet the most important education she received, she says, came from the lessons her grandmother taught her.
It’s about money but it’s also about time. How quickly can you see a return from either cutting back or increasing your income?
Not too many people are talking about this or thinking about this—we just kind of bank on the fact that we’ll be healthy after we stop working at our job. And what happens if you’re not?
I figured if I’m going to stay doing this kind of low-level job, I’d better try to enhance my wealth, maybe not through W-2 work, but through investing.
Not only will a business become an asset but it can become an integral step in helping you reach Financial Independence.
Those were the kind of decisions that I then started to make as I realized that this debt is gonna be gone: what now, where do I go with my life after debt, what does that look like for me? And for me, it was really figuring out what success looks like for me, what things that I value, and why am I doing all of this? Now that the debt is paid off, what now?
I don’t feel good unless I’m growing and being challenged and learning new things.
I was set on learning everything so I could beat these banks at their own game.
It’s so clear how these principles can affect an entire generation of African Americans. We consider the wealth gap to be a crisis, and we’ve seen firsthand how transparency around money has changed our marriage for the better, and improved our financial outlook. And raising a son in a debt-free household changes the way that we parent, it changes the choices that are available to us.
Only when an outside force thrusts itself upon us, like an unexpected illness, losing a loved one, maybe an unexpected pregnancy, losing a job, an investment plumpting—these terrible circumstances (it’s typically a crappy circumstance)—that we actually truly wake up from our slumber—our drift—and we start to ask these more existential foundational questions about ‘what am I doing?’ ‘what am I committed to?’ and ‘am I connected to purpose?’
Well, in a world where we can see our friends every accomplishment, vacation and home upgrade on social media 24/7, it’s tough not to get a little jealous from time to time.
In this week’s episode, we deep-dive into how to create impressive habits and how to break the terrible habits that hold you back.