My Wedding in a Week: The Bride & Groom

Welcome to part 3 of our "My Wedding in a Week" series! If you haven't read about how we decided to get married and tackled the decorations and food, I'd recommend catching up on those first, but all the parts can pretty much stand on their own. Today's post will focus on how we, the … Continue reading My Wedding in a Week: The Bride & Groom

My Wedding in a Week: The Decorations & Food

Welcome back to our Wedding in a Week series! This is the second part of the series, so if you missed the first one, check out how we decided to get married and found a venue, then meet back here. Today we're tackling how we decorated the venue and fed our guests, all accompanied by … Continue reading My Wedding in a Week: The Decorations & Food

Welcome to 2018! What’s Your New Hotness?

Hey there, welcome to the new year! You feeling that New Year, New You vibe? Me too. I'd just like to throw out a little question to all the money nerdlings out there: What's the new hotness in your life? Is it a present, a person, a pet? This year, I want you to consider … Continue reading Welcome to 2018! What’s Your New Hotness?

My Wedding in a Week: The Decision & The Venue

Holiday greetings, money nerdlings! I know things have been pretty quiet in the L$G world over the past couple of weeks. There's a lot going on at the moment, but a major reason it's been so quiet is actually a pretty good reason: I got married! Now, you might think I could have been a … Continue reading My Wedding in a Week: The Decision & The Venue

What is a Social Security Number?

If you're a citizen or legal resident worker of the US, you have a Social Security Number (SSN). You've probably heard the term thrown around a lot, especially when something like the Equifax hack happens, but you might not know exactly what a Social Security Number is or why it's so important. That's what we'll … Continue reading What is a Social Security Number?

How I paid 2 cents for 2 items of clothing

I love Nordstrom Rack. It's one of my top go-to places when I need to replace something in my wardrobe. It has all the brands and quality of a department store at much lower prices. I especially love the clearance section. You never quite know what you'll find and if you're looking for something less … Continue reading How I paid 2 cents for 2 items of clothing

What is an IRA?

When I graduated from college, my dad sat me down and explained that he wanted to help me open up a Roth IRA. A what-now? This did not sound like fun. I figured anything that is named by a bunch of letters is usually complicated and when it comes to money, complicated is scary. As … Continue reading What is an IRA?

How to start getting your finances together

Probably the most daunting hurdle in your quest to get smart about your money and build wealth is the very first step: getting started. Dealing with money can seem scary and feels like a huge chore, so it gets treated like the laundry you don't really want to do -- left in a dark corner … Continue reading How to start getting your finances together

What is an emergency fund?

This one's pretty easy. An emergency fund or "rainy day fund" is any money that you have set aside to use ONLY IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. The purpose of an emergency fund is to be a safety net in case you have an unexpected bill that would wipe out your checking account. Experts recommend keeping … Continue reading What is an emergency fund?

How one teen started a business by accident

I tutor students during the week, and I always like to ask a little about what their passions are so I can get to know them a little better. This helps me tailor the lessons a bit, but also gets them comfortable in class. Last week, I was working through a cost/revenue problem with a … Continue reading How one teen started a business by accident