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Woman Crush Wednesday: Change is Coming

Secretary of the Treasury (and all-around smarty pants badass) Janet Yellen is already making her mark at the US Mint. Madame Secretary is making changes to our change by releasing the first designs for the American Women Quarters program, which will honor 20 groundbreaking American ladies on US quarters minted between 2022 and 2025. TheContinue reading “Woman Crush Wednesday: Change is Coming”

WTF are NFTs?

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. Which clarifies absolutely nothing. What kind of a word is “fungible” and how does something become not fungible? Despite being very similar in spelling, fungible has nothing to do with fungus or fungi. Nope, no mushrooms here. Instead, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary tells us “Something fungible can be exchanged for somethingContinue reading “WTF are NFTs?”

Sell in May and Go…. Where?

There is a saying in stock market investing: “Sell in May and go away.” I think it’s a stupid saying. As I’ve written about before, the best performing market days often come in the most surprising times. It’s impossible to predict when they will happen. But missing those best days can be a killer forContinue reading “Sell in May and Go…. Where?”

Amazon Addiction

Who swears by their Amazon Prime account? If you’re in the club (I can honestly say I’m not. Weird, I know), you’re in very good company. Outgoing CEO Jeff Bezos published his letter to shareholders last week and — no huge surprise here — noted that Prime subscription grew remarkably over the past year, thanksContinue reading “Amazon Addiction”

Money Monday – Applying for a Mortgage? Here’s what you need to be thinking about.

Hello Money Warrior. It’s Monday, April 19th. Welcome to another episode of Money Monday! Last week I talked about how debt isn’t necessarily a bad thing and I cited mortgage debt as an example of when owing money can be productive. So let’s talk about mortgages, shall we? Because when you’re ready to get yourContinue reading “Money Monday – Applying for a Mortgage? Here’s what you need to be thinking about.”

How are We Going to Pay for This?

President Biden announced his proposal to update the US’s infrastructure in what he is calling a “once in a generation” plan to spend approximately $2 trillion over the next 8 years (although I think it is worth noting the American Society of Engineers estimates we’ll need $2.6 trillion just to maintain current trends). This infrastructureContinue reading “How are We Going to Pay for This?”

Trying to Buy a House? Good Luck

Anyone who works in real estate or who is actively trying to buy a house right now will tell you: this is a wild seller’s market. The data used to track home prices nation-wide is called the Case-Shiller Index and it recently released it’s January findings. Home prices are up 11% since January 2020. That’sContinue reading “Trying to Buy a House? Good Luck”

Money Monday – Allow me to Introduce you to 401(k)’s Older Cousin: 403(b)

Want to watch me read this to you? Click here for video: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=476&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fsarah.j.paulson%2Fvideos%2F10157660555986246%2F&show_text=false&width=267 It is Monday, March 29th — the last Monday of the first Quarter. Holy cats. Last week I talked about IRAs vs 401(k) retirement accounts and this week I wanted to introduce you to 401k’s older cousin, the 403(b). These two areContinue reading “Money Monday – Allow me to Introduce you to 401(k)’s Older Cousin: 403(b)”