Finance · Investments

Allocation by Account Type

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since a lot of personal finance bloggers are writing about frugal tips to celebrate the day, I thought I’d do something different and talk about asset allocation. Romantic, right? Just over a year ago, I wrote this post that explains why I don’t max out my 401(k), even though it’s widely touted… Continue reading Allocation by Account Type

Career · Finance

How One Job Made Me and Broke Me at the Same Time

Since I have a degree in something other than my chosen profession, although closely related, my climb up the corporate ladder has been slower than most of my peers. Things changed drastically once I was offered an associate financial analyst position at a large corporation in 2005. I’d been working as a senior accountant for… Continue reading How One Job Made Me and Broke Me at the Same Time

Expenses · Finance

January 2017 Expenses

Where did January go? It’s hard to believe that tomorrow will be February already. I started the month by celebrating New Year’s day with brunch at a friend’s house and ended the month with a brunch to celebrate another friend’s engagement. We sure do love brunch 🙂 The rest of the month was fairly mundane,… Continue reading January 2017 Expenses