When my husband and I filed our 2016 taxes, we realized we owed almost $20,000 in federal taxes instead of getting a tax refund. I was shocked. I thought I was paying the right amount all year only to learn I was underpaying while my husband was paying just enough. This expensive lesson taught us […]
In 2016 my husband and I decided to buy a new home, and this time we wanted to build. In the Washington, DC metropolitan area real estate is quite expensive. We soon learned it would be cheaper to move one hour from the capitol and buy new, versus purchasing an older home closer to the […]
If the law requires drivers to have car insurance and a bank won’t give you a loan for a house without homeowners’ insurance–why aren’t we required to have life insurance? The whole point of insurance is to protect your asset–and you are your family’s greatest asset. This is especially true if you are the primary […]
I would not have my job if I had bad credit. Before I was a diplomat, I went through an extensive background check; and they verified everything on my credit report including my student loans and retail store credit cards. Any negative information could have affected my ability to serve my country and provide an […]
A key step in your wealth journey is learning to pay yourself first. The wealthy use this simple concept the ensure they are building wealth with their income to acquire assets and grow their net worth. Learn 3 ways to ensure you are paying yourself first and generating wealth.