Once I was home watching television with my family when my bank called to ask if I had used my debit card at a fast food restaurant in Texas. I was immediately alarmed by the question. First, I never eat at that particular restaurant and secondly, I was in the Washington, DC area and my […]
I didn’t know I wanted to be an accredited investor until I found out what an accredited investor was. It was 2014. I had just started my new job at Facebook and was starting to get more into personal finances. After having been laid off from my first tech job, I had a newfound respect […]
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 […]
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 […]
When you hear the word “wealth”, what you are really hearing is net worth. If you aren’t actively calculating and tracking your personal net worth, you will struggle to build long-term wealth. Let us demystify this financial concept and explain how to easily track and monitor your net worth.