Happy 8th Birthday: Girl$ on The Money!

Today is my blog anniversary. We are celebrating its 8th birthday! In honor of this special day, I want to share the “back story” on how the name was born.  Back in 2013, I was working on Wall Street. My office was right across the New York Stock Exchange. I can’t even begin to tellContinue reading “Happy 8th Birthday: Girl$ on The Money!”

Is Your Bank Returning The Favor?

Note: This post was updated on August 10th, 2022 Banks make money in a few different ways. One of them is by charging you interest or fees for the services they provide. Another major way banks make money is from YOUR money. In other words, when you deposit money in a bank, the money doesn’t just sitContinue reading “Is Your Bank Returning The Favor?”

How To Invest in “Expensive” Stocks

Last year, a valued member of the Girl$ on The Money community tagged me on a post. She was surveying her audience about whether she should purchase Amazon shares or wait until the price drops. Here’s how much the stock was trading at on Friday 06/26/20: Source: Yahoo! Finance One. Single. Share. Fast forward almostContinue reading “How To Invest in “Expensive” Stocks”

My investing story: Thirteen years and counting

Hello, everyone!! In July of 2021, I celebrated 13 years as an investor – it has been well over a decade since I started to invest on my own and manage my portfolio. Below is the backstory about how it all happened. Grab your favorite beverage, and let’s go down memory lane 🙂 I discoveredContinue reading “My investing story: Thirteen years and counting”

What I Read: February 2021

Hello, everyone! I am back with another update on what I’ve been reading lately. If you’ve missed my prior book updates, check out previous posts :). With that said, here’s what I’ve been reading in February: Untamed  Author: Glennon Doyle Ok, so, to be completely honest, what caught my eye about this book in the firstContinue reading “What I Read: February 2021”

What I Read: January 2021

Hello, everyone! I am back with a quick update on what I’ve been reading lately. This post is obviously “a bit” overdue, considering we’re in the middle of February. However, I wanted to share this first before letting you all know what I’ve been reading this month.  Without further ado, here’s what I read in JanuaryContinue reading “What I Read: January 2021”

Shorting Stocks – Explained!

Last week the stock market experienced something never before seen: The stock price of companies that have been struggling for quite some time started to rise quite rapidly! This resulted from a group of people that rallied together to buy these underperforming stocks. While many got involved with the sole purpose of making a “quickContinue reading “Shorting Stocks – Explained!”

My First Book Turns Five!

Five years ago TODAY (1/19/2016) I published the Kindle version of my first book: Stock Market Investing Mini Lessons for Beginners. The paperback version wasn’t published until March of that same year :). The book quickly became an Amazon Best Seller thanks to the love and support of the Girl$ on The Money community whoContinue reading “My First Book Turns Five!”

Stock Market Holidays: 2021

Many investing fanatics (myself included) probably wish the market was open year-round – sometimes :). However, that’s not the case. Below, I share the dates on which the stock market will be closed in 2021: New Year’s Day: Friday, Jan. 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 18 Washington’s Birthday/Presidents Day: Monday, Feb. 15Continue reading “Stock Market Holidays: 2021”