Stock Market Holidays: 2022

Many investing fanatics (myself included) probably wish the market was open year-round.

However, that’s not the case.

Below, I share the dates on which the stock market will be closed in 2022:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 17
  • Washington’s Birthday/Presidents Day: Monday, Feb. 21
  • Good Friday: Friday, April 15
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
  • Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 20 (observed, because June 19, the date of the Juneteenth holiday, falls on a Sunday)
  • Independence Day: Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 5
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 24
  • Christmas: Monday, Dec. 26 (observed, because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday)

And that’s all folks! Questions? Comments? Let me know below! 🙂

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Apple’s 3 trillion – Here’s what it means

On Monday 01/03/2022, Apple became the first publicly-traded company to briefly reach a market capitalization (value) of $3 Trillion:

Source: Wall Street Journal

Now, you might wonder what that means, and why should I care?

Here’s a quick lesson:

The term Market Cap, short for “Market Capitalization,” refers to the size of a publicly-traded company. 

The formula boils down to the stock’s current share price multiplied by the number of shares available to the public. 

Market cap = Price of the Stock X Number of shares outstanding

Based on that formula, we can conclude that when a company’s stock price increases, so do its market cap or “size.” 

Another way to think of Market Cap is how much it would cost someone to buy the entire company.

For instance, if you wanted to buy Apple (the entire business – including all assets, cash, debt, etc.) – the company would need to be on sale (first of all).

Then, you’ll need to write a nice little check for $3 Trillion!

And here’s a cool image, courtesy of the New York Times and FactSet, which shows how quickly Apple has been reaching each milestone thus far:

Quick update (1/4/22): After soaring briefly to a new high, Apple stock price has pulled back a bit since yesterday’s euphoric times. The market cap is back down to ~2.94 Trillion. 

However, based on what I’ve seen over the last several years of studying the stock, I don’t doubt it will rise back to the record high and proceed its way up from there.

And that’s all, folks! Question? Comments? Share below 🙂

Cheers to Health & Profits,



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What I am Reading: January 2022

Hey, everyone!

Happy first Monday of the year! :). I wanted to kick off the day by sharing the books I’ll be reading this month.

Last year I kind of slacked on my “one book per month goal” sometime during the middle of the year (in May to be exact).

I welcomed a lot of exciting changes to my personal life and my business life. That also meant that certain things did take a back seat.

However, WE’RE BACK on the book saddle!

Here’s what I am reading January 2022:

Make Your Bed

By: Admiral William H. McRaven

**The book looks a little “beat up” because I borrowed it from the library 🙂

Checking In

By: Michelle Williams

The book below (Jesus Calling) is a one-year devotional which I’ll be reading throughout 2022:

Jesus Calling

By: Sarah Young

And that’s all, folks! 🙂

Wishing you all an amazing week ahead.

Let me know in the comments if you’re reading anything this month.

With love & gratitude,



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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 tell you how much I loved working right in the middle of the financial capital of the world! 


If you are a New Yorker, this is going to sound crazy, but I actually looked forward to my commute. It meant that I got to walk down Wall Street daily, and I LOVED that.


I have so many cool anecdotes from my time in downtown Manhattan. One of my favorites was running into Jim Cramer one day while shopping at the local Duane Reade during my lunch hour:

Jim CramerSide note: This photo was taken back in 2013 (using a blackberry) and that explains the quality. I will forever treasure this moment!!! :). I almost shied away from asking for a picture but gathered up the courage to do so. So glad I did. 

The location was my dream, but the actual job – not so much. I often found myself planning my future and next steps on what I actually wanted to do with my life.

Either way, I felt incredibly blessed and so grateful to have that job. I knew in my heart; it was all part of the grand plan. A “means to an end.”

Ironically, that was the same job where, while sitting at my cubicle one day (daydreaming about the stock market), the words: Girl$ on The Money popped into my head. 

Kind of like magic. 

I am one of those people who believes God sends us each “personalized” great ideas. I see those ideas as gifts from up above. 

It is up to us to take one (or several) of those ideas and make sure they reach their highest potential and purpose.

If you’ve ever read the book “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, that theory makes perfect sense.


Although the name Girl$ on The Money sounded perfect for what I felt would be a significant part of my life purpose, I didn’t run to buy the domain right away.

I think I waited at least 3-6  months or maybe longer before I purchased it. 

I am not sure why. 

I do remember continually checking to see if it was still available, and it always was. 

It was reserved, especially for me. 

I know that might sound a bit corny, but that’s the reality of how I felt about it. If you are a business owner and/or have built a brand around a particular name that you came up with, you know exactly what I mean. 

Finally, on 11/21/2013, I purchased the domain, and the journey towards creating Girl$ on The Money officially begun :). Today we celebrate!

cakeShout out to my sister for getting me this cake a couple of years ago 🙂

I want to take this opportunity to thank YOU for being part of our community. 

For reading our newsletters, enrolling in our courses, asking questions, participating in surveys, following us on social media, and everything in between. THANK YOU. 

I wouldn’t be doing this work if it wasn’t for your support and because I know education around the topic of investing is extremely critical.

Thank you for reading.

Cheers to Health & Wealth!



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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 sit there. It gets pooled with other deposits from millions of customers and is sent to work!

The money is invested in different things and generates billions of dollars for the bank. In return for “holding” your money, most brick and mortar banks will pay you a few pennies.

You Vs The Bank

Back in the days when I started my very first job out of college, I needed a bank for direct deposit and where I could start saving some money.

The first bank I signed up for to deposit my hard-earned money was paying about 0.01% interest in savings. Note that this is standard (even to this day!) for many brick and mortar banks. 

I didn’t have a choice back in those days and had to go with it.

Here’s a simplified example of what it meant to get 0.01% interest on savings:

Let’s say I saved about $150 per month during one year for a total of $1,800.

By the end of the year, the bank paid me about $0.98 in interest in return for “holding” my money. Yup. You read that right. 98 cents. 

That means I’d end up with $1,800.98 in my bank account by the end of the year. Remember, the bank is making billions in the back end – for themselves.

Thankfully, I eventually learned to invest so that my money could work a lot harder (and more efficiently) for me.

Also, thankfully, online banks started emerging, offering interest rates significantly higher than the typical brick and mortar bank.

This meant I could now transfer my emergency fund (or any money I did not plan to invest) to an institution that respected me enough to pay me more than pennies.

SAVING MONEYPhoto credit: @yaryincharge

Make sure you aren’t leaving money on the table by keeping your savings in a bank that uses your money to make millions but isn’t returning the favor.

I understand banks have a lot of expenses, and their duty is to keep our money safe. However, paying pennies to their customers is just plain disrespect.

And if you’re wondering – The reason why Online Banks can pay interest rates that are higher than the norm is that they don’t have overhead expenses. All the work is done electronically, and they can afford to return the bulk of the money they are saving back to the customer. 

When it comes to your emergency fund and your savings, I encourage you to have that money growing for you at an online bank.

Here are a couple of my personal favorites:

#1 CIT Bank (*not associated with Citibank).

Savings Connect account pays 1.90% APY

#2 Marcus by Goldman Sachs:

High yield savings account currently pays 1.50% APY

*Rates above are effective 08/10/2022

Interest rates are currently back on the rise thanks to policies from the federal reserve. Online banks offer rates significantly higher than the mediocre 0.01% provided by your standard brick and mortar branches.

Remember this: Whichever bank you decide to go with, just make sure it is a regulated, reputable, highly-rated institution such as the ones I outlined above.

If you aren’t ready to invest just yet and are in the process of building your emergency fund, I HIGHLY encourage you to save your money in a way that allows it to work hard for you. 

Tell me – how do YOU feel about online banking? Do you currently have an emergency fund?

Cheers to Health & Wealth!



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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 almost 18 months later (-08/17/21):

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Now, here’s something I always tell my clients and students: You shouldn’t base your investment decisions solely on the price of a stock.

Instead, the decision should be based on the company itself and it’s potential to continue being a successful and thriving business for many years to come.

How do you find out more about a company’s potential? By doing your research (more on this later). 

I clearly remember when Amazon reached the price of $1,000 per share – back on June 2nd, 2017, to be exact. Many people probably felt like they “missed the boat.”

Now, over $1,600+ later, those same people realize they actually hadn’t and are now probably wondering the same thing once again.

You shouldn’t base your investment decisions solely on the price of a stock.

It can turn into a vicious cycle where you remain on the sidelines wishing you would have made the investment and constantly feeling like you missed your chance as you see the stock shoot up into the stratosphere.

Now, let’s be honest – Amazon’s current stock price is definitely quite astronomical. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still become a part-owner – if you wanted to.

I also want to point out that Amazon is not the only “expensive” stock out there.

In this post, I want to provide you with strategies you can implement to any “pricey” stock you might be considering. Perhaps a stock that might seem expensive today but still has the fundamentals necessary to continue growing and thriving going forward.

Before we get into the strategies, here are a few questions you can use to kick-start your research before adding any stock to your portfolio:

  1. Do you believe the business will still be operating and thriving in the next 5-10 years? 
  2. Have you looked “under the hood” of the business to make sure it is solid? For example – do they have cash? how’s the debt? are they growing sales and profits?
  3. If the whole market “crashed” immediately after you bought the stock – would you still consider it a strong investment with the power to rebound?

Note: These question are just a starting point. In addition, I also look “under the hood” of the business by analyzing the company’s financials and other metrics. All of which I share in the Stock Analysis module of our Stock Investing Bootcamp for Beginners.


Now, once you answer the above questions and reach positive conclusions, here are some ways you can invest in companies that might seem “out of reach” based on price:

Buy fractional shares: 

Some online platforms and apps will allow you to buy a fraction of any stock with whatever dollar amount you can afford.

Partial Shares

Instead of purchasing a full share, you would be buying 1/3 or a share or 1/4th of a share – whatever your money can afford you. 

For example,  let’s say you only had $200 to allocate to a stock that costs $2,600, you would be allowed to buy fractional shares and wouldn’t have to wait until you saved over $2K to be able to buy a piece of the stock. 

Some apps/investment platforms that allow for this include:

  1. Fidelity – the app version of fidelity allows for partial shares
  2. Schwab – A new service called “Stock Slices” allows for partial shares
  3. M1 Finance – I wrote a post about it which you can check out here

Note: All of these platforms are also commission-free which means you pay no fees to invest.

Buy an ETF that includes the company as a top holding:

ETF stands for “Exchange Traded Fund” and it is an investment vehicle that is very similar to an Index Fund. However, much more flexible and with a lot more options.

Although I am an advocate for high quality individual stocks, ETFs are a very close second when it comes to my favorite type of investments.

I can’t remember where I heard this from but I loved the analogy:

You can think of an ETF as if you were buying a variety pack of chocolates as opposed to just one kind:


When you purchase an ETF you are buying a “basket” which contains pieces of different companies. The good news is that this “basket” often sells for a fraction of what one share of a stock would cost.

As an example, remember that, as noted earlier, one share of Amazon stock in this day and age will cost you ~$2,690.

Now, here’s an example of an ETF that has Amazon as a top holding and sells for a fraction of that price!

Example #1: This “basket” (ETF) currently sells for ~$176:

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*Prices are valid as of 08/17/21

Now – understand that not all ETFs are created equal.

There are metrics you should look into before making a decision on the best ETF for you and your investing goals. Checking out the holdings to make sure the companies you like are on the list are just one piece of the puzzle!

Note: You will notice I did not include the names of the ETFs in the examples above. This post is for educational purposes and to show you (with real examples) that you have plenty of options.

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And that’s all folks!

Thank you for reading. Let me know in the comments if you found this post informative and practical.

Cheers to HEATLH and Profits!



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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 🙂

Blog post photos Investing Story

I discovered the stock market for the very first time during my senior year as an undergraduate student. 

I arrived at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY-Albany) registered as a Computer Science major. My “dreams” were “crushed” soon after enrolling in Computer Science 101 and realizing everything sounded like a foreign language. I felt lost and confused. 

Even after getting a tutor, I still found the subject extremely hard.

Before college, I attended public schools in Bronx, NY, and had never taken a computer science course in my life. However, I loved the idea of technology. I also graduated salutatorian from my high school. I had a lot of confidence in my ‘smarts’ and the idea that I would be able to just “get it.” Guess what, that wasn’t happening.

I felt discouraged and discussed this with my college counselor. I had no idea what to do next. He suggested I consider majoring in Business instead. 

At first, I was skeptical, but then it kind of started to make sense. I grew up with a father who had a very successful business for YEARS (he still does!). I also loved math and numbers and all that good stuff. Majoring in Business actually started to sound interesting. 

I slowly started adding business courses to my schedule. 

In the fall of my senior year, I enrolled in a class that completely changed my life – “Investment Management” by professor Christopher Faugere (I still clearly remember his name and the course). 

As someone who had NEVER been exposed to the world of investing in any way, shape, or form, I found the course extraordinarily fascinating and was hooked from the beginning. 

The core of the class was to learn the general concepts of investing and how to analyze publicly traded companies. Our project for the semester was to apply everything we had been learning to build a virtual stock portfolio. 

While my teammate and I didn’t win the most “profitable portfolio” contest, we got a 92% on our paper.

I also won something far more valuable – I found a passion. 

I immediately switched my concentration to finance. 


The actual report that I’ve saved for well over a decade!

In May of the following year, I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Finance. I went on to work a corporate job in the insurance industry. 

Although I dreamed of working in Wall Street for a well-known investment bank, the reality was that I had zero connections in the Wall Street world. 

As a minority (Latina) and a female, I was not very well represented in the finance world (we still aren’t). 

I was afraid I would graduate jobless and disappoint my parents. And, so, I decided to go with the insurance job.

All I could think about day in and day out was how I could start investing and often ask the “universe” to send someone to explain it to me. 

Notice that even with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, I was still clueless and confused about the actual process of investing. Formal education rarely, if ever, shows you the practical side of how things work in the “real world.”

Nonetheless, I was eager to learn the step-by-step process of investing. I would read and listen to everything I could find on the subject. 

I would say I was borderline obsessed, and I may or may not still be the same today =). 

It took a few years for me to finally meet someone that taught me the actual process of investing. As my higher power, luck, or the universe would have it, this person was a new hire at the insurance company where I first worked. 

The crazy thing is that they could have sat this person anywhere in that office, but they sat him right next to me, and we got to talking.

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Talking about stocks to anyone who would listen is something I had been doing for YEARS, so naturally, the conversation came up. 

Most of the time, I would be greeted with blank stares and confusion. However (and thankfully), this time was different. To my pleasant surprise, this person shared they had been investing for a while and dedicated the following weeks to teaching me everything he knew about the subject.

I would be forever thankful to that person (Alimo). If it wasn’t because he “magically appeared” in my life, perhaps I would have never found the confidence to start investing. Or, maybe, I would have started much later in life.

I even gave him a shout out in the dedications page of my first book:

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I know there are no coincidences in life, and I took that ‘serendipitous’ meeting as a gift from God, my higher power.

Finally, in the summer of 2008, a few months shy from the financial crisis that shook the world, I opened my very first online brokerage account. 

I bought 4 shares of stock from my favorite company at the time – Google ($GOOGL) a few days later. 

I remember the day clearly, and I was so excited I think I almost cried. As you could probably tell by the fact I only purchased 4 shares, I was still a little bit “hesitant” and working on getting the hang of it. 

I was so excited to go through the actual process and just learn hands-on how to complete an investing transaction from beginning to end.

As the housing bubble got crazier, big corporations started going out of Business, and the stock market started going downward. Even with the chaos, I was not discouraged in the least. 

Instead, I remember being super excited and started to buy shares of high-quality companies at deep discounts. The circumstances only strengthened my love for investing, and I continued educating myself on the subject.

As time went by and my passion continued growing, I decided to pursue an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship, which I finished with honors in the spring of 2014. 

I learned a ton in those business classes, mostly fancy finance formulas and being strategic about business practices. 

I also learned that no one needs an MBA or finance degree to become a successful investor.

Once I finished my MBA degree, I considered whether it was time to pursue my “lifelong” dream of a Wall Street job. 

However, as the universe would have it, a semester before I graduated with my master’s, I got the idea for Girl$ on The Money. The name popped into my head while sitting at a cubicle at my corporate job at the time, which happened to be in Wall Street (but had nothing to do with investing).

In the spring of 2014, after finishing my MBA, I finally quit my last job in the insurance industry. 

I decided to pursue a strong mission that sat in my heart: Teaching investing to women, minorities, and individuals that aren’t typically exposed to this incredible skill.


Live, save, invest GOTM

Despite wanting a “Wall Street Job” so bad for many years, when I got the idea for Girl$ on The Money, things started to make a lot of sense. 

I soon realized that maybe my mission in life is not working on Wall Street, making the wealthy wealthier. My mission is to spread the knowledge of investing education and show (in a practical hands-on way) that investing is NOT rocket science. 

Everyone has the power to invest and be successful at it. 

Today I manage a profitable portfolio of various stocks, most of which I’ve held for several years. I’ve also helped hundreds of students and clients do the same. 

Seeing your money grow in an investing account VS. seeing your money make pennies in a regular bank account is an eye-opening and empowering realization. This is one of the many reasons I feel so passionate about sharing this information with the world.

Educate yourself about how real investing works, make educated decisions, and practice patience – you can grow your wealth faster and efficiently. 

Investing is a world that many of us are not exposed to – sometimes ever! 

Through Girl$ on The Money, I am here to change that.

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Thank you for being part of our community and coming on this journey with me. If you have any questions about anything, I’m always an email away.

Cheers to health, love, success, and profits!




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What I Read: March 2021

Hey, everyone!

I know I’ve been slacking on updating these posts, but I’ve not been slacking on my reading. This post is about a month late, but better late than never :).

Here’s what I read in March 2021 –

Secrets of The Millionaire Mind 

Author: T. Harv Eker

Mente Millonaria

As you can see, I read the Spanish version of the book. I read the English version about five years ago and did not like it for some strange reason.

However, picking it up several years later and in Spanish allowed me to see the book with fresh eyes, and I enjoyed it.

If you’re looking for a book that can help shift your mindset regarding prosperity and abundance, this is it! I read it faster than I thought I would.

And so, that brings me to the fact that I ended up reading two books in March.

Here’s the next one:

Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable

Author: Jamie Kern Lima

I’ve been a fan of It Cosmetic and the charismatic founder ever since I came across their infomercials about 6 or 7 years ago. I typically immediately flip the channels when I come across QVC or any other network that sells products to people at random times of the day.

However, with the It Cosmetics episodes, I often became mesmerized and would sit and watch. Jamie is someone that doesn’t look like the “typical” makeup expert or model.

She is relatable and was selling a high-quality product that did what it promised. I think the combination of that had a lot to do with her success.

After countless rejections from all over the place, including QVC, It Cosmetics eventually became the #1 makeup brand in the country. A makeup conglomerate subsequently acquired it for 1.2 Billion dollars.

This book is very inspiring. It also allows readers to get to know the founder on a much more personal level. Check it out!

And that’s all folks 🙂

Tell me: What have you been reading recently? Share below!

Cheers to Health and Profits,



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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:


Author: Glennon Doyle


Ok, so, to be completely honest, what caught my eye about this book in the first place was seeing it all over social media towards the end of last year and the beginning of this year.

I then started seeing powerful quotes and excerpts from the book that motivated me to check it out. For example:

“This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been.” 

“The only thing that was ever wrong with me was my belief that there was something wrong with me.” 

“When a woman finally learns that pleasing the world is impossible, she becomes free to learn how to please herself.” 

“Every time you’re given a choice between disappointing someone else and disappointing yourself, your duty is to disappoint that someone else. Your job, throughout your entire life, is to disappoint as many people as it takes to avoid disappointing yourself.”

Powerful, right?!

Ok, so here’s my honest feedback about the book: I wasn’t a big fan of some anecdotes and life stories. However, I am a huge fan of empowering messages, and this book had a lot of that!

Through stories and examples, Glennon talks about living an unapologetic life.

As long as we’re not causing intentional harm to others, we should all be doing what makes us feel alive. We have a duty to live our life to the fullest, and we all must liberate ourselves from the fears of disappointing others in the process.

We should make a conscious effort to eliminate feelings of hesitation and fear from our lives. It is easier said than done but something to work towards!

Glennon speaks from experience and has a very empowering story. She left a life many would have considered “picture perfect” to start all over again.

Great book overall. If you’ve checked it out or plan to, let me know!

And that’s all for now!

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Cheers to Health and Profits,



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