Books for your Morning Ritual

Hello, my dear community! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that (almost) every morning, I share a page from two books I am reading during my morning routine. As some of you might know, I now have a newborn, and my mornings don’t always look the same. Thankfully, we usually haveContinue reading “Books for your Morning Ritual”

Stock Market Holidays: 2023

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 2023: And that’s all folks! Questions? Comments? Let me know below! 🙂 Courses and Resources for Investing Beginners: Are you new to the investingContinue reading “Stock Market Holidays: 2023”

The Fed Raises Rates: What does it mean for the average person?

On Wednesday, 12/14/2022, Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve, announced that interest rates are going up again. This time by 0.50 points taking it to a new targeted range between 4.25% and 4.5%: Source: CNBC The constant raises have been standard practice in 2022, and it’s the government’s attempt to control inflation, among otherContinue reading “The Fed Raises Rates: What does it mean for the average person?”

Happy Birthday: Girl$ on The Money!

Today is my blog anniversary. We are celebrating its 9th 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 Birthday: Girl$ on The Money!”

Should you hire a financial advisor?

Here is a question I’ve gotten several times over the years from members of the Girl$ on The Money community: How do you feel about financial advisors? Do you recommend getting one? What should I look for when picking an advisor? And here are my two cents: While I 100% respect the financial advisor industryContinue reading “Should you hire a financial advisor?”

What saving and investing allowed me to do

Hello, Future Investors! During a recent workshop, I shared a personal story about one of the most important things saving my money and investing it has allowed me to do. Here’s the gist of it: When I started working at my first corporate job (at the age of 21), I realized VERY early on thatContinue reading “What saving and investing allowed me to do”

Series I Bonds: Explained!

UPDATE: Starting November 1st, 2022, and through May 1st, 2023, the NEW rate on Series I bonds is 6.89% (adjusted from 9.62%). Keep reading to learn more about what iBonds are. Hello, my Dear Community! After a recent Instagram Reel where I mentioned Series I Bonds as a vehicle to save money in the shortContinue reading “Series I Bonds: Explained!”

Favorite Savings Accounts for Emergency Funds (and beyond)

*This post was last updated on 05/09/2023. All rates are updated as of that date.* It is no secret that I am a huge stock market fan. The fact that we have the privilege of investing our money in high-quality stocks and funds that help us build wealth over time is fascinating to me. WithContinue reading “Favorite Savings Accounts for Emergency Funds (and beyond)”

Investing Books For Beginners

Are you a beginner in your investing journey and are looking for books that are easy to read? Check these out: One up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch (Stock Investing) “Understand the nature of the companies you own and the specific reasons for holding the stock. (“It is really going up!” doesn’t count.)” -PeterContinue reading “Investing Books For Beginners”

I’ve never bought a “weed” stock in over ten years as an investor – here’s why

If you follow media trends, you might know that on Wednesday, 04/20, many were “celebrating” 420, which many recognize as the official day of cannabis around the world. I felt this would be an excellent opportunity to re-share with my community why I’ve never invested in cannabis stock in my almost 14 years of investingContinue reading “I’ve never bought a “weed” stock in over ten years as an investor – here’s why”