Author: Elyssa Kirkham

Blogging and Podcasting

Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

As couples prepare for marriage, it’s wise to have a range of financial discussions such as disclosing debt, income, and assets and even setting shared financial goals. One conversation you shouldn’t overlook is whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you.

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Blogging and Podcasting

How to Network Virtually and Authentically

There’s no denying the power of networking and connecting with other professionals. The ability to network virtually is a powerful factor in growing an online business. The key is finding online events that allow you to meet the type of people who will best grow your business and then creating a system to stay in touch.

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Blogging and Podcasting

5 Podcasting Pros Share How to Start a Podcast

You’re inspired and ready to dive right in — but where do you start? Learning about the process of podcasting can help you fully understand what it will take to build a sustainable project on your own. Here’s what you need to know to define your goals and decide if a podcast is truly the right medium and platform for you or your business.

Financial Literacy

How to Manage the Costs to Raise a Teenager

Teenagers aren’t cheap. In fact, they are even more expensive than babies! We’ve done the research on what it costs to raise a teenager and how to help manage those costs.

Financial Literacy

How to Decide If You Should Use Your Emergency Fund

Emergency funds are there for, well, emergencies. But what exactly constitutes an emergency? It’s any situation that poses a risk to your livelihood, health, or safety – such as job loss, emergency repairs, or medical care.

Financial Literacy

A Breakdown of the Cost of Raising a Child

Kids cost, on average, $12, 980 per year. This varies of course by family income, location, age of the child, and lifestyle choices of the parents. Childcare, housing, and food are the largest expenses when it comes to raising a child.

Financial Literacy

6 Steps to Protect Yourself As a Victim of Identity Theft

There it was on my credit report: a delinquent account more than 90 days overdue. It was hurting my credit and my chances at refinancing my mortgage. The only problem was — I didn’t recognize the account or remember opening it. I started to suspect I was the victim of

Financial Literacy

Federal vs. Private Student Loans — What You Need to Know

Private or federal student loans: what’s the difference between the two, and which should you choose? This is a question that many students and their parents may face when figuring out how to pay for college. But it can also be a consideration for borrowers who are repaying student loans

Financial Literacy

How to Weigh the Cost of Daycare

One of the biggest challenges many families face is paying for childcare. Here’s what you need to know about weighing the costs.

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