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7 Steps I Wish We Took to Prepare for Getting a Mortgage

May 22, 2017
Getting a Mortgage

As a money coach, I had read countless articles about the mortgage process and worked with many clients as they purchased their first and second homes. As with most things, however, going through the process yourself is whole different story! My husband and I were fortunate to secure our mortgage at...
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Spring Clean Your Life

May 16, 2017
Spring Clean Your Life, fruit on desk

Over the last 7 days we hosted a #SpringCleanYourLife Challenge where experts shared effective, tangible and fun steps to help us spring clean important areas of our lives. Our amazing experts covered everything from spring cleaning your career to spring cleaning your space to spring cleaning your...
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What’s Holding Women Back From Financial Freedom Has Nothing To Do With What’s In Our Bank Accounts

May 12, 2017
financial freedom; happy woman

Originally published on Bustle. Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even though 28 percent...
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5 Steps to Fabulously Frugal Meal Planning

May 02, 2017
Fab Frugal Meal Planning

As a money coach, one of the most common complaints I hear is how expensive food is. It’s no surprise that dining out or getting takeout can tmake a major toll on your wallet, but trips to the grocery store can add up quickly too. It can feel like there’s no way to buy food affordably, especiall...
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5 Ways to Be Fabulously Frugal

April 28, 2017
Fabulously Frugal Picnic

Originally posted in GenHERation. Ashley Feinstein Gerstley founded the Fiscal Femme with the intention of “demystifying the world of money and personal finance.” When asked about her inspiration to become a personal finance coach Ashley said, “I was a finance major and finance professiona...
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How to Be Better with Money in Just 30 Days

April 14, 2017
money meeting, money journal

Originally published on PureWow. Written by Rachel Bowie. You’ve got big plans for spring cleaning, but instead of just focusing on your home, why not take a deep dive into your finances, too? We asked Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, money coach and founder of The Fiscal Femme, to share tiny tweaks...
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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

April 10, 2017
Eat Healthy on a Budget

The grocery store can get the best of our spending even when we have good intentions. The same can be said of eating out at restaurants and getting takeout at our desks. We may be trying to make healthy choices while working within our budget and still satisfying our cravings every once in awhile, b...
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Read THIS Before Talking To Your Boss About $$

April 06, 2017
talking to your boss negotiate (1)

Originally published on Refinery 29. Written by Rachel Selvin.   It took me 27 years to realize that asking for a raise wouldn't read as a lack of gratitude that could put my job in peril. Like most millennials, I've built a relationship with money that's painfully influenced by 2008's F...
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5 Frugal Joys to Plan for this Spring

March 28, 2017
frugal joys; walking

Spring has officially sprung! And while most of us can't bring out our shorts just yet, we can start planning some fun activities for spring. A change in the seasons is a great time to discover some new frugal joys—the free or inexpensive things that make us really happy. This will be different fo...
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10 of the Funniest Taxes that Exist Now and Throughout History

March 24, 2017
Funniest taxes; sliced bagel tax

For many people, tax season conjures up images of tedious number crunching or stressing about owing the IRS more than you’d like to admit. But tax season also brings an opportunity for gratitude, especially when you stop and think about what your taxes provide to you and your community. As you go ...
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