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December 09, 2015
money goals

Dearest YOU (yes, you!), I started my company because I knew absolutely nothing about money and personal finance. I saw my bank account balance depleting and I knew I had to do something about it. You might be thinking, “how could a finance major in a finance job know nothing about personal f...
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BUDGETING AND DIETING – ARE THEY ANY DIFFERENT?

December 01, 2015
Money Cleanse, the Fiscal Femme

Money is to budgeting as food is to dieting. There are countless books, articles and tons of other resources dedicated to food and money. We try our best to budget, overspend, dust ourselves off and try again. We commit to a new diet but temptation wins out. Here we go again! It’s the endle...
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What Your Credit Score Could Mean for Your Love Life

November 15, 2015
Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, the Fiscal Femme on Fox & Friends

A recent study released by the Federal Reserve Board says that our credit scores are correlated to our love lives. You can read the full study here. Why am I so excited about this? If love isn't a reason to get your credit score up, I don't know what is! Our credit score is often a reflection of ...
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5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make with Their Finances

November 01, 2015
Small business mistakes, money mistakes, business finance

Originally posted on Be Sage Wedding Pros. Being an entrepreneur is an extremely fulfilling career where you get to live your passion, challenge yourself daily and experience great freedom. While you may love running your business and focusing on your expertise, other aspects, especially the fina...
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The Fabulously Frugal Challenge

October 20, 2015
Fabulously frugal, save more, budgeting

Saving money doesn't mean sitting at home alone peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I believe we can live amazing lives now while also saving for the long-term. It's all about maximizing each dollar we spend so that we can enjoy life and achieve all of our goals and dreams. One of my favorite ...
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4 Reasons You Should be Investing Now

October 12, 2015
4 reasons you should be investing now

If you haven’t started investing, I don’t blame you! It’s not something we’re taught growing up, it’s incredibly intimidating, and we’re scared to make a mistake and lose our hard-earned money. There are entire TV channels, countless articles, and thousands of books dedicated to the topi...
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How to Get Rid of Unnecessary Risk When Investing

October 05, 2015
Get Rid of Unnecessary Investing Risk

While there will always be risk involved when you invest, you can eliminate a lot of the unnecessary risk if you understand these key concepts. Here's some jargon demystified. DIVERSIFICATION: Diversification is just a fancy way of saying, don't put all of your eggs in one basket. If you invest i...
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Is investing risky?

October 01, 2015
Is investing risky? The Fiscal Femme

Risk is a really intimidating word. It immediately makes us think of the worst-case scenario where EVERYTHING goes wrong. When it comes to our money, that's enough to make us keep all of our cash under our beds! In reality, risk is something that we deal with all day everyday all day. There is r...
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WHY IT’S SO HARD TO STICK TO OUR FINANCIAL GOALS

September 09, 2015
Blog, the Fiscal Femme

“Live within your means” and “save money” are simple golden rules of financial wellness. Knowing them, why do we still make the bad money choices we do even when it jeopardizes our financial goals? Note: This also applies to pretty much every other aspect of our life (i.e. weight-loss ...
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Cooking with the Fiscal Femme – Summer Tacos

June 01, 2015
Cooking, healthy recipes, frugal recipes,

I hear this complaint all the time - "I don't grocery shop because it ends up costing me more than going out!" While I don't doubt that it's true, it doesn't have to be the case! To help out with this exact issue, we're going straight to the kitchen. Last week, our wonderful intern Holland taught u...
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