Perched on a stool at the Financial Gym’s former Flatiron location, each new revelation about negotiating at a Wine & Learn Wednesday event made me more fired up about personal finance. At the beginning of 2017, I made a New Year resolution get my finances in order.
My relationship with money is linked to fear. A series of experiences with housing uncertainty, scarcity, and witnessing financial and psychological abuse taught me to live in fear of anything to do with money.
It started as a joke. After getting “naked” with my financial trainer, I felt a little hopeless. Will I ever get out of debt? Will I ever not live paycheck to paycheck? She assured me all would be okay, but I knew I had a long road ahead of me.
We are officially in the middle of the Summer season which means it is more crucial than ever to make sure we are soaking up the beautiful weather as much as possible! Yes that means meals and happy hours outside, but we are talking about moving our workouts outside, too!
Mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (or ETFs) are two of the most common tools used by everyday investors (you and me) to “simplify” the process of creating a portfolio and keep investment costs low.
“Do I have to give up wine?” That was one of my big questions when figuring out what costs to cut. For Chandra Savage, a Level 2 trainer at the Financial Gym, wine is also something that’s on the “must have” list.
Today we are sharing our first Gym Magic Fund story. We spoke to Florida and Vincent Harris who are one of the first recipients of Gym Magic and they shared how it helped them celebrate a very special day.
Let’s face it, adulting is hard. As a grown up, there are very few moments where we get to be truly free of our obligations.Somewhere along the way, we inevitably get caught up in the chaos of being “an adult” and forget how to have FUN.
The number one fear keeping most of our clients on the sidelines is losing their money if they invest it; however, being overly cautious with your money also means that your money is actually losing value.
Here's a very special Martinis & Your Money Happy Hour episode with three current members of the Financial Gym talking about their personal experiences and what the Financial Gym has done for their financial lives.