What does inflation mean for your investments and WTH are I-Bonds???

Inflation can sound super scary and news channels are ringing the alarm bells for the recent increase in inflation rates. Inflation is represented as the rate at which prices for goods and services are rising which means your dollars won’t buy as much as it has in the...

Stock Options & Taxes: Common Mistakes Made When Filing Your Taxes

Did you get offered company stock options in 2021?? If so, congrats! If you bought or exercised your stock options, then you need to watch for these common tax pitfalls when filing your taxes. There are a lot of different acronyms and names out there when referring to...

Five Things You Can Do to Up Your Finance Game in 2021

Start a travel fund (or whatever else fuels your passion): After the rollercoaster of a year 2020 dished out, I think we are all due to have some fun in 2021! For me, this means traveling as soon as it’s safe to do so and I have always found it motivating to start a...

Books That Actually Kept My Attention in 2020

I am usually quite the book whore and devour books weekly, but 2020 has been quite the tumultuous year for a variety of reasons and I found myself picking up books less and less as the weeks and months slowly passed by. When I did pick up a book, few seemed to be able...

What the F is a Fiduciary (and why it should matter to you)?

Let’s get this out of the way first: Empowering Finance and Corey is abso-freaking-lutely a fiduciary. We abide by the fiduciary standard 100% of the time. It’s part of being a Registered Investment Advisor (which Empowering Finance is) and also a requirement of being...

WTH is “The Lost Decade” & WWIDIIWMMM

In my previous post, I talked about my journey into the wild world of finance and what led me to launch Empowering Finance. But what does it really mean to work with a CFP® professional? What does that offer to you and what does it mean to be a woman in this highly...

Empowering Finance and my WHY

Simon Sinek, a powerful author, and motivational speaker has a phenomenal TED Talk and book called Start With Why. In both, he emphasizes the point that we need to lead with WHY: WHY should we get out of bed in the morning? WHY should anyone care? WHY do the work that...
WTH is “The Lost Decade” & WWIDIIWMMM

WTH is “The Lost Decade” & WWIDIIWMMM

In my previous post, I talked about my journey into the wild world of finance and what led me to launch Empowering Finance. But what does it really mean to work with a CFP® professional? What does...

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