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Reasonable but Arbitrary: The Best You Can Do with Many Financial Decisions.

Have you ever had questions like these about your own finances? Wondered how to figure out the answer? How much should I save for retirement? When should I exercise my
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Flow FP's Block Woman Contemplates the Shell Game

Tricks (Witting or Not) that Investment Advisors Play

I am an investment advisor. I believe that I, and many other investment advisors, bring real value to our clients’ lives. But man, this profession is rife with, mmmm, unseemly
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Meg’s Musings (Inaugural!)

One of the most wonderful parts of being a personal financial planner is that I get to see inside the lives and heads (and neuroses…of which I have my fair
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Flow FP's Block woman is safe in her bucket, in a dangerous world.

It’s the 90th anniversary of the Crash of 1929. Are you ready for the next market crash?

As is part of my weekend tradition, this past weekend I read Jason Zweig’s column (paywall) in the Wall Street Journal. (And yes, to answer your unasked question: I do
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Report from the Women-in-Tech Front (a.k.a. GHC19)

Things I learned at Grace Hopper this year: I cannot do basic arithmetic while standing in front of an audience of 200 people. 100 x 1000 really should be doable.
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Flow FP's Block Woman celebrates 3 years of Flow Financial Planning!

Flow Turns 3

Today is Flow’s third anniversary. Hallelujah. I am occasionally the introspective sort. And occasionally others benefit from those introspections, so I thought I’d publish said introspections on the last three
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How Do I Combine Finances with My Partner?

Let’s just get this out of the way at the beginning: There is no one right way to combine finances with your romantic partner. The “right” way differs from couple
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Flow FP's block woman contemplates her emergency fund.

Emergency funds. Yes, they’re boring. But do you actually have one that’s big enough?

You cannot cruise the internet without tripping over articles about the partial government shutdown and the increasingly horrible effects it’s having on many government workers and their finances and their
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You really really want to do [fill in Your Thing here]. Are you simply waiting for permission? (Video)

Do you have a Big Idea for your life? Quit your job and start your own business! Take a sabbatical! Buy an expensive home! Go back to school! And is
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What a yoga practice can teach you about building strong personal finances (Video)

If you have a yoga practice, you probably know the importance of having a strong, rooted foundation so that the rest of your body can “fly,” both joyfully and safely.
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