Finance, Growth

Investing for Dummies (by a Dummy)

Do you ever wish that high school had a course called "Life Skills" where they teach you things you actually need to know? You know, something that would educate young, blossoming adults on how to do taxes, selecting the right school for your wallet, why your credit score is important, what a 401(K) is and… Continue reading Investing for Dummies (by a Dummy)

Quality of Life, Lake Life
Lifestyle

The Meaning of Quality of Life

By definition, the term quality of life means the standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual or group. This has been a topic of conversation frequently, not only in work-life balance but also in personal life matters. I am in that stage of my life where everyone around me is getting married, having babies, buying houses, and moving forward. While I try not to let… Continue reading The Meaning of Quality of Life

Lifestyle, Travel

Why all Women should Travel Alone at least Once in their Lives

When I told my boyfriend Austin I was going to branch off my Paris trip and take the train to Amsterdam and Brussels by myself to explore, he was not surprised. He was a little wary, but mostly happy that I would get to see parts of the world I've never seen before. In past… Continue reading Why all Women should Travel Alone at least Once in their Lives

Career, Lifestyle

Ditching Societal Norms and Setting your own Priorities

As young adults, have you ever noticed that there is so much conversation and pressure around what we’re supposed to do with our lives? We grow up with the notion that we’re supposed to go to college, get a job, meet someone, get married, buy a house, and have children. Check, check, check check, right… Continue reading Ditching Societal Norms and Setting your own Priorities

Career, Lifestyle

The Bad B*tch in the Pencil Skirt

I have always had two fighting alter egos: One is the hippie chick in the flip flops who lives on an island, working as a dive-master-slash-yoga-instructor. She's probably named after a flower and spends her spare time painting and volunteering at the local animal shelters. She may have had dreads at one point in her… Continue reading The Bad B*tch in the Pencil Skirt

Volunteer Tourism
Lifestyle, Travel

Travel with Purpose: Volunteer Tourism

Let me tell you something - wanderlust ain’t no joke. I know it’s cliche, and I’m guessing you know a girl who wears flowy pants and headwraps with it tattooed on her (I’m one of them). Despite that, it is a genuine feeling, like a combination of adrenaline, awe, fear, and excitement wrapped into this euphoric… Continue reading Travel with Purpose: Volunteer Tourism

Lifestyle, Travel

Travel with Purpose: Destinations on a Dime

Traveling the world is something I grew up dreaming about. I was fortunate enough to go on family vacations to Disney or Cape Cod every now and then, but I always wanted to go further; see things no one I knew had seen before. The thought of standing beneath the eiffel tower humbled me, the… Continue reading Travel with Purpose: Destinations on a Dime