What Does It Mean To File For Bankruptcy?

By Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick We live in a world where facts are…fluid and in some cases largely ignored. We see this in the news cycle, in advertising and of course we see it when it comes to financial advice as well. My job is to dispel fact from fiction and clear up any money fogginess […]

What Kind Of Business Structure Is Right For You?

By Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick Originally published on Brit + Co on 2/22/21 There are millions of things to consider when starting your own business. Some of them are very exciting and glamorous–”what cool name should we give our business?”, “what fun logo should we choose?”. Some of the decisions we must make are…not as glamorous […]

Coupling Your Money

By Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick  Originally published on CNBC on 1/20/20 Love! Marriage! Horse and carriage, blah blah blah. One of the most wonderful things in life is finding someone you love and wanting to combine your life with that person. One of the most difficult challenges in life can be merging your life with that […]

How To Protect Yourself From The Financial Unknown (Financial Fragility)

By Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick  Originally published on 4/12/19 The beginning of March was a real mess for me and my family. I had to have an emergency mammogram (I’m ok!), my husband tore his pectoral muscle while skiing (man injury=eye roll) and had to have surgery, our kitchen faucet broke, and we had to get […]

The Gender Gap Is Real: How To Avoid Its Pitfalls

By Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick  Originally published on Forbes.com on 9/11/17 I had a realization recently that I spend a great deal of time telling my readers how to do things—how to prepare for marriage or a baby, how to save more money, etc.—but I haven’t spent enough time on explaining the “why”. Why should you […]