Face Your Finances

January 28, 2014

“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan”
Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
Why Face Your Finances?
When I was writing the curriculum for my Creative Live course “Personal Finance for Artists and Freelancers”, I wanted to start with helping the participants think differently about their money.  I realized that you, and the seminar attendees, will never move […]

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Barnard Athena Center Leadership Course “Keeping Your $20’s in Your 20s”

January 26, 2014

If you (or any college students that you know!) are in New York City, check out my new course at the Barnard Athena Center for Leadership Studies.
Baffled by the idea of a budget? Nervous about living paycheck-to-paycheck? Do the words IRA and 401k sound like a foreign language? Start planning for your post-college life with […]

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Save Money on Travel with Kids

January 21, 2014

This article was reprinted on SavvyAuntie, a great online resource. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1cjn4fS
For those of you that know me – I love to travel.  I try and travel internationally once a year and love both ski and beach vacations. Being a personal finance expert, I clearly don’t want to spend top dollars and am […]

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Galia on Marketplace Money NPR

December 16, 2013

My esteemed colleague, Carmen Wong Ulrich, had me on her show, Marketplace Money recently.  People called in and asked questions about:
* Saving for retirement when self-employed
* What to do with old 401ks when you have left your job
* How to keep your investing costs low on your retirement money
* Difference between Solo 401k and SEP […]

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First Money Step For Freelancers

December 2, 2013

Did you check out my article in the December 2013 issue of REAL SIMPLE? It’s a great reminder to take care of yourself during the holidays.
As part of my upcoming workshop “PERSONAL FINANCE FOR ARTISTS AND FREELANCERS” I realized that many people don’t even know where to begin.  Therefore, you are stuck and can’t make your money goals become […]

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GET MORE COMFORTABLE WITH INVESTMENT VIDEO

November 18, 2013

These videos keep getting more and more views.  Even thought it’s getting crazy busy with holiday seaso, check them out again!

Investing doesn’t have to be intimidating. Learning just a few key points may help boost your confidence. Watch this VIDEO to find out more!

This is the second video I was part of for PNC Bank’s “Achievement Sessions”.  The videos […]

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Galia in Real Simple: Save Money on Holiday Shopping

November 18, 2013

In the December 2013 issue of REAL SIMPLE, I was asked to work with an impulse buyer, Jovette, who generously overbuys gifts for her family and then herself.  While her intentions are great- she completely overspends and – more importantly, isn’t meeting her goals of saving for a home.  She does not have any credit […]

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College DIVA CFO

November 18, 2013

For most of my Down-to-Earth Finance career, I’ve worked with people in their 30’s and up.  I always loved the idea of working with college students but never had the audience.  I’ve been teaching at Barnard College Athena Center for Leadership for 8+ years but only in the last year or two have worked with […]

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