State of the Blog: 2017 Year in Review

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State of the Blog: 2017 Year in Review

2017 was the first full calendar year that I’ve been running a blogging business. In honor of this accomplishment, I’d like to take some time to review everything I’ve learned this past year, what worked, and what didn’t! Running a blog is no easy feat, and the fact that I did it while working a … Read More

How (and Why) to Open a Spark Business Bank Account with Capital One

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How (and Why) to Open a Spark Business Bank Account with Capital One

As business owners, we need to be careful about tracking our income and expenses – and keeping them separate from our personal finances. The day I formed my LLC I decided to open a Spark Business bank account through Capital One. Why Capital One? Well, their Spark Business division gives me free checking and savings … Read More

How to Form an LLC All By Yo’ Self

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How to Form an LLC All By Yo’ Self

When I first started researching how to form an LLC, I have to say: the articles I read made it seem like a super difficult process that required a fancy lawyer or expensive service. Thankfully, it isn’t (for the most part). I formed my LLC in August (yay!) and I’m proud to say that now … Read More

How to Choose a Name for Your Blog or Brand (+ 5 Tools I Love!)

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How to Choose a Name for Your Blog or Brand (+ 5 Tools I Love!)

Coming up with a name for your brand or blog can be a real challenge. Sometimes it takes me weeks to come up with a solid name I’d be proud to use. Not to mention, most of the easy to remember TLDs are usually taken when you go to register them. This is why I … Read More

Earnest Student Loan Refinancing Review

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Earnest Student Loan Refinancing Review

About two years ago, I decided to refinance my student loans with Earnest, a technology-first lender based out of San Francisco. Here’s my story of the application process, paying off my loans and my experience negotiating a lower interest rate. Is Student Loan Refinancing Smart For You? I did a ton of research before making … Read More