Author Profile: Claire

Claire

Claire, Content Intern at ReadyForZero. Claire is a Bay Area native with an affinity for travel and food who enjoys writing about personal finance, budgeting, and many other topics.

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In The Money vs Happiness Debate, Why Not Choose Both?

Take a moment to think back to when you were just a little kid. You know, the good ol’ days when life was about drinking juice boxes and hanging out in the sandbox. No worries of resumes, retirement funds, or stock options clouding your mind. Now, try and remember what it was you thought you’d be when you grew up….

Topics We’re Talking About: Getting Thrifty Up in Here

Happy Friday, ReadyForZero readers! This week we’re taking on the topic thrift. Ever find yourself snowballing your spending only if you start spending on a certain thing in the first place? That’s me with new clothes. I’m perfectly fine shopping my own closet until I actually need something, for instance a new winter coat to replace the original that’s falling…

Back to the Beginning: Claire Shares Some of Her Favorite Posts

I’ve been with ReadyForZero for nearly a year and a half now and during that time I’ve had the ultimate pleasure of working with an incredible team of writers intent on creating and sharing the best financial information out there. In scrolling through the nearly 1000 (!!) published posts on the ReadyForZero blog, only one thought filled my mind: can…

Feeling Spendy? Do One of These 10 Things Instead

Alright readers, are you ready to get a little warm and fuzzy? Because I’m about to lay out a list of things that feel better than spending money – and it’s going to get a little sentimental. Why’s that? Because when you talk about appreciating the little things in life, you run the risk of sounding a tad cheesy. But…

Topics We’re Talking About: Budgeting For The Last Bit of Summer

Hello readers and a happy, happy Friday to you! This week we’re talking about a topic that I’d almost rather not acknowledge: the end of summer. But instead of focusing on any summertime blues, we’re talking about how to enjoy the end of summer. Specifically, how to budget for one last hurrah before BBQs and pool time comes to a…

How a Financial Planner and Her Husband Manage Their Debt

The author of this post is Ann Arceo, a guest contributor to the ReadyForZero Blog. As a financial planner, I definitely feel the pressure to make sure my husband and I keep our finances in tiptop shape. I want to “walk the walk” not just “talk the talk,” but I must admit that following my own advice hasn’t always been easy….

Topics We’re Talking About: Facing Your Financial Fears

I come from a long family lineage of “worriers”. My mom was a total nail biter. My grandfather worried over every little detail. When I was a little kid I used to stay up at night fretting over impending visits to the dentist – even if the next appointment was 6 months away. To sum up, I’m no stranger to…

An Education in Transparency: Schools Under Pressure to Disclose Details Behind Financial Products Marketed On Campus

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently published a stern warning to the top universities in the country. The subject of their concern? Lack of transparency on how and why financial products are vended on college campuses. Specifically, the CFPB is focused on requiring schools to reveal details behind the relationships colleges have with financial institutions who are marketing financial…

36 Creative Ways to Entertain on a Budget

To be honest, when I was first tasked with thinking of 36 ways to entertain on a budget, I immediately adjusted the number in my head. I mean, I could think of 10 easy – but 36? Psh, it’s not like I’m that cool. I gave myself some wiggle room and decided, I’ll just see what I can come up with……