Emily

Emily
Portland, Oregon
http://www.emilyliedel.com

I'm a freelance writer and native Portlander who has lived in Switzerland, Russia, Spain, France and (briefly) China. Like most people, my finances are not in tip-top shape, but I'm working on paying off my student loans and fixing that. I'm also a young widow and mother of a one-year-old daughter.

Blog Posts by Emily:

Retirement Savings Plans for the Self-Employed

For self employed individuals contributing to a retirement plan is like giving yourself an instant raise without charging your clients more. The IRS allows you to contribute a percentage of your income into a retirement ...

Personal Finance

Understanding the Realities of Investing in Real Estate

Real estate can be a way to invest, and it can lead to good returns. That doesn’t mean that it’s risk-free or trouble-free. Here are some realities to keep in mind when thinking about investing ...

Homes and Real Estate

Understanding 529 College Savings Plans

We all want the best for our children, and that means access to a college education. No one likes to think of their children saddled with student debt, yet saving for your child’s college education ...

Family and Finances

  • April 11, 2017
  • by Emily

Balancing Debt Repayment with Savings

You may ask yourself, should I pay off debt or save the money? We've listed a few key things to consider as you are balancing how much to devote to each financial priority.

Personal Finance

What to Do with Your 401(k) When You Change Jobs

Congrats on your new job! While you’re saying goodbye to your old co-workers and preparing to take on new responsibilities and learn a different office culture, you should also think about what will become of ...

Personal Finance

  • March 24, 2017
  • by Emily

Buy the Right Life Insurance

Buying life insurance is an exercise in thinking about the facts of life we’d rather not ponder. Included is an in depth example of what a family could do to make sure they are protected. ...

Family and Finances, Risk Reduction

  • March 10, 2017
  • by Emily

Estate Planning Basics for Couples

Getting your affairs in order while you are still healthy and seemingly immortal is a sign of how much you love your significant other. You are making sure that even if you are not around, ...

Family and Finances