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Whether we have a million dollars or a few hundred, we still enjoy tips about how to manage them. The Royal Neighbors Foundation is here to help. These articles offer sound financial advice as you go about living your life. Whether you’re buying a house, paying for college, adding to your family, changing careers, or planning for retirement, let the Royal Neighbors Foundation be a resource for you.

Meet Kristen Euretig!

Kristen EuretigKristen Euretig, CFP®, has been retained by the Foundation to provide educational financial articles and webinars for the Foundation to help us fulfill our mission of Building Women’s Futures Through Financial Education℠. She is the founder of Brooklyn Plans, LLC, a business designed to address the void in the financial planning industry for women in their 20s-40s to access reliable, independent financial advice and services. She is passionate about connecting women to the help they need to take control of their finances.

A former school teacher, Kristen developed curriculum and implemented financial education programs internationally, including Nigeria and Nicaragua.

Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics at the University of California, San Diego, Kristen earned her Master of Science degree in education/teaching English as a second language at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. She received her Certificate, Financial Planning, at Boston University.

She has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal as an expert financial planner and advocate.

“Just imagine what
the world would be
like if women weren’t
afraid of their finances
anymore and instead
were equipped with
the tools and support
they needed to
achieve their goals
and live their dreams.”

Kristen Euretig, CFP®, owns Brooklyn Plans, LLC, a financial planning firm dedicated to helping today’s women.

These articles are for informational purposes only and do not constitute tax or financial advice. Individuals should contact their financial professional for assistance.

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    Do Good With Your Business: How to Give Back While Running a Small Company

    Dec 18, 2020
    As the holiday season approaches, many businesses are considering how they can give back to their local communities. This is particularly important in 2020, as many places have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Hiring Your First Employee? Here’s What You Need to Know.

    Nov 10, 2020
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    How to Effectively Manage a Business Loan

    Oct 15, 2020
    For some small business owners, taking out a loan can be a great way to grow and eventually become more profitable. But taking out a business loan isn’t without risks. As such, it’s important to arm yourself with information on how to effectively manage business debt ahead of time.
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    What to Look for in a Business Bank Account

    Oct 1, 2020
    If you’re a freelancer or small business owner, a bank account specifically for your business is an important tool. It may help protect you against certain liabilities, and as I’ve written previously, is a great way to delineate between personal and professional expenses.
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    Own A Small Business? Here’s How To Pay Yourself

    Jul 16, 2020
    There are those who have amazing businesses or freelancing careers, but who aren’t sure how to balance adequately compensating themselves for their work and handling business expenses. Instead of setting boundaries between their business income and their spending money, some folks keep everything in the same bank account.
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    How to Structure Your New Business

    Jun 3, 2020
    Are you thinking about starting a business? As you’re gearing up to start selling your product or services, one major thing to consider is the legal structure of your company. This decision affects how you will pay taxes, whether your personal property is protected, and what you plan to do with the business long term.
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    Self-Employed? Here’s What You Need To Know About Money During A Pandemic

    May 7, 2020
    Managing your money during the coronavirus pandemic is hard. This is doubly true if you’re self-employed or own your own business.
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    Self-Employed? Here’s How To Save For Retirement

    Apr 3, 2020
    When it comes to being self-employed, retirement planning is often overlooked or last on an entrepreneur’s priority list. There are many options to choose from, each with different income, contribution, and tax rules.
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    How To Handle Taxes As A Freelancer

    Mar 6, 2020
    The deadline to file taxes is fast approaching, and if you’re a freelancer, the process takes extra time and effort. When you’re a freelancer, taxes aren’t taken out of your paycheck like they would be for a traditional nine-to-five job. You’re expected to keep track of your earnings and business expenses throughout the year.
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