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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 EducationSM. 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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    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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    Making A Money Resolution? Here’s What You Need To Know

    Dec 5, 2019
    As this time of year rolls around, many start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, especially when it comes to money. But time and time again, folks fall off the wagon after working toward their goal for a few months or even weeks.
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    Which healthcare plan is right for you?

    Nov 6, 2019
    Making sense of healthcare plans and benefits packages at work can feel a bit like spooning through alphabet soup. But when you’re armed with the right knowledge, you’ll be able to figure out the best plan for you and your family.
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    How An Allowance-Based Spending Plan Can Change Your Money Life

    Oct 1, 2019
    Do you struggle to stick to a traditional budget? Have you tried several methods and apps, only to break your budget faster than it took to set up? An allowance-based spending system could be for you.
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    How To Help Your High School Senior Pay As Little As Possible For College

    Sep 3, 2019
    Considering the cost of college can be daunting, especially if your child has roughly a year before heading off to college. To make matters worse, the options available to cut costs aren’t exactly clear.
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