Hello from Richmond, Virginia. My name is Joné (pronounced Jenée). Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it’s nice to have you. I know my blog is up and running NOW, but this is a prelease entry. Today is October 8, 2016 and hope to be up and running in two (okay, three) weeks. I have been thinking about doing a blog for a couple months now. I know absolutely nothing about web development, branding or Google analytics. I have been researching, taking notes and connecting with groups on Facebook. I’m trying to get my head wrapped around everything involved in growing a success blog. What have I learned so far? There is so much talent out there and I have a lot to learn. That’s okay… I’m up for the challenge!
I married my high school sweetheart and have two girls, Kate and Avery. Kate is 13 and Avery almost 12. They are funny, smart, loving and keep me on my toes. Believe me – there are moments though when they talk back, mock me and test my patience. I was born and raised in New Orleans and a big fan of good food and southern charm. We moved to Richmond December 2010 for my husband’s job. We are approaching our six-year anniversary in RVA and I have loved every minute of it. Well, maybe not when my girls caught lice at summer camp or maybe not when we were snowed in for days on end, but you get the picture!
My career in the retirement industry began in 2000. I am so grateful I landed at an amazing firm in Richmond shortly after moving. One takeaway from my career is being laser focused on money and saving strategies. I think about my financial picture and always come back to this: No one really discusses household income, personal finances, or saving strategies. How do I know what is enough for an emergency? What about saving for college and retirement? And the question more and more people ask themselves: Will I outlive my money? I know there are saving benchmarks, but think everyone’s financial picture is different.
My future blog will benefit 1) anyone passionate about saving and investing 2) young professionals looking for guidance in how to prioritize their finances 3) parents who need to jumpstart saving for their children’s college education and 4) anyone who wants to be empowered to make smart financial decisions.
I will be back soon so check in and say hi. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter where you will receive tips on saving solutions and great lists on…well, everything finance and career. I am definitely a list girl.