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The Informational Interview

The afternoon sunshine weaves through a slit in the thick curtains, casting white lines on the dark brick floor. The only sound in this cavernous office is the whoosh of cars driving by on the highway about 300 yards away. I am nervous to meet the bank President, my father’s golfing buddy, for an informational…

Happy New Year from Paris

I am taking the last week of the year off. I’ve been in Paris since the day after Christmas, with my husband. This is our first time away from our children since before the pandemic and the first time away from our daughter, who turns 2 in February. We miss them dearly, but we needed…

The Best of The Belle Curve 2021

This year went by in the blink of an eye. The fall was so busy, that I didn’t have time to write. The growth my firm experienced this year was incredible, bordering on insane. Every time I think I’ve hit my limit, I find a way to stretch and do a little more. So while…

Hurricane Ida Finale

After a few conversations with readers this week, I realized that I never wrote a finale to our Hurricane Ida experience. My apologies, this is my brain on a hurricane. The personal news is that we were fine. Our house suffered no damage or water intrusion. We were able to confirm this late in the…

Ida Continued …

The levees held, our power grid did not. Late Sunday evening, as the worst of Ida’s winds barreled through New Orleans, Entergy sent a mass text to all customers …. a catastrophic failure of the power grid resulted in total loss of power across the city. This, unfortunately, included power to the Sewerage & Water…

Ida Update

Today, Hurricane Ida, a powerful Category 4 hurricane with 150 MPH winds, is making landfall in southeast Louisiana. My family and I evacuated Friday night, luckily avoiding heavy traffic, and we are safe at Lake Martin, Alabama. Some of our friends and family stayed and are hunkered down in their homes. Others left yesterday and…

Introducing Kamri

I am excited to introduce a young woman who will be interning with me this summer. Kamri Washington currently attends Texas Christian University. Prior to TCU, she attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans for twelve years. Kamri is going to be a sophomore in the fall studying Finance and Real Estate…

2020: Good, Bad, and Ugly

I am receiving holiday cards in the mail each day. One of my favorites states “Good Riddance 2020”. While I wholeheartedly agree, it got me thinking about all that has happened this year. And you know what? Not all of it was bad, not by a long shot. So here’s my summary of what happened…

A Time to Think

Somehow we’ve made it to Thanksgiving 2020. Just as I have for the past six years, I will be taking a four day break from the internet. No email, no Twitter, no Instagram, no Slack messages, nothing. I use this time to clear my head and to think. All of these internet distractions get in…

A Conversation with Michigan State Students

My college years still feel like yesterday. There are few things that excite more than speaking to today’s undergraduates who are studying financial planning.  So, when a student from Michigan State University emailed me about appearing on their podcast, I said yes without hesitation. How cool is it that students are creating their own podcasts?…