Financial Advisor | Austin, TX | The Art of Finance | Philip Olson
The Art of Finance is a fee-based financial planning firm dedicated to helping creative minds negotiate the complexities of personal finance.
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Author: Philip Olson

06 Dec Freezing credit

While it might not be freezing right now in Texas, there is something that you should consider putting on ice.   Your credit.    As you may be aware, hacks of large financial and retail organizations are becoming worryingly commonplace. The most recent and large-scale of which was Equifax, one of...

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29 Sep A Workshop!

I'm obsessed with marriage and relationships. I read books about it, I've paid experts for years to teach me about it, and of course, I do all of the online quizzes. Maybe it's because I got married so young, or maybe it's because I'm a hopeless romantic. I'm...

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21 Jul Socially Responsible Investing

Your money is a gift. You are blessed with the ability to earn it and use it to make a positive difference in your own life and the world at large. That’s what Julia and I believe anyway. These days, multitasking purchases with social good is becoming commonplace. Think of TOM’s shoes,...

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30 Jun What I tell my foster kiddos

Every semester I get to do something awesome. I go to a group of kids who are about to age out of the foster care system, not having been adopted, and talk to them about money. Looking at their faces always makes me feel like I’m about to explore unspoiled territory....

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15 Dec Giving and Getting

Giving is in the air every holiday season, but this year I find myself digging deeper into WHY we give. Is it because we want to be seen as a "good person"? Or is it an outpouring of the abundance we feel we personally live in?   Many of our clients are...

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12 Dec A Gift

Budget.  I love saying this word out loud to the groups that we speak to. I can immediately feel the crowd shift uncomfortably and I can almost hear the voices in their heads start to pipe up. "I should maybe do that someday." “I don’t really make...

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