My name is Lucy. Hi!
I like to live simply, but adventurously.
I am often exploring my curiosity. You can learn more about me, what I write about, how I think, and the ideas I’m exploring below.
The content on this site is divided into three main categories:
- Personal Finance (This is the focus of my writing. You can read about why below.)
- What I’m Reading (I love to read and do so every night before bed, regardless of the time – with maybe five exceptions in any given year. I like to exchange book recommendations and discuss them with friends. These posts capture the highlights.)
- Let Luc (This is the section of my website where I can go totally free-form, writing about anything and everything else on my mind.)
Why I Write About Personal Finance
Personal finance is a passion of mine. Really, it’s more than that. To me, money is a tool which helps us live our amazing lives. I suppose life is my passion and money is a tool that helps me live it to the fullest. It should be that way for everyone, but like any tool, we have to know how to use it.
Over the last several years many friends have asked me questions in regards to their personal finances, and I have enjoyed researching those questions and sharing my findings and insights with them. As I have made financial planning my profession, more and more friends have come to me with questions.
That’s where Let Luc Finance comes in. I want you, my friends (and your friends and your friends’ friends), to be able to receive clear, concise information that walks you through the basic foundations of financial planning and gives you the education you need to take action, ultimately moving you closer to financial security and the realization of your dreams.
My goal is for my readers to learn a little more about money so they can Let Luc a lot more in life.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, feedback, thoughts, personal stories. Let’s talk, let’s meet, let’s make life happen. (Please note that I do not accept any guest posts.)
Virginia Tech graduate (math and statistics). Retirement actuary. Non-profit country director in Fiji (micro-finance and education). Fee-only financial planner. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.
The beach, sunshine, quiet mornings, breakfast, dark chocolate, pretty much all things outdoors and adventurous, tennis, music, reading, learning, podcasts, Survivor, personal finance. You can find a list of my 30 favorite things here.
Traffic, craft glitter.
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”
Jack Kerouac, from his book On The Road
East Of Eden, by John Steinbeck (the journey of life)
Matilda, by Roald Dahl (feeling like a kid again)
Love Does, by Bob Goff (how to treat people)
The War Of Art, by Steven Pressfield (overcoming resistance)
In no particular order: Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Chance The Rapper, The Beatles, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Mat Kearney, Usher, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, The Killers…to name a few.
Rolling Stone Music Now (music)
How I Built This (entrepreneurship)
Financial Independence Podcast (early retirement)
ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcasts (sports stories)
Rob Has a Podcast (if you’re into Survivor – or check out his other shows for other TV show recaps and discussions)
Pop Culture Happy Hour (pop culture – obviously)
Up First (NPR’s brief news show, every morning Monday through Friday)
FiveThirtyEight Politics (politics)
Serial (investigative journalism, telling true stories)
S-Town (investigative journalism, telling a true story – from the makers of Serial)
Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell)
Seth Godin’s Startup School (15 episodes in total and well worth the time)
Making Oprah (3 main episodes, a few bonus episodes, 1 inspiring story)
*I find the list evolves with time, my interests, and what I feel like diving into and learning about at any given time. This list was last updated February 19, 2018.
Other Blogs I Recommend
Mr. Money Mustache (“financial freedom through badassity”)
Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits (“finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives”)
Derek Sivers (“Writer, entrepreneur, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.”)