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:

  1. Personal Finance (This is the focus of my writing. You can read about why below.)
  2. 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.)
  3. 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 with your questions, feedback, thoughts, personal stories. Let’s talk, let’s meet, let’s make life happen.


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, quiet mornings, breakfast, dark chocolate, pretty much all things outdoors and adventurous, tennis, music, reading, learning, podcasts, personal finance, can I say Excel spreadsheets? You can find a list of my 30 favorite things here.


Traffic, craft glitter.

Favorite Quote

“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


Favorite Books

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)


Favorite Music

In no particular order: Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Chance The Rapper, The Beach Boys, Adele, The Beatles, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Mat Kearney, Usher, Nicki Minaj…to name a few.


Favorite Podcasts*

Sounds Good with Branden Harvey (positivity)
The Rich Roll Podcast (health)
The Fizzle Show (small business)
Rolling Stone Music Now (music)
How I Built This (entrepreneurship)
Financial Independence Podcast (early retirement)

Serial (investigative journalism, telling true stories)
S-Town (investigative journalism, telling a true story – from the makers of Serial)
Revisionist History (Malcolm Gladwell)
Missing Richard Simmons (in case you didn’t know, Richard Simmons went missing)
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 as of March 30, 2017.


Two Other Blogs I Recommend

Mr. Money Mustache
The Minimalists


Travel Videos

Iceland 2015

HELP Fiji 2014

HELP Fiji 2013

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