Kali Hawlk

Kali Hawlk

Financial Writer

I write about Personal Finance, Money, Saving, Investing, Debt and Credit, Real Estate, Careers, Business, Entrepreneurship, Freelancing, Writing, and more.

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Quiz: Are you good at saving money? | Wells Fargo

Your money habits may not be as good — or bad — as you think. Take our quiz to see where you stand.

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Korhorn Financial Group Creates a Fully Integrated Experience with eMoney

Korhorn wanted to streamline the process in order to create higher-quality plans. The company aimed to serve its clients in a way that was smooth and seamless, and reduce the burden of so much back-office work. It also strived to improve its user experience by allowing clients to view their financial plan and real-time data whenever they wanted.

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Social Listening: Tools Retailers Can Use to Monitor Online Chatter

A sound social media strategy is one where, yes, you share a little bit about your brand and what you offer — but you also spend a lot of time interacting and engaging with your customers, followers, colleagues, and other important individuals who follow you.

To practice this approach, retailers must first quiet down their own digital voices and practice social listening skills instead.

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Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Your Finances? Here’s What You Should Know

These questions are valid when talking rate hikes, but making decisions based on news headlines alone can be problematic. They could lead you to act from a place of fear or paranoia instead of acting based on rational thinking and your long-term financial plan.

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DVI Develops a Personalized and Interactive Client Experience by Leveraging eMoney's Client Portal

The firm needed a dynamic solution that gave clients a unique portal and interactive system to use, and provided advisors with exceptional financial planning software capable of providing the rigorous reporting the firm required

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Blog Topic Generator: How to Develop a Constant Flow of Content ...

You may be ready to reap the blogging benefits, but there’s still a big, important question to answer: how do you know what to blog about?

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eMoney Case Study: Simonet Financial Group Uses eMoney as a Core Service Offering to Increase Value & Revenues

Simonet was using “a modified version of MoneyGuidePro, spreadsheets, and simple
templates.” But it wasn’t enough. “I was primarily
looking for a platform that made delivering financial
plans and tracking client assets simple and efficient,”
he explains.

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Blogging Basics: How to Write an Introduction to an Article

You know that feeling when you’re sitting in the front car of a roller coaster about to tip over the first hill? That moment signals the start of an exciting and memorable plunge. It’s also a point at which we have the momentum necessary to carry us through the ride (or at least up the next hill).

Introductions to your articles work similarly. They must provoke interest and curiosity, which are the momentum a reader needs to plunge into your post and read through to the very end.

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Why Spending Less Doesn't Mean Living Less | Discover Bank

Getting your finances in order can be frustrating. Daunting, even. After all, it’s not easy coming to terms with a pile of debt or a budget that lands you in the red every month. But there’s one surefire way to make a positive impact on your finances — spend less money to save money.

Easier said than done, right? Perhaps, but only if the lifestyle you know is one in which you live beyond your means. That can be changed. Living well on less can be easy if you learn how to be frugal, not cheap.

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What Every College Student Should Know About Saving | Discover ...

Here are four simple steps you can fit into your college schedule today to build good savings habits with long-term payoff.

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Social Media Savvy: The Best Times to Post on Facebook

Don’t let your well-crafted content go to waste just because you’re not posting at the right times. Here’s what you need to know exactly when to publish your next post.

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What Is a Call to Action?

You might be ready to implement some digital marketing strategies in order to grow your business and expand your reach. But do you know what you need to include to make a website, blog, email, social media post, or any other kind of content effective?

Good digital marketing drives your audience to act – whether it’s to sign up for a list, share your post, send a coupon to a friend, or make a purchase.

If you want your marketing to convince someone to do something, you need to make it well-defined and captivating by including a call to action.

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How to Encourage Customer Reviews (And Why You Should)

When it comes to converting casual browsers into eager buyers, one tactic can help prompt shoppers to action: customer reviews.

While it might feel like you could be opening a can of worms, the benefits outweigh any potential issues. For example, one recent study shows that 90% of people’s buying decisions are influenced by online reviews — which only underscores the importance of publishing the opinions of your customers.

So, how exactly do you encourage customers to leave reviews? Here, we’ll tackle the ins and outs of customer reviews, including the many benefits and how to set up a review system for your retail site.


The Best Wealth-Building Tool You're Not Using

Pairing a tax-deferred account with something like a Roth gives you a balanced approach to retirement savings. But wouldn't it be nice if an account existed that allowed you to contribute money tax-free, withdraw money tax-free, and enjoy the earnings of the account tax-free?

There's good news if you're interested. An account like this exists and can help you build your wealth if you know how to use it.

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What You Need to Know About: Credit | Wells Fargo

Here's what you need to know to make use of credit, maintain a positive credit history, and keep a good credit score — and why it's important to do so.