Christine Ryan Jyoti

About


Christine Ryan Jyoti is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer. After more than half a decade specializing in non-profit communications in New York and D.C., she left the daily grind to chase after her two young children. She doesn’t have any pets, struggles to find the time to floss her teeth and longs for the freedom to travel. When she’s not feeding, disciplining or snuggling her “spirited” offspring, she sporadically writes about her chaotic life at 24-7 Mommy.

Posts by Christine Ryan Jyoti

’Tis the Season for Spending: 5 Ways a Holiday Savings Account Can Help Save Your Budget

From embracing automation to buying with intention, there are many ways a simple high-yield account can transform your spending. More

3 Important Money To-Dos for Every Decade of Life

Stymied by all those money goals? A CFP® pinpoints the top money to-dos you should focus on in your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. More

4 Real Household Grocery Budgets, Revealed

Four real families share their weekly grocery bills so you can see how much they spend, where they save and when they splurge. More

5 Homeowners Reveal: The Biggest Home-Buying Mistake We Made

From misunderstanding mortgages to hiring the wrong agent, heed these cautionary real estate tales when making your own purchase. More

How I Did It: ‘My Wedding Cost Less Than $1,000′

Steve and Sally enjoy living frugally—and didn’t stray from their principles during wedding or honeymoon planning. Here’s how … More

Grocery Shopping on a Budget: 10 Ways to Keep Rising Food Costs in Check

Surprise! As the heat index rises, so will your food bill. But here’s how you can still save this summer. More

4 Couples, 4 Home Purchases: How Much Can They Afford?

Buying a home is a big—and expensive—milestone. CFP® David Blaylock weighs in on whether these couples should take the plunge. More

9 Glaring Résumé Mistakes Not to Make

Writing a great resume is crucial for a successful career search. Here are nine errors job hunters can’t afford to make. More

7 Secrets to Launching a Lucrative Side Gig

Eager to bring in some serious money from a part-time passion? Start with these tips. More

Investing for Two: How Real Couples Save for Their Futures

Are you and your partner on the same page about your … portfolios? Three couples explain how they made investing work—for two. More