Christine Ryan Jyoti


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

Newlyweds Checklist: 10 Steps to Mapping Out a Money Mission Statement for Couples

Every couple should have one—but few do. Here’s how to draft a money mission statement for a sound future together. More

Spring 2015 Home-Buying Guide: 5 Insider Tips From Real Estate Pros Across the Country

As the weather heats up, so does the housing market. Experts offer advice for improving your chances of winning the bidding wars. More

Ready to Buy a Home? 7 Key Questions to Ask Yourself First

Before you proffer up a down payment, it’s important to assess if you can truly take on the commitment—by reviewing these points. More

’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