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

4 Reasons Why October Is Tops for Home Buying

Better value, less competition, and potential tax perks are just a few of the reasons why this month is hot for home-buying. More

Baby on Board! New Parents Dish on ‘The Best Baby Money Decision I Ever Made’

A baby can set you back $13K—in year one. So we went straight to the source—moms and dads—for their smartest newborn money moves. More

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