Left Hand Writes Blog


"Left Hand Writes" is here! Join me on this exciting journey as I blend financial expertise with humor and insight. With over 20 years of experience as a financial advisor, I'm ready to demystify complex topics and make finance enjoyable for you. Expect entertaining and educational content delivered bi-weekly, straight from my lab of pen and pad. Your participation is key, so comment, share, troll, and send me your questions. Let's embark on this adventure together, redefining the way we think about finance, one blog post at a time!


Hip Hop x Finance

April 12th,  2024  [3 min. read]

By Drew W. Boyer, CFP®

I grew up during the golden age of hip-hop. 

Before it became commercialized, face tattoos, and turned rap entrepreneurs into billionaires.

Hip-hop has been the soundtrack throughout my life- especially from my teens to early adulthood. My generation witnessed its evolution from the 80’s gold chains, breakdancing, and boomboxes, to the early 90’s hardcore rap wars, and the over-the-top rap videos and lifestyles of late the 90’s.

Just like rappers, I’ve made my fair share of bad money mistakes.




Saving Through Taxation

March 22nd,  2024  [4 min. read]

By Drew W. Boyer, CFP®

At first glance, you might be thinking of social security where private employees are required to pay into it through employment taxes. Public employees have a similar tax in the form of pensions from their salaries. If you’re working, you’re paying into one or the other.

But this isn’t a required federal tax or state pension- this is a self-tax.




What’s Your Adult GPA?

March 8th,  2024  [3 min. read]

By Drew W. Boyer, CFP®

If you’re winning at this game called adulthood, you’re probably working on your taxes right now… and hoping for a big refund. If you’ve done this a few times before, you may even know they’re due: April 15th (a helpful reminder). This is something you must do every year, but hey, at least it’s only once.

There’s another task you should be working on every month to win at adulthood: Your Adult GPA.




Travel Is the Best Investment.

February 16th,  2024  [4 min. read]

By Drew W. Boyer, CFP®

It’s February.  The only thing different this year is we get an extra day.  Great- one more day for the winter blah.

I don’t know about you, but the past few weekends have been spent dreaming about summer vacation to escape this and look forward to trips away, if even a picnic down the street in the green grass, birds chirping, and the leaves swaying in the breeze.  With each day though, you can see the sunrise a bit earlier and the sunset a bit later.  Spring is coming- hang in there y’all!




What was your Childhood Net Worth?

January 24th,  2024  [3 min. read]

By Drew W. Boyer, CFP®

Baseball cards, comic books, and cassettes.

Every holiday we get our family together, my mom says, "she always knew I'd end up doing something with money." So true. I can vividly remember back in my childhood when my net worth was sports cards, comic books, and my music collection. I felt richer every time I was able to save up, or trade, and add more to my collection. To this day, I still have them all stored in my college-era black chest box along with all my other adolescent memories for my kids to look through. But alas, too many cards and comics were made and now their value is maybe what was printed on the cover or card pack. Perhaps they can make a comeback someday, but cassette tapes?