I’m Elva, apbka (also, previously, briefly, known as) Wise Money Shopper. Amanda, aka Dr. Wise Money, was my sister.
I’m writing here to say that she took her own life in November 2016. True to her chronically overworked and seemingly tireless self, she has posts scheduled well into Spring of 2017. I am not going to interfere with her queued posts. The only change I’ve made so far is disconnecting her other social media accounts, so that posts appearing here will not automatically update across various platforms. I am not publishing anything she has written that was not already scheduled by her in the past. I am not editing her posts in any capacity. You will recognize posts by her as having the author Dr. Wise Money.
In the future I would like to continue to update this site in her memory, and in her spirit (non-superstitiously speaking). I don’t know yet what that will look like, but I look forward to it as a journey of healing. I’ve also met countless amazing, kind and warm people through her passing, and of course post contributions are welcome. Let’s keep talking; let’s keep one another honest, open and transparent. We can do a lot of good in the world with our short time on earth, as Amanda has so well exemplified for us. Let’s start by being here for one another.