the Creative Money blog
The most important aspect of money is maximizing your income through your career or self employment. I see all-too-frequently people who are not being clear about the value they bring to their work—which ultimately hurts their entire financial situation. It’s important that you make the connection between how you talk about yourself and how it affects income. Until this happens, you’re never going to get a raise that satisfies you. (more…)
I’ve mentioned before that I have been watching this awesome new sitcom called Mom. It stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney, and they are daughter and mother—-both recovering addicts—-going through all of the challenges that addicts generally face when working through sobriety. I love this show!
A few weeks ago, Anna Faris’s character Christy realized she was bored. Instead of dealing with all of the craziness she was accustomed to dealing with before and during recovery, she realized her life was going really well. There weren’t any problems to address, nothing for her to fix. So she slept with her out-of-work, homeless ex-husband who had parked his van/home in her driveway—that made things more interesting immediately. Essentially, Christy sabotaged her own progress to avoid boredom.
Self sabotage happens a lot with financial recovery; people miss the excitement of spending whatever they want, or the challenge of accumulating debt and paying it down. The problem is, if you can’t break your addiction to financial excitement, you’re never going to achieve the kind of financial life that gives you peace. (more…)
If you’ve spent any time at all on my blog, you know I am a huge proponent of Mint budget tracking software. No, I don’t get paid to advocate for them (but hello Mint, if you want to pay me, I am totally open to that…). Mint was quite simply the first budget tracking program that gave me clarity over my spending. (more…)
I’ve been watching this awesome new sitcom this fall called Mom. It stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney, and the premise is they are mother and daughter—-both recovering addicts—-going through all of the challenges that addicts generally face when working through sobriety. In case it doesn’t sound like it, let me tell you, they are hilarious. (more…)
I was just talking to a client who said, “I would give up all of the money I am making this year if I could make things right with my daughter.” She noticed when her business was doing really well, things with her family would start to fall apart, and vice versa. She knew what she was doing—creating her own obstacles to success. But until she spoke them out loud, she couldn’t clear them. (more…)Next Page »