Save your relationship…know your money symbol

This post is the second in a series of guest posts that focus on getting the most from your money life when it intersects with your love life. Reasons for couples seeking counseling varies. Some of the most common reasons for couples to seek out counseling includes difficulty communicating and lack of affection. In my…

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7 steps to cure your money phobia

Lots of people have money phobia. Phobia is excessive fear that interferes with your life. For instance, being afraid of sharks and avoiding them is not an example of excessive fear (I think that’s just smart). However, being so afraid of sharks that one avoids ever getting into the water is an example of a…

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The number one wealth secret…

There is one point about money that is more important than any other, and that’s to understand what is required to generate wealth.  Financial planning only matters if you have the potential to produce money in the first place. So here it is, the one thing you need to understand to generate wealth for yourself…

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Top 8 no-brainer moves for your money

Ever once in awhile, I realize that I’ve fallen into bad habits. I spent WAY too much money on coffee shops and eating out last month. I forgot to max-fund my health savings account (so now I am playing catch-up). The point is, even someone who looks at this stuff every day needs to remind…

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The Holiday Money Roundup

It’s so easy to become completely unconscious during the holiday season…we eat too much, spend too much and experience WAY too much stress as the year closes out. We all have this image of the “perfect” scenario, and do what we can to try and fulfill it. Sometimes all of that expectation is too much.…

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How to give yourself a raise

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…

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How to avoid self sabotage with your money

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…

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