Recovering From Personal Budget Abandonment

No one can ever be perfect with their personal budget; there will always be moments when you choose to overspend in a certain area, because something holds a higher priority for you than sticking to your budget. This can be either a conscious or unconscious decision. But getting back on track doesn’t have to be…

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How To Make A Budget That Lasts

If you are going to figure out how to make a budget that lasts, you can’t just jump to categorizing and slashing expenses—that’s a lot like jumping into a diet and following a certain regime without really understanding the “why” behind your eating—it’s not a sustainable solution. Just like with eating, you have to understand…

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Shame and Money Secrets

Money secrets are some of the most shame-filled secrets we keep.  We’ve all heard that “the truth will set you free,” however, I believe that there are two kinds of money secrets we keep:  the ones we keep because it’s inconvenient to tell the truth and the ones we keep because we don’t want to…

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How To Forgive Money Mistakes

Remembering and regretting money mistakes–instead of forgiving and forgetting–can actually hurt your efforts toward financial improvement. Anger is not a bad emotion; there are no bad emotions. However, when anger transitions from a physiological response into an ongoing grudge toward someone or something—or even toward yourself—it can destroy any progress you are trying to make…

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The struggle between Ego and Money

What part of the financial world has the most potential to derail a person’s personal finances? Is it political or economical? No . . . I believe that the greatest threat to a person’s financial happiness and well-being is the threat of Ego. What is Ego? According to Eckhart Tolle, the ego is the habitual…

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Upgrade Your Money With Feng Shui

Feng shui is all about creating good energy in your home, and the result will be prosperity and abundance in all areas of your life. So if you want to attract more money, then create an abundant, prosperous, energy in your home. Suggestions include using the feng shui money frog, placing furniture a certain way,…

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Law of Attraction, Manifesting Abundance And Money Meltdowns

When people focus on the spiritual law of attraction and manifesting abundance, they reach a point where they are feeling positive and want to continue to feel positive, so they tend to squelch negative reactions and emotions. I understand it. If a person tastes the freedom you get when you leave behind the groove of…

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Money Management for Piles of Money

You might think it’s not worth trying to manage your money if you only have small amounts, but in reality,  you can’t manage large piles of money until you are able to manage SMALL piles of money.  I know some people might think this is self-evident, but this statement reminded me of how getting serious…

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Why I Picked Up Hitch Hikers

About three years ago, I attended a conference in Maui.  It was held in Hana, so I rented a car (SUV actually) and drove the world-famous Road to Hana with its 600 curves and more than 60 one-lane bridges.  Although Hana is only 52 miles away from the airport, we’re still talking about a 2…

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