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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Kicking The Habit

In a previous post, I talked a little bit about my past Starbucks habit in the context of refining your budget and identifying blind spots for yourselves. Someone asked me, did I in fact break the Starbucks habit, and if so, how? Multiple Issues To Address I did! And it’s a good one, because I…

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My Personal Budgeting Anecdote

I used to have a coffee habit – I know, shocking, considering I live in Seattle! I used to have a fancy coffee drink once a day, sometimes twice a day. I was never spending fewer than $5 per day on coffee. It’s a misconception that all financial advisors know how to set up and…

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The Anti Gift Giving Holiday Season

Switching focus from gift giving to others to giving to yourself, is the best way to feel some relaxation and peace during the holiday season. You may think others might feel neglected, when in fact, they will feel more peace and happiness as well. My Family History of Not Giving For the past several years,…

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