How to Get Ready for Financial Planning

I spend a lot of time reassuring people that financial planning isn’t “just” for the wealthy…in fact, a financial plan is what puts you on that road, regardless of where you start. It is meant to help you begin with the end in mind with regard to your money.  And some people think (erroneously!) that…

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How to Invest Simply

If you want to avoid the crazy-making style of investments, then focus on keeping things SIMPLE. There are two ways to look at simple. One way is to keep things simple so that you can do it all yourself. This is totally doable—and not at all scary—in our digital world, and I’ve made some suggestions…

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Stay Sane With Your Investing

Is it any wonder that one of the most nerve-wracking tasks of financial planning can be understanding how to invest your 401k, IRA or other account? In fact, I think sometimes financial people WANT you to feel nervous, because then you start to think that making investment decisions is too hard for a layperson like…

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Using Law of Attraction on Your Debt

I was STUNNED when I realized my most-read blog post was about Law of Attraction… uh, what??? Honestly, the Law of Attraction (LOA) has become a cover for hyper-positivity that doesn’t account for the things actually wrong with our world that we need to fix. And BOY HOWDY, did we see that in 2020. I am…

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Four Things to Teach Kids About Money

What did you learn from your parents about money? Did they teach you how to balance a checkbook? Create a budget? How to use a credit card? I would say, the mechanics of basic personal finance are only part of the story you got from your parents. There are probably two sides to this coin:…

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How to get better at money management

With full-time jobs, raising kids and the general chaos of living your life, sometimes the Important-But-Not-Urgent things get lost in the shuffle. That’s why I LOVED it when one of my clients told me about their process…they finally started having regular “money dates” when they scheduled it to happen 30 minutes before Game of Thrones.…

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Are you living paycheck to paycheck?

While I do get a little tetchy with people who claim you can “manifest abundance” just by chanting (uh, NOPE! Gotta do the real-world work, too!), I do believe that mindset plays a huge part in your money energy and your money story. A lot of money stories, fundamentally, have to do with fear around…

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How much money do you DESERVE?

Okay, I purposefully made that blog title a little loaded…how did it feel when you read that? Were you triggered in any way? One thing that comes up when you work with people and money is that sometimes people think they don’t deserve to have all of the money they want. This might expand out…

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You have to PLAN to make good money decisions

Last week, I introduced the concept of getting conscious with your money decisions and developing purposeful intent toward how you use and manage money in your life. This week, I want to walk you through how to organize that for yourself. Why? Because it will completely change how you approach every aspect of your life…

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