How To Make The Holiday More Meaningful

How many times have you sat around the day after Christmas and vowed that next year — next year — you aren’t going to go so far overboard with STUFF… that you will scale back on gifts? Maybe you felt empty last year, even in the face of all of that abundance. Maybe it’s the…

Details

Are You a Co-Dependent Spender?

What a year, huh? We’re in the home stretch now… and hopefully, people can take some time and regroup after a super-stressful year.  And even with record unemployment, I’m not seeing a lot of efforts to SAVE money on gift-giving; more often, people are thinking of this as the perfect time of year to practice…

Details

What Are Your Emotional Money Buttons?

Next week holds another election cycle for us, in addition to all of the regular everyday stress we feel. AND, we’re moving into the end of year holidays, can you believe it?  This year has rushed by…and not in a good way. 2020 pretty much has sucked up until now. Stress makes us all less…

Details

Top 6 Investing Mistakes and What To Do Instead

Ah, Wall Street.  Playground of billionaires and the only place in the world where 1+1 can equal 3 or -47. Sometimes on the same day. 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 accounts? In fact, I think…

Details

Do You Have Financial FOMO?

I’ve been talking to a lot of people lately who are experiencing a serious “Fear of Missing Out” or “FOMO” about something. Multiple people have expressed concern about missing out on: Buying a home while real estate prices are still low (in Seattle, haha! Hang on, let me get my time machine and transport you…

Details

Eliminate shame to eliminate debt

There is so much shame attached to money problems and debt in particular. Even when external factors are involved like, say, a GLOBAL PANDEMIC, people get down on themselves. Whenever I speak with a potential client who is struggling to pay off debt (and it doesn’t matter how big the debt is), I can usually…

Details

Financial Advice Might Seem Insensitive Right Now

Full disclosure – I write these blog posts in advance. That means that whatever I am vibing a month to 6 weeks ago? That’s what you get on the blog.  Right now, there is so much uncertainty happening in our country – recession, unemployment, viral pandemic…the least of which is stock market related. I mean,…

Details

Set Your Money Boundaries

The other day I asked a health professional one simple question. ONE QUESTION. And he proceeded to talk for the next 15 minutes about all of the ways people should be more afraid of this specific thing I asked about, how basically we were all screwed. Apparently he was very passionate about this topic. When…

Details