Eliminate the shame, eliminate the debt

There is so much shame attached to money problems, and debt in particular. “I should have known better…” “How could I have let it get this far?” “I’m so irresponsible…” “I can’t be trusted.” Whenever I speak with a potential client who is struggling to pay off debt (and it doesn’t matter how big the…

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What FOMO means for your money

FOMO stands for Fear Of Missing Out. And if you’ve got it, it’s costing you money.  I’ve been talking to a lot of people lately who are experiencing serious FOMO about something.  Multiple people have expressed concern about missing out on: Buying a home while real estate prices are still low Buying a home while…

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Do you use money to hurt yourself?

We’ve all heard that money is a tool to help us get what we want, but… what do you want? Do you want to “treat-yo-self” because you’re only just tolerating the job you’re required to do? Do you shop online WAY too much because it’s easier to do that than it is to take a…

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The personal finance book to rule them all–?

I get asked ALL OF THE TIME for the best personal finance book out there (uh, mine!). But it really depends on your criteria, doesn’t it? Also…I hate that question because I don’t think reading a book is going to help. I don’t believe that you can approach personal finance like a topic in school…which…

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Five Ingredients For a Good Money Attitude

Last blog post, I was talking about how your spending already is defining your values and attitude around money – you can get clear about it and make it work better for you. I have found there are five essential ingredients for a productive and prosperous money attitude: Consciousness You can’t fulfill or reinforce your…

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What is Your Money Attitude?

When you have a major money decision to make, what criteria do you use to determine what is the right course of action? Most people don’t have a formal expression of intent for their money. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that most people don’t approach their finances with any kind of…

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Self-Awareness is the Key to Wealth Building

Financial planning and money coaching do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. Sometimes people just want the facts, ma’am…where do I put what money and into which bucket, thankyouverymuch. However, when people can’t seem to save money for whatever reason, it’s usually not logistical – it’s emotional. Energetic. Behavioral. Sometimes I can help people identify their attitudes…

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How To Assess Your Money Energy

Last blog post I talked a little about how your energy can affect your money decisions. We’ll continue that discussion this week, with another tool to help you assess your energy so that you can continue to improve your results around money. Energy self-assessment I am going to pose a scenario. Don’t get caught up in…

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