How to Manage Your Money in Uncertain Times

Let’s get real here: we’re living in a crazy world right now.  There is political upheaval all over the world — not just here in the U.S. of A. There’s financial uncertainty around healthcare, jobs, wages, tariffs, the stock market, and more. All this uncertainty can be unsettling and overwhelming. And overwhelm can cause people…

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What Does Your Money Represent to You?

When I went through my coaching training, we used various metaphor tools to help illuminate how we felt about different areas of our lives. An example of this would be to consider your answer to the following question: If your money was a person, place or thing to you, what would it be? Some of…

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How to Go on a Diet to GAIN Money

I don’t know if people even try this, but I think it’s very difficult to set a 12-month goal, especially when it comes to money.  And even more so after coming back from a holiday season. But I have found it’s useful to take smaller steps and find something to reenergize yourself around your goals…

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Figure Out NOW How to Expect More From Your Money

If you’ve been around these parts for any amount of time, I hope it’s clear by now that financial planning is not about products, or investments, or even about deprivation. It’s not about feeling that you need to “do” something about your money specifically; instead, it’s about getting urgent about your results with money. I…

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Don’t Stop Giving Gifts to Save Money

When was the last time you read (or watched) “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”? (I am totally going to see the update this year with Bumbershoot Crumpetpatch and not to take you away from the topic at hand, but go here to see the best misspellings of his name). It’s worth a watch if you:…

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Ditch Giving Gifts and Be Happy About It

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 gifts and STUFF… that you will scale back on gifts?  Maybe it’s the environmental guilt you see at the trash bags full of wrapping and packaging…

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