What FIRE Might Look Like For Regular People

There is a movement called FIRE that stands for Financial Independence Retire Early. These people do a lot to retire early, and there are stories of super-human frugality. The point is, these people are working hard to save and to get to that point of leverage – leveraging savings, assets, everything to move to a…

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Does Your Debt Give You Anxiety?

Does your debt give you anxiety? Do you try not to think about it? Does the thought of what you might need to do to eliminate the debt cause you to start breaking out in a cold sweat? If yes, you’re not alone. And a lot of financial planners would start out by looking at…

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Does Stress Cause You To Spend Money?

When you’re stressed, do you tend to use shopping as one of your coping mechanisms? No judgement – this is totally normal. The thing is, many people who have issues with spending too much aren’t learning alternative skills that are healthier than coping mechanisms. Especially when it’s so easy to click a button and have…

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Your End-of-Year Money Revamp Plan

It’s very difficult to set a 12-month goal for just about anything, but it’s especially difficult when it comes to money. What I do find useful however, is to take advantage of the natural ebb and flow of life. Summer? Not a great time to tighten the belt intentionally, but sometimes clients tell me they…

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Will You Expect MORE From Your Money?

The past few weeks I have been talking a lot about financial planning. And I hope it’s clear 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; instead, it’s about getting urgent about your results with money. Instead of working…

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Why You Need A Financial Check Up

Have you ever noticed that money tends to disappear unless you pay attention to it?  It’s true.  (It’s that dreadful feeling we get when we look at our bank statement at the end of the month and think, “Where did it all go…?”) That’s why it’s essential that you have clarity around what you want…

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What Is The “Best Use” Of Every Dollar?

There is a popular adage often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the father of time management, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” I think a lot of people believe that financial planning is only for the wealthy, or for the people who are a financial train wreck. That might be partially true…before I left my…

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