How To Stop Thinking Small About Money

I am going to pose a scenario. Don’t get caught up in the language… if you aren’t self-employed, or don’t work 1-to-1, just change the language to reflect what you do. Imagine an acquaintance contacts you. S/he says, “You do That Amazing Thing You Do better than anyone I have come across in recent history…

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How Do You “Do” Your Money?

Have you heard the phrase, “How you do one thing is how you do everything”? It might be your outlook on life, or it might be ingrained behaviors, but whatever results or challenges you experience in “real” life might also be showing up in your money life. For example, a person who has a positive,…

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Were You Too “Spendy” in Quarantine?

I have said before, the greatest indicator of your future wealth is your cash flow and how much you’re saving. It’s hard right now… here in Seattle, with the quarantine, lots of people didn’t make a lot of money, so they are playing catch up. Others might have had job security but were stressed out…

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How to Stop Accidentally Wasting Money

Money and energy go hand-in-hand. Maybe five or ten years ago, if I’d said this in a room full of people, I would’ve gotten a lot of blank stares or been laughed off the stage.  But nowadays, I think more people are willing to connect the dots between their thoughts, their energy, and their money.…

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Why Personal Finance Is Doomed To Fail You

Traditional money advice sometimes bugs the crap out of me. Imagine what we’ve been going through these past several months — nothing that “traditional” personal finance can really speak to there, right? So-called money experts often come up with these silly ideas that are supposed to help you get control of your money. Did you…

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What’s Your Financial Excuse?

Financial habits are just as difficult for some people to make and break as any addiction or other bad habit. Yet others can change their habits quite quickly and effectively. Do those people just have more willpower?  Are they smarter? Are they somehow better than the rest of us? Nope.  In Gretchen Rubin’s book, Better…

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Are You TRYING to Fail at Money???

Nobody wants to fail.  Not consciously anyway. But sometimes not changing is easier than changing. We’ve all experienced this, right? It’s easier to stay in bed than get up and go for a run. It’s easier to leave our money in the old company 401k than figure out what to do with it. It’s easier…

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Your Brain Is Wasting Money

We often think about our brains as the ultimate authority, the ultimate truth. But, as it turns out, sometimes they are big, fat, liars. They like things the way they are now — even if you have other goals to change your habits or create new ones. In fact, our brains will tell us some…

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