Are You Being “Real” About Your Money?

Part of your money mindset is about being the “real” YOU out in the world.  If you’re able to say everything you like and don’t like, and communicate clearly about those things, you save lots of time and money that might otherwise be wasted because you kept your mouth shut, maybe to avoid offending others.…

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Are You Accountable To Your Money?

I’m a big believer in accountability. I’m the kind of person who will never miss a deadline for a client or a work partner, but when it comes to meeting my own deadlines… Yeah, I’m a little more lax. That’s why I know I need some external accountability when it comes to reaching my personal…

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You’re Never “Done” Moneying

I used to believe that one day I would be done dieting. Like, someday I would magically hit on the right combination of healthy diet and exercise that would make all future “diets” or new “exercise regimes” unnecessary. I would float through the rest of my life free and unburdened from these mundane things if…

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Is Social Media Putting You Into Debt?

We all have one of those friends — on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter — and her life looks like something out of a glossy magazine. She posts pictures of the fresh flowers on her desk at work at least once a week, pictures of mouthwatering meals at restaurants, and her perfectly manicured toes poking out…

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Let Your Values Guide Your Money Decisions

When talking about time management, Randi Zuckerberg famously said, “Maintaining friendships. Building a great company. Spending time w/family. Staying fit. Getting sleep. Pick 3.”  She was referring to the entrepreneur’s dilemma, but I think prioritization and time management are things that also help you do better and get more from your money. Once you know…

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The #1 Way To Improve Your Results With Money

Let’s imagine two people: Brad and Janet who are in roughly the same financial situation. Brad is constantly stressed out about money. He struggles to make ends meet every month, doesn’t have a savings plan, and has no idea where his money is going. He doesn’t think there’s any way out of his troubles unless…

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What Financial Generosity Might REALLY Mean

Have you ever thought about the phrase “give until it hurts?” In my twenties, I was always giving until it hurt — for one reason or another. Because back then, I was all about trying to “fix” everything and make it all “perfect,” and for me, money was just another tool in that quest. I…

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Then Just STAY POOR

I know the title of this post seems really harsh, and for some people, maybe it needs to be.  The point is if you keep making excuses why you aren’t reaching your money goals, you will never reach them (and BTW, I am not talking to people who systematically live paycheck to paycheck; I am…

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