Take Action For Your Money

Last week we talked about giving yourself permission to want things… things you might be afraid you can’t have. This week we’re encouraging you to DO SOMETHING. Because taking action with your money is more important than knowledge or inspiration. The problem with personal finance is, it’s hard to get inspired by it. Sort of…

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What Is Your Long-Term Vision?

Last week we talked about losing your money shame and judgment because it’s impossible to do justice to your future if you’re stuck in the past. This week we’re helping you do that, but encouraging you to look to your money future! Most people don’t get excited about money in and of itself… (some people…

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Get Rid Of Your Fear Around Money

Financial planning is about making your money work for you. Financial planning is NOT about products, or investments, or even deprivation. It’s not about feeling that you need to “do” something (like you need to do the laundry, grocery shop, or change the sheets); instead, it’s about getting intentional about your results with money. That…

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Allow Yourself 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 getting intentional about your results with money.  How about…

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How To Lower Your Tax Anxiety

I do not prepare tax returns, but as a financial planner, I understand taxes and can help my clients with their tax strategy. And it’s that time of year when many of you are about to freak out about your tax return. Now is when all of those TV ads pop up, warning you that…

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How To Reduce Financial Stress

Let’s be honest – 2022 was hard. There was (still is??) 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 to panic or make poor choices. We have a loop of worst-case scenarios playing on repeat in our brains…

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Do You Know Your Financial Trend?

In 2019-20, I made significant improvements to my health. I started working out regularly, lost weight, improved my eating…and yet. There was a little voice in my head, expressing concern that maybe I was being too strict with my eating habits.  When COVID hit, I was under stress (like a lot of people!) and turned…

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Is Your Love Language Too Spendy?

A while ago, my car broke down on me. It wasn’t an awful experience, because I broke down next to a park, and people kept stopping to ask if I needed help. It was a rare, sunny Seattle day; and other than missing a phone appointment I had been looking forward to, nothing in my…

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