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What’s Your Number?

  There used to be an ad on TV where people walked around carrying a big plastic number which represented how much they needed to save for retirement. It was impactful when thinking about how big the nest egg needs to be in order for…
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I’ve Been Irresponsible

I have heard that type of comment from clients or participants at speaking engagements but most recently it came from a friend telling me about divorce and the financial fallout in the aftermath. Yes, we’ve all been irresponsible at one time…

Where are you in your half-time?

We are past the halfway mark for 2016 and perhaps you are shaking your head in wonder as I am. At halftime, teams gather in the locker room and assess what went well and what has gone awry so I recently sat down to do the same. To be honest,…

Warning: Shopping May Lead to Your Garage’s Peril

About every 10 years I get the bright idea to have a garage sale. Every single time that I have given in to this urge, I have sworn up, down and sideways that I will never, EVER have a garage sale again no matter what. Not ever. And yet, all…

The Graduate’s Guide to Money = Energy

Last time, I talked about thoughts becoming money. Of course, not every thought becomes money but we can’t get money without thoughts. I thought I would take an excerpt from my book to put it another way. Excerpt from The Graduate's Guide…

Money Mistakes

Last time I talked about the 4 steps to spring clean some of your mental money clutter. One of those steps is to forgive yourself and your spouse, if you have one, for past money mistakes. I also encouraged you to let go of the tendril of regret…

4 Steps to Spring Clean Your Emotional Angst with Money

Let me start out today with a question: Did you take some action over this past week to get a new attitude? Did you reframe a fear into an empowerment statement? Did you decide to let go of some past missteps and create a plan to move forward…

Let’s Get Organized!

January has come and gone which means a) the year is racing by, b) most people have already bagged their new year’s resolutions, c) you have gotten a bunch of tax forms in the mail, or d) all of the above? If you picked “d,” you are…

And The Top 10 is…

When I wrote The Graduate’s Guide to Money, I came up with a Top 10 Money Principles list. I wrote about them in the book, and I reference them when I speak with groups so I thought that every now and then, I would sprinkle in one of my Top…

Think Small

I know, I know – the saying is “think big,” but I am coming to believe that it is the small things that will make the biggest difference in our lives. I always talk about “5 bucks matters whether it is draining out of…