Facing Your Financial Fears

Just the other day, one of life’s lovely ironies came and sat in my lap. Want to know what it was? I came down with a pretty decent case of what I like to affectionately call the “financial grungies.” Pretty ironic given that I teach money management and proactive finances for a living, right? So

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How to Inspire Honest & Authentic Money Conversations in Your Relationship

As I concluded a program recently with an amazing couple, it reminded me just how much can be at stake when you’ve got 2 people (and sometimes more if children are involved) in a money conversation. Most people aren’t necessarily familiar with what it is that gets in the way of having effective money conversations

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Distinguishing Net Worth from Self-Worth

You are NOT the balance in your bank account. You are NOT how much money you earn. You are NOT your debt balances. On a regular basis, I work with clients to support them in learning a scientific approach to money management which includes systemizing their use of cash flow to maximize the amount of

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5 Steps to Build Financial Stability in Your Business and Your Life

MONEY – it’s a word that strikes fear in the hearts of many, however it doesn’t have to be that way! Even worse than the word money is the word BUDGET. That’s like the swear word of money. I prefer “savings and spending plan” – it feels like money is flowing vs. being restricted. In

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How to Proactively Manage Your Financial Energy

“Ughhhhhhhh……I hate that part of my life!!!” This was what my friend said the other day when we started to talk about money.  He’s been avoiding taking an honest look at his finances, and I was being supportive of him beginning that process. And I reminded him that words were powerful – because if he

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Clearing Financial Clutter to Increase Your Financial Flow

As I tell my clients regularly, developing a solid savings and spending plan (a financial plan, if you will) is only a part of the puzzle when learning how to proactively manage your finances and live more abundantly. If you think about it, the financial plan is the scientific part. It’s the part where we

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Know These 10 Things Before You Negotiate Your Pay

Guest Post By Katie Donovan of EqualPayNegotiations.com You have rewritten and proofed your resume and cover letter a million times. You run interview questions and answers throughout the day. You are ready to go get your new job. Or are you? Have you thought about the salary and how you will negotiate it? Here are

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Creating More Income to Accelerate Your Financial Plan

When I put together a financial plan for my clients, they often get excited to see the possibilities of finally getting out of debt once and for all and also saving more money so that they can live a more financially stable life. Typically, reducing spending is the first place that I look to support

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How Financial Procrastination Can Cost You Your Dreams

There has been a theme showing up with my private clients lately — what I like to call “financial imperfection.” What does financial imperfection mean exactly? The best way that I can describe it is that people are feeling afraid to move forward toward financial clarity for fear of making a mistake, or that they’ll

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A Spiritual Perspective: Money as a Divine Tool

“To have a balanced relationship with money, you need to respect its energy.” This quote was recently in a book I was reading, and when I read it I almost cried out in joy. “YES…EXACTLY!!!” I thought to myself. If you’re a private client or someone who knows me well, you know that this quote

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How to Get out of Debt….and Stay Out!

“I feel like I’m on a bad roller coaster ride and I can’t get off.” That’s how my latest conversation started with my newest client. And while she was referring overall to the lack of financial stability in her life when she said it, when we dug deeper into the details of her financial reality

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