Excerpt from “A New Relationship With Money” (by Kerry Cudmore)

About the Author: Kerry Cudmore is a professional certified life and business coach, empowerment trainer, firewalking instructor, and author who has made a lifetime study of human expression. She creates and teaches methods that make complex concepts easy to understand and master so that clients and class participants can create joyful, prosperous, and fulfilling lives [&hellip

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How to Assess and Improve Your Level of Financial Health

When I first started working as a financial coach, many people would mistake me for a financial advisor or financial planner. They thought I was someone who would help them learn how to invest their money for retirement. And while financial advisors and financial planners are dear colleagues of mine and are very talented professionals, [&hellip

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My “Top Ten List”: Money Management and Personal Development Books

As an avid reader, I am continually sharing my favorite books with friends, family, and clients alike. As I relax into some good books myself this week while on vacation, I thought I’d share some of my favorite books with you on the topic of money and self-development. (Note: the books below aren’t in any [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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