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November 29, 2018

The Art of Not Giving Up on Yourself

In October, I got an email from a Women’s Money Group member that moved me. Here’s part of what she said*: “Last month I left with […]
October 16, 2018

Why Living Within Your Means Isn’t Enough

Sally was frustrated. She reached out to me because she is worried that she’s not saving enough for retirement, nor does she have much in terms […]
September 27, 2018

A Financial Hack to Determine Affordability and Best Outcomes

Most of the time, when we’re considering spending a fair chunk of money on an item or an experience, we look to our bank account or […]
September 12, 2018
Blind choice

How much is financial neglect costing you?

Anna* was surprised by what she found when she started digging into the less obvious details of her finances. Anna is a professional who works with […]
September 7, 2018

Investing: On Ownership, Volatility, and Teenagers

Welcome to Part Two of Investing’s Two Basic Options. In my previous blog post, I looked at the first option in investing: lending money. Today, let’s tackle […]
August 31, 2018

Investing Boils Down to Two Basic Options

When I stepped out of the house at 6 am today, I gasped. It was 13 degrees!! (In American-speak, that’s 55 degrees.) The day before, it […]
August 16, 2018

Forgiving Dumb Financial Choices

If I asked you to make a list of the dumb things you’ve done with money, would it be a two-liner or would you be reaching […]
August 2, 2018
Vanessa printed on coffee cup at Starbucks

Unexpressed rage and a financial conundrum: What Vanessa heard at Starbucks

Every once in a while, I get an email from a reader that makes me choke on my cup of tea. Today’s noteworthy moment came courtesy […]
July 25, 2018

Rethinking Emergency Funds

Does an Emergency Fund serve you well or give you the illusion of security? It depends. There seems to be a generally-accepted rule that having an […]
July 18, 2018
Head shot of wide-eyed deer in front of green bush

Allowing Yourself to Learn About Investing

They looked like deer in headlights. After delivering the last of the content for the two-hour Women’s Money Group meet-up on investing basics, I actually said, […]
July 11, 2018
Until Debt Tear Us Apart

Minimizing Exposure and Financial Risk During Separation

Emily* is concerned. She is preparing to leave an abusive marriage and she’s worried that when she leaves, her husband will try to sabotage her financially […]