6 Ways to Humanize Your Money

  What's easier than spending money? For most people, not much. Folks are often happy to spend with too little thought about the purpose, value and consequence of their autopilot decision.  In fact, it's as easy as point-and-click or line-of-sight shopping. We have become a society of institutionalized spenders, making buying decisions at the blink… Continue reading>

Stock Market Nausea

  Do words like "PLUNGES" or "PLUMMETS" (preceded by “the stock market”) make you a tad nauseous? They’re supposed to—along with feelings of fear, panic and dread. The media thrives on stirring emotion. And when it comes to our money, we tend to think of our investment balances at their highest point, which becomes our… Continue reading>

Why Working Backwards Moves Your Money Forward

“I want to pay off my debt and live without that hanging over my head.” “I want to buy a home.” “I want to afford my kids’ education.” “I want to retire without having to worry.” All these statements are worthy financial goals—seated deeply in personal values that provide a sense of comfort, safety, satisfaction… Continue reading>

It’s Not About The Goal: How Financial Planning Has It All Wrong

Alice and John said that their goal was to travel in retirement. They laid out detailed trips to exotic locations, opportunities to explore and soak in new cultures and customs. It was clearly very high on their list. After they finished waxing poetic on their various dream destinations, we started to talk about their three… Continue reading>