Dealing with Financial Woes During Life Transitions

Life transitions bring change, challenges and the possibility of transformation. Transitions come about in many ways: the birth of a child, loss of a job, retirement, prolonged illness or death of a loved one, to name a few.  Each transition presents an opportunity for growth, resilience and a broadening of personal capacity.  But it all… Continue reading>

Three Steps to Improving Your Financial Life—Even Though It’s Summer

    Yeah, it’s hot. It’s also humid, and the air conditioner is fighting like a gladiator with temperatures kissing triple digits. Thoughts of cold drinks, hammocks, or beach chairs swim in your head. The summer is flying by, and the inevitable reality of the autumn is approaching when you’ll get back to thinking about… Continue reading>

How To Ignore Fear-Mongering Headlines (And Still Sleep At Night)

Take a look at any financial website, newsletter or magazine and you will undoubtedly find stories warning you about the Chinese economy, the Fed’s interest rate policies, the impact of the U.S. presidential election, global oil markets, forecast corporate profits and market volatility. But none of these stories—while interesting to read and ponder—is worthy of… Continue reading>

How To Feel Rich—Even When The Markets Are Down

    When markets are plunging and all the news is bad, it’s difficult to stay focused on your current action plan. Even though the gurus, analysts, pundits, money bloggers, newsletter writers and journalists are bombarding the internet, radio, TV and every other media source with news of the next collapse, you can get through… Continue reading>

Financial Security for the Light Sleeper

Have you ever had trouble falling asleep, worried about what would happen if you—fill-in-the-blank with your nightmare—lost your job, tanked your business, got sick and needed expensive treatment? Do those thoughts swim in your subconscious and keep you from fully enjoying your life (or a good night’s sleep)? Stop and consider what it would take… 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>

Investing In Stocks: There’s Guessing and Second Guessing

    I love listening to technical analysts talk about the market—the jargon drips off their tongues like honey off a spoon. In fact, you can not attend a financial conference without at least one "expert" providing their best bets, top picks and can't miss prognostications. Of course, each one of those presentations also has… Continue reading>

Players and Planners: Which Money Mindset Drives You?

  There are players and there are planners. Players get a rush from the action—making bets, taking chances, expecting the big score. You find them at the track, in the casinos and playing the stock market. They scan the pink sheets like the daily racing forms. They’ve convinced themselves that they are in the 'know'.… Continue reading>