New Year’s Resolutions – Improving Your Relationship with Money in 2018

The turning of the calendar year is traditionally a time when you feel inspired by the possibilities of a new start, a new beginning, and the onset of positive change. It can be a time that is empowering, energetic and life supporting; it can forever alter the trajectory towards a more successful money life. But… Continue reading>

Holiday Spending: 5 Ways To Reduce Financial Stress

Humans are creatures of habit. Our habits tend to fit nicely inside our comfort zones. But sometimes, our habits actually lead to more stress and financial anxiety than comfort. With the approaching holidays, you can take steps to change certain patterns and build new, more supportive, and positive habits that will help put you on… Continue reading>

7 Steps To Getting Your Finances Back On Track

We’re headlong into autumn with crisp air and fall foliage. With the change of season, especially if you live in a cooler area of the country, you take specific steps to prepare your home for the cold weather: you push the screens up and pull the storm windows down. You take in the outdoor furniture… Continue reading>

Building Up Your Resilience Muscle

Gary Blackledge, MS CSCS® (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®), a top-level trainer at my gym, talks extensively during training sessions about goals, resistance points and action steps to work on improving health. Despite how closely we aim to follow guidelines on improving our lives, injuries happen, conflicting schedules cause lack of follow through, or sometimes… Continue reading>

How To Prepare For The Unexpected: Before It Happens

There are times when life seems easy and everything is working out just as desired. During these times, stress-ridden thoughts such as “how will I get through this?” or “what happens when….?” rarely enter our awareness and front-of-mind thinking. Proper and effective planning, however, mandates taking into consideration the “what if’s” that happen when you’re… Continue reading>

Should You Be The Expert When It Comes To Your Financial Life?

There are times when navigating your financial life may feel easy and straightforward, producing confidence. However, it is inevitable that the times will come to navigate complex financial decisions. Many people find themselves feeling queasy at the prospect of having to make financial decisions that fall outside their comfort zone. That hollow feeling in the… Continue reading>

A Nobel Nod To The Irrational

The University of Chicago’s Professor Richard Thaler walked off with the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work researching Behavior Finance. His work, including his 2008 book “Nudge” demonstrates that humans are predictably irrational and can make bad decisions that fly in the face of good solid information. For example, people will refuse to spend… Continue reading>