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3 Questions To Help Define Your Ideal Financial Life

In our culture, we are a society of consumers. More is better. Newer is better. And repeat. Newsflash: This is a rollercoaster to nowhere. If your spending money as fast as you are making, if your days and weeks are one big whirlwind of activity, if your are stressed or not satisfied with your life…..…

How To Spend Money With Intention: My Exact Formula

One of my favorite things to work with my clients on is value based spending. I truly believe the more we incorporate value-based spending into our lives the happier we will be. As its core, value-based spending is spending money with intention. I think of this in two pieces: * Do I want to support…

The Power of LESS This Holiday Season

Holiday commitments are important, fun and fulfilling. But when we try to do it all it can also be stressful and expensive. There are a million strategies for saving money. What if de-stressing your holiday was as simple as just doing less? Less. A few less gifts to buy. An invitation declined. A few decoration…

Trouble Kicking Bad Money Habits? Yeah, Me Too.

I like to shop. (Gasp!) I love to shop, actually. I love the hunt. I like feeling good in what I’m wearing and I like my house to be cozy and decorated. This often surprises people. They assume because I am a money coach I should be frugal or a minimalist. But I’m neither of…

Four Reasons NOT To Shop On Black Friday

I wonder what the pilgrims would think of the Black Friday phenomenon? I bet they’d say “What the hell?” Heading out at 4 am to snag the best Black Friday deal under the guise of saving money is well… shortsighted. You might have saved a buck, but are you evaluating the true cost of the…

How To Vote With Your Dollars

I love this quote by Anna Lappe. “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” I have a awesome farmers market within walking distance of my house. The produce is organic, locally sourced, fresh and tasty. Shopping there is definitely more expensive then going to my local…