Dream Team Sign Ups Are Now Open!

Sign ups are now open for the Money is Emotional Dream Team!   Sign Ups Open December 12th – 24th So, what is the Dream Team and why should you apply?  The “Money is Emotional” Dream Team will be comprised of my Super Fans – those of you who are my biggest cheerleaders and promoters.  Some of you are coaching …

Financial Divorce Disasters (Video)

Divorce is an incredibly emotional time for people, which also means it’s a particularly dangerous time for money mistakes! Here are 3 red flags to be on the lookout for: 1.) Using money as a weapon against your soon-to-be ex-spouse. It’s likely this will boomerang back with negative consequences for you! 2.) Giving too much away to keep the peace. …

“Escape” Book Review

Heather Hutzel is truly my “Spiritual Morpheus.”  Reading “Escape: Break Free from Mediocre Christianity and Embrace the Radical, Set-Apart Life You Were Made For,” opened my eyes to the reality that many of us Christians are living in the wrong story.  We are living in the Story of the World rather than God’s story.  We might even think that we’re …

Different is Not Wrong (Video)

Do you disagree with your spouse about money? Many times these issues are gray areas, with no clear right or wrong answers.  Most of us want to get our way and we usually think that our way is best! But just because your spouse thinks differently than you doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is wrong.  If you find …

Unequal Pay, Equal Say (Video)

When you are married, both you and your spouse have an equal say in the family finances! It doesn’t matter if you make 100%, 50%, or 0% of the income. As far the state is concerned, if you are legally married, you have an equal share of the family’s assets.  But if one partner feels entitled to a greater say in …

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Overdraft Protection: Blessing or Curse? (Video)

If you are constantly overdrawing your bank account, overdraft protection may seem like a great idea… But in truth, it’s simply allowing you to ignore the problems of overspending and failing to balance your accounts. I recently interviewed a military mom for my book, Money is Emotional: Prevent Your Heart from Hijacking your Wallet, on this subject.  Her husband had always handled the …

Dear Younger Me

The song, “Dear Younger Me,” by MercyMe, has been stuck in my head recently. The song is full of advice the singer would give to his younger self. So I wondered: What money advice would people want to give their younger selves? So I posted the above picture of me and my best friend, Nicholle Bays, with this caption on …

Make Your Dreams 3-D (Video)

I’m a big fan of financial vision boards, both traditional and digital. In fact, it’s a homework assignment that I give to all of my coaching clients.  Why?  Because visualizing your dreams and goals helps to keep you motivated to do the hard work of becoming financially healthy.   But why not amp up your biggest goals by making them …