Respect Your Money (Video)

If you want to have MORE money, you need to respect the money you already have!  Are you respecting your money? Here are some signs that you’re disrespecting your money: Your cash is wadded up and disorganized. You have loose change accumulating in your car and in various places around your house.  You rarely, if ever, cash it in. You …

I Let My Heart Hijack My Wallet

The following is the introduction from my book, “Money is Emotional: Prevent Your Heart From Hijacking Your Wallet.”  Available at Amazon.com on March 21, 2017. When I hit financial rock-bottom, four years after graduating from college, I owed money to three different payday lenders. I was behind on my car payment and had past due utility bills and credit cards. …

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A Life Sentence of Minimum Payments

A life sentence of minimum payments? During a recent coaching appointment, my client and I looked at her credit card statement and discovered something disturbing while putting together her debt reduction plan.  Although she doesn’t have an astronomical amount of debt (just under $8,000), my client felt like her credit card balance wasn’t budging.  Part of the problem is her interest …

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. …

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 …