The Spirit of Giving (Podcast)

In this episode I’ll discuss how giving money to charitable causes helps us stay financially healthy.  It’s a great paradox that the more generous we are, the richer we become both in spirit AND in our bank accounts.  I’ll talk about the benefits of giving, the barriers to giving, how to get started on your journey to becoming a generous …

The Underbelly of the Financial World (Podcast)

We all know that there are dangerous financial waters we need to avoid. Today we’ll talk about the worst of the worst, the “Underbelly of the Financial World.” I’ll explain why you need to avoid payday lenders like the plague, think twice about title pawning, run away from debt consolidation, and save your money instead of wasting it on lottery …

Engaging the Uninvolved Spouse ~ Part 1: “The Clueless One”

What do you do when your spouse or partner doesn’t want to be involved in the budget decision making process?  The “Uninvolved Spouse” problem isn’t uncommon in families, but it’s a serious one.  If you’re both not openly communicating about and participating in the family finances, it’s a recipe for conflict.  In this blog series, I’ll discuss three different scenarios …

My Dad – MY Financial Lifeguard

When I meet people for the first time, and they ask me, “So, what do you do for a living?” here’s what I say:  “I’m a Financial Lifeguard.  I help people who feel like they are drowning financially get to a safe place and catch their breath.  Then I teach them how to swim.”  I do this because I was …