lessons learned from the luxury car dealership

Lessons from the Luxury Car Dealership

  I learned three valuable lessons from the luxury car dealership recently about money, sales, and business. And no, one of them isn’t, “Don’t buy a luxury car!” Because I bought one, and I’m completely thrilled with my Alfa Romeo Giulia. I dish on the details of buying my new cars – even though financial gurus tell you not to …

How to Spot a Financial Manipulator

  I know how to spot a financial manipulator from a mile away. Being engaged to one, back in my twenties, gave me a front row seat to the telltale signs. Unfortunately, I didn’t know at the time that I had fallen victim to a financial manipulator until it was too late. By the time I broke off my engagement …

money wellness checklist

Money Wellness Checklist

    Ever wish you had a handy Money Wellness Checklist? One containing the specific steps you must take to become – and STAY – financially strong and healthy? Your wish is my command! Managing your personal finances might feel confusing and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. There are particular actions you should be taking weekly, monthly, and …

1000 Reasons to be Grateful

I have 1000 reasons to be grateful, and I’m not over exaggerating. At the beginning of this year, I decided to start each day with a new habit: writing down three things I’m grateful for. With all simple habits, it’s easy to do. (But it’s also easy not to do.) By the time my birthday hits on December 31st, I’ll …

Say No to Money Requests (Nicely)

Having to say no to money requests tops the list of awkward conversations. A friend or family member asks to borrow money or wants you to co-sign a loan for them. You don’t have the money – or you just plain don’t want to. You know lending money can change the dynamic of the relationship and lead to resentment if …

Keeping with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Screw keeping up with the Joneses. (Much less the Kardashians!) If you were to ask me why the majority of my clients come to me stressed out about their money, it’s because of mindless spending. They may not think that they’re keeping up with the Joneses, but the truth is we’re all influenced by our environment. We have a tendency …

Top 10 Reasons You Wouldn’t Hire Me to Be Your Financial Coach

How do you know if you should hire me to be your financial coach? Yes, you should be ready to do the work and make the investment in yourself. But I’m one of thousands of coaches who could potentially help you master your personal finances. So how do you choose? During a recent discovery call, I chatted with someone who …

Retirement Options for the Self Employed {PODCAST}

There are more retirement options for the self employed than you might think! As a self-employed individual, there are many different retirement plan options available to you. My special guest, Darren Wurz, of Wurz Financial Services, clarifies the differences and explains the pros and cons of each, so you can decide what is best for you. Plus, I give you …

most important question to ask before you budget

The Most Important Question to Ask Before Budgeting (Video)

What do you think is the most important question to ask before budgeting?  “How much money do I bring home every month?”  “How much am I spending?”  “Do I have too much debt?” Even before you start asking yourself these specifics, I want you to answer this question first. “If I woke up tomorrow and felt really good about my finances, …