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 …

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, …

The Dangers of Financial Bulimia

As a Certified Financial Counselor, I see the dangers of financial bulimia firsthand. What is financial bulimia? It’s the money equivalent of binge-and-purge behavior. Here’s what it looks like: Your spending is out of control, usually on credit cards. You’re not saving or investing for the future, tracking your net worth, or giving your personal finances the attention they deserve. …

Affording a Catholic Education for your Kids

Affording a Catholic Education for your Kids (Podcast)

In this podcast, I talk about “Affording a Catholic Education for your Kids.”  I coach many families who send their kids to Catholic or private schools – or want to –  but the cost can be burdensome.  Stay tuned because what you will hear today, will give you tips on how your family can afford a Catholic education for your kids, …

Expensive Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Expensive Divorce Mistakes to Avoid Our hearts can hijack our common sense when it comes to personal finances. If you’re currently in the midst of a separation or divorce, you’re at an increased risk for making emotional money mistakes. Even splitting from a long term partner is stressful, especially when you’re living together and financially entangled. Here are four expensive …

Three Keys to Your Financial Plan, hands holding a piggy bank

3 Keys to Your Financial Plan

I used to say, “If I just made more money, life would be better.” I thought that having more money would give me financial peace of mind. I now know that it wouldn’t have helped me at all. Why? Because the amount of money I made wasn’t the cause of my lack of prosperity. What was the cause? A combination …

4 Lies Money Gurus Tell You

You might be avoiding your financial issues because of the lies money gurus tell you. Maybe you think that rescuing your financial dignity is going to be the equivalent of crawling across broken glass rather than the amazing adventure that it is. Here are the 4 lies money gurus tell you and real truth about rescuing your financial dignity once …

Married, But Financial Roommates?

In my financial coaching practice, I’ve noticed a trend lately. I’m encountering more and more married couples who are financial roommates. This means they’re keeping their finances completely separate. It’s not my imagination either. According to a recent study of the money habits of millennials by Bank of America, 28% of millennial couples say they keep their finances completely separate. …

The Cost of Doing Nothing

Occasionally, I have a potential client tell me they can’t afford the investment to hire me for financial coaching. Keep in mind, these are folks who have $100k+ incomes. But they can’t come up with a few hundred dollars a month to completely revolutionize their financial future? Now maybe it’s an excuse because they don’t think I’m the right money …