How to Make Your Dreams Come True

  This year, a dream 8 years in the making finally came true for me! That dream was spending a month every winter in a tropical location. When I worked as an accountant, taking a month of vacation in January or February was absurd and impossible (year-end close followed by tax season). My dream didn’t come to pass exactly as …

My Almost Divorce

The cop threatened to shoot my dog, and at that moment, I knew I had to leave Jeff. The pounding on the apartment door woke me up at 3 AM. I shuffled to answer it, dressed in my milk and cookies pajamas, my dog, Bronx, at my heels. I grabbed him by the collar and held him behind me as …

Trusting Again After Divorce

  If you’re fresh off your divorce, the last thing you want to think about is trusting someone again, especially in the area of money. You need time to heal, and it’s usually not smart to jump into a new relationship without dealing with the issues of your past. However, there likely will come a time when you are ready …

The Four Best Financial Assets

  What are the four best financial assets you should own? Stocks, bonds, real estate, and gold? Those are all amazing assets but the ones I’m talking about are a little different. These are assets that anyone, at any age, with any bank balance can begin to develop. Here they are in order of importance, from least to greatest. The …

Using Money as a Weapon During Divorce

The emotion of anger is all too common during (and even after) divorce. You might absolutely be justified in feeling this way, especially if your soon to be ex has deeply wronged you. The trick is to allow the anger to move through you in a productive way, without hurting yourself or others. Unfortunately, I see women using money as …

2022 Word of the Year

    Will you be choosing a “Word of the Year” for yourself for 2022? In 2021, my word was GLOBAL. Why? Because my ultimate goal is to spread the Financial Dignity® Movement around the world! Focusing on the word “global” reminded me to stretch out of my American comfort zone and make connections with people on different continents. One …

Managing Emotions with Money

    Managing emotions with money is easier said than done, and it takes both intention and practice. Money is emotional and I reveal the science behind it in this post, along with various triggers that spark these emotions. Now that you know money is emotional, here’s the million-dollar question: What do you do about it? Managing Emotions with Money …

Why Money is So Emotional

Money is emotional because we’re human. Humans are emotional creatures. You experience emotions in every area of your life, so why would money be an exception? But when left unexamined, your emotions have the potential to create financial chaos. So, why is money SO emotional? Why Money is So Emotional Because Science Neuroscientist, Antonio Damasio, made a groundbreaking discovery: humans cannot make …

Financial Enabling: When Your Help Isn’t Helping

Do you know the difference between financial enabling and helping? Confession: I used to be a big-time financial enabler! My ex-fiancé, “Jeff,” spent every penny he made (and then some) plus he changed jobs the way some people change their socks. I was young and in love, and I thought with enough support and encouragement, I could help Jeff become …