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 …

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 …

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

    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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …