This was once my happy place: spreadsheets galore, color-coded charts singing sweet symphonies of efficiency, every dollar accounted for with precision that would make a drill sergeant weep tears of joy. As a CFO, I reveled in crafting corporate budgets, wielding them like financial Excaliburs, slaying the beast of departmental overspending. But here’s the twist: […]

Financial Planning, Mindfulness, Personal Finance

April 13, 2024

Budgets are for businesses, not people

Picture this: a sudden car repair bill lands in your inbox, your pet needs unexpected surgery, or your roof decides to play peek-a-boo with the sky. Panic sets in, your heart races, and that familiar knot of “oh-no” twists in your stomach. Sound familiar? Enter the trusty “emergency fund,” often viewed as a financial safety […]

Financial Planning, Money Mindset, Personal Finance

Why Your “Emergency Fund” Needs a Peace of Mind Upgrade

March 29, 2024

Saving. It’s the financial superhero we all know we need, yet some days, navigating the world of savings accounts feels like deciphering ancient hieroglyphics. Fear not! I’m going to unravel the mysteries of various savings accounts, empowering you to choose the right one for your financial goals. First things first, let’s acknowledge the elephant in […]

Financial Planning, Goal Setting, Personal Finance

March 15, 2024

Demystifying Savings Accounts

Women and money – we’ve never had it better than we do right now. It might be hard to believe that statement, but it’s true. Picture this: you inherit a hefty sum from a dear relative. But wait, the year is 1850, and you’re a woman in the United States. That money, legally, isn’t yours. […]

Financial Feminism, Money Management, Personal Finance

Unraveling the Unequal History of Women and Money

March 1, 2024

Hold onto your dreams, aspiring moguls! While a hefty bank account undoubtedly plays a role in reaching millionaire status, let’s dispel the myth that it’s the sole key. Turns out, the secret sauce simmering beneath the surface is something far less tangible, yet infinitely more crucial: time. It’s time to ditch the “get rich quick” schemes […]

Financial Planning, Goal Setting, Personal Finance

February 23, 2024

Time or Money – You Only Need a Lot of One to Become a Millionaire

Ah, money. It can evoke such a range of emotions – joy, security, anxiety, even fear. But have you ever considered that your relationship with money might be more like a personal romance than a simple financial equation? Just like with human relationships, the way you interact with your finances reveals patterns, behaviors, and underlying beliefs. So, […]

Mindfulness, Money Mindset, Personal Finance

5 Types of Money Relationships

February 16, 2024

Did you know what goes on in your head (and heart) is just as important as your bank account when it comes to building lasting wealth? See, most of us are walking about with a scarcity mindset, but talking about how we want abundance. The mismatch prevents us from taking the right steps to change […]

Goal Setting, Money Mindset, Personal Finance

February 9, 2024

An Abundance Mindset is the Key to Generational Wealth

Remember that “new year, new me” rush? The vow to conquer Everest-sized financial goals, including mastering the first ascent? We’ve all been there, only to hit February and find our gym memberships gathering dust alongside guilt-coated resolutions. But here’s the truth: it’s not too late to change your financial trajectory. This year, let’s ditch the […]

Financial Planning, Goal Setting, Personal Finance

You Can Achieve Your Financial Goals This Year (It’s Not Too Late!)

February 2, 2024

We’ve all been told the mantra: you must pay off debt, it’s bad. Avoid it like the plague, live frugally, and watch your nest egg grow slowly at best. But step into the rarified air of the ultra-wealthy, and you’ll find a vastly different relationship with debt. It’s not a dirty word, it’s a tool. […]

Financial Planning, Money Management, Personal Finance

January 19, 2024

Don’t Just Pay Off Debt, Make it Pay Off For You

In the personal finance world, there’s a mantra that echoes through the advice of many money gurus: “When it comes to money, only spend on needs, not wants.” It’s a refrain we’ve all heard a million times, a drumbeat of frugality that urges us to forsake desire for necessity. But wait, does that really align […]

Financial Planning, Money Management, Personal Finance

Let’s end the “only spend on needs” nonsense

January 8, 2024

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