Category Archives: Money & Spirituality

Can Financial Planning Keep You From Sinning?

“She’s really writing that? Who does she think she is?!” I am a financial planner who is trying to make the world a better place, that’s who I am. And for the world to be a better place, we all … Continue reading

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What a Personal Financial Policy is & How it Makes Your Life Better

Most of economic theory is based on the assumption that we make rational, logical, and beneficial financial decisions. Ha! Most of us make purely emotional (or “socially informed”) decisions about money most of the time, some of which may be … Continue reading

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Faith and Finances: How to Budget With Spirit

I have a small booklet called the “Confidential Financial Discovery” that clients complete in order for me to advise them about their finances. There’s one question that looks like this: What do you think about money, in general?______________________________ Many reply, … Continue reading

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The Mindful Budgeter

I am happy to share this post by guest blogger Nicole Newcomb, MHCP, CASAC of Explore What’s Next who presented at “The Joy of Budgeting” support group about mindfulness. Everyone struggles with making tough and stressful financial decisions. Sometimes we feel the … Continue reading

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Thank you India – A Series Of Observations #1 Cookies, Turbulence and the Meaning of Hope

India is a place of contrasts, all interwoven by the blessed threads of life. There is extreme poverty (but never despair, that I noticed), a surrender to the Divine in all aspects of life, and beauty beyond description. Seventeen of us … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Gifts, Passing the Baton & the Link to Abundance

Do you ever have this amazing experience when a synchronicity is so overwhelming that you find yourself reveling in the inspiration of it all and it moves you to tears? That happened to me this morning. I have this lovely ritual … Continue reading

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I watched a program on PBS the other night about the Buddha’s death. Even in his last words he encouraged his disciples to seek the light within themselves rather than mourn him, their teacher. The Buddha attained enlightenment; he was “The one … Continue reading

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