Category Archives: Psychology of Money

Thoughts on Worth, Value and Income

“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.” ~ Marlon Brando That could go both ways (being overpaid or underpaid). Our beloved Bill Knoche presented on this topic at the monthly meeting of the “I HATE Budgeting … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Making Better Financial & Life Choices

Dear Procrastinators, I get it. It’s much too difficult to determine what to do about your financial situation that, for the sake of your mental health, it only makes sense to play it “safe” and do nothing. Dear Go-getters, I … Continue reading

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The Joy of Giving (& Not Going Broke)

How can you be generous if you’re secretly worried about paying your bills? How can you really enjoy the holidays when you’re emotionally overwhelmed and feeling undone? Our own joyful budgeter Mari McNeil presented this very challenging subject and the … Continue reading

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How Stress Affects Your Finances & What You Can Do About It Right Now

Our support group (“I HATE Budgeting but I like having money”) was delighted to have mental health counselor Elizabeth Galanti (www.elizabethgalanti.com) present this topic to us. She started the conversation by asking us all to take a moment to think … 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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Financial Survival Skills & The Fate of the Cake Plate

I decided I would save my family money by painting our kitchen myself. I’m a pretty good painter, a friend who is an interior designer helped me choose paint colors, and Home Depot offered a rebate on paint. The kitchen … Continue reading

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The Likely Reason Why You Haven’t Done Anything With your Finances & Why It’s Okay

I was recently hired by a couple who originally met with me almost four years ago. The husband’s reason, “I wasn’t ready.” Another couple is hiring me after about two years and only on a limited basis because, “We’re never … Continue reading

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