Category Archives: Psychology of Money

Hate Budgeting? Steps 9-12 Solidify A New, Joyful Path

The I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money) wrapped up the 12-Step program, learning the final 4 steps to changing their relationship with money from (even mildly) dysfunctional to hopeful, intentional and – dare I say – joyful. While … Continue reading

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Hate Budgeting? Take Step 2: Acknowledge a Higher Power & Ask for Help

Over this past summer I decided that the I HATE Budgeting (But I Like Having Money) support group would use the 12 steps used by other support groups. The 12 steps were designed for those struggling with addiction. In applying … Continue reading

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Did You Get a Flat Tire on the Road to Financial Wellness?

I met with a client the other day who was simply trying to pull up his most recent 401(k) statement for me to review and, forgetting his password, got sucked into Log-In-Reset- Password-Hell. I have another client who was supposed … Continue reading

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104 Ways to Feel Better About Your Financial Situation

In a nod to a wonderful post titledĀ 101 Ways to Feel Better About Your Recent Weight Gain I am offering my 104 ways to feel better about your finances. This too shall pass. Even if it takes a long time, … Continue reading

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Creating & Maintaining Healthy Financial Boundaries

“You have to try tough love.” “Don’t be an enabler.” “I’m scared he won’t survive without my help.” “We’re all doing the best we can.” “We can’t afford that!“ “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.” ~ … Continue reading

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How Women Navigate The Belief That “Money Means Security”

“Our beliefs are the invisible ingredients in all our activities.” ~Wayne Dyer I have a few women business friends who gather monthly to discuss goals, struggles and achievements. We serve as each other’s cheerleaders, coaches, and/or accountability partners. Two of … Continue reading

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Plugging the Leaks in Your Financial Boat

Some years ago I heard Dr. Wayne Dyer talk about the children’s song, “Row, row, row your boat.” He went on to explain that the song provides a succinct and sweet guide to life: “Row, row, row (don’t try to … Continue reading

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