Recently I read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love. I gobbled it up like candy. It’s on how to live a creative life- whatever that looks like for YOU—and how to invite in inspiration. And she does not leave money out of the conversation. Personally, I’ve always been frustrated with the … Continue reading Is Money the Key to a Creative Life?
Back in the fall, while on a trip with a girlfriend, I was leafing through a magazine and came across an odd advertisement which said, “Who are you when the pattern changes?” It captivated me. You see, I’ve had a lot of change this year. I ended a romantic relationship, my career continued to evolve, … Continue reading How to create a life you love with a vision board
Most of us don’t think about our earning power when we marry. Our lives are full of many to-dos beyond career— from maintaining a home (and relationship) to caring for our children. But, when divorce happens, we are often awash in fear and confusion, since this life event can mark the first time in a potentially long … Continue reading 3 Ways to Increase Your Earning Potential Post-Divorce
Greetings! Now that you’ve survived Black Friday and likely taken advantage of Cyber Monday, it would be great to sit down with a cup of tea and think through what you have left to buy. My article below should help you remain sane with your gift buying and avoid the post-holiday spending hangover. Read this … Continue reading How to Avoid the Post-Holiday Hangover
A few years ago, while I was looking at my spending plan and worried about both the amount of money I needed to spend on holiday gifts, as well as the time it would take, I started to wonder. Why do we keep doing our gift exchange the same way – even when it causes … Continue reading Ready to Re-Imagine Gift Giving? Propose Changes at Thanksgiving
So you made it to the finish line. You are officially divorced and ready to start your new life. Welcome to your new chapter! If you are like many people, you may feel as if you’ve been put through the emotional wringer. It’s likely been a long haul that left you feeling raw and vulnerable. … Continue reading 4 Ways to Avoid Debt After Divorce
When my third money coaching client said, “I’ve just read this book on ‘tidying’ and I think it’s connected to money somehow.” I got very curious. “Tidying?” Yes. Literally a book about decluttering and organizing your space – and they were all raving about it. (Ummm…were they really raving about a book on tidying?) Suffice … Continue reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Finances
We all get hit with unexpected expenses now and then. Sometimes for aggravating things like car repairs, and other times for celebrations – like bridal or baby showers. Recently, when a friend of mine was getting married I found myself wandering through the Love Pantry, looking for something a bit…well, you know…for her shower. Let’s say … Continue reading Overspending at the Love Pantry? Don’t Panic, Adjust.
The blue suede shoes sit on the elevated pedestal in the department store, calling to you. At last, the perfect complement to the outfit you purchased last month. You hesitate for a moment, afraid to turn them over and see the price… Understanding what happens in your brain when you spend money on something you … Continue reading Your Brain on Shopping: Two Tips to Avoid OverSpending
As a money coach, I work with women on how to transform their relationship to money. We look at how we spend, our debt and savings, and how to feel in control of our personal finances. And sometimes, we need to increase our income. Because with more money comes greater freedom, self-care and the ability … Continue reading How To Unlock Your Earning Power in Ten Weeks