Avoid Overspending

Your Brain on Shopping: Two Tips to Avoid OverSpending

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

Mikelann Valterra on Femme Finance Radio Show

Audio: How your inner Good Girl can break free and Earn More Money

I was recently interviewed on Debbie Whitlock’s Femme Finance radio show. Together we explored how to earn more money and combat your inner “Good Girl”. We talked about the different ways that people “underearn” as well as some of the differences between men and women. We also dove into “noble poverty” and why some people struggle to break … Continue reading Audio: How your inner Good Girl can break free and Earn More Money

MoneyMinderOnline Holiday Planner

A Gift for You: Create a Soulful, Balanced and Sane Season with this Holiday Planner

Happy Thanksgiving!  Listen- as a money coach I know that though the holidays are a joyful time, they can actually bring great stress in our lives. We often struggle to enjoy the season because of expectations and pressures we put upon ourselves. Many of us overspend, and then greet January with an emotional and spending … Continue reading A Gift for You: Create a Soulful, Balanced and Sane Season with this Holiday Planner

Rachel’s Rhinestone Earrings: The Secret to Spending money on What Matters

Rachel’s Rhinestone Earrings: The Secret to Spending Money on What Matters

I’m excited to report that I am now writing for Daily Worth- one of the largest on-line venues for women’s financial empowerment. Wow!  It’s exciting to see MoneyMinderOnline, the company I co-founded with Karen McCall, receive more press. And she and I are now part of the Interface Experts Program with Daily Worth.  This will … Continue reading Rachel’s Rhinestone Earrings: The Secret to Spending Money on What Matters

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The Transformative Power of a Personal Money Practice, 30 min audio interview with Mikelann

Sara Harvey Yao, a national executive leadership consultant and head of Yao Consulting, interviewed me recently on her “Whole Leader Podcast”. As Sara shares in this podcast, she has been on the receiving end of my coaching on how to create a healthy relationship with money. And she has also noticed how often the “money conversation” … Continue reading The Transformative Power of a Personal Money Practice, 30 min audio interview with Mikelann

Mikelann Valterra - Seattle Money Coach

Of new eye glasses, football and dating. How a money coach uses her own process

Sometimes people ask me if I “practice what I preach”. Though they usually say it differently. I hear things like, “Do you actually do this yourself?” or “Is this type of coaching only for people who have tons of money?” or “Is this only for people who have financial problems?” So I thought I’d share … Continue reading Of new eye glasses, football and dating. How a money coach uses her own process