This Is Resilience: Moving from Challenge to Success

I spoke with Manisha Thakor. As the founder of Money Zen Financial Education and a Harvard Business School MBA, her experience and knowledge is both profound and important.

Holiday Spending: 5 Ways to Reduce Financial Stress

With the approaching holidays, you can take steps to change certain patterns and build new, more supportive, and positive habits so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday season.

Building Up Your Resilience Muscle

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a challenging event or overcome a series of obstacles that have gotten in the way of an individual achieving their goals.

How to Prepare for the Unexpected

In difficult times, you need to find an internal reserve of energy and hope to help you make your way through. In other words, you need to tap into your resilience.

A Nobel Nod to the Irrational

The University of Chicago’s Professor Richard Thaler walked off with the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work researching Behavior Finance.

When It Comes to Money, Following the Crowd Can Be Dangerous

Rather than look inside to lay bare the lack of experience and knowledge, following the crowd is easier and more comfortable.

What Coffee, Life, and Money Happiness Have In Common

Wouldn’t it be awesome if more people felt passion for their money life?

Getting Married: Are Your Money Mindsets Compatible?

When it comes to combining two separate—and perhaps different—money lives into one family, there are important questions to explore.

How to Hold a Stress-Free Money Conversation

The question is: How can you hold a productive and respectable money conversation that feels like a step in the right direction?

The Best Kept Secret in the Financial Services World

While financial companies invest billions of dollars into advertising their way into your consciousness, the results only ensure enrichment for the institutions.

Seven Steps to Money Success

We all desire a self-defined level of financial comfort. For some, this might mean having the ability to pay the bills and have no debt. For others, it's elaborate mansions.

Money FAQs: Personal Finance 101

How much money will I need to retire? What should I do if the stock markets make me nervous? Do I need a will?

Five Smart Money Moves to Make Before Summer

Why not head into summer on a strong note by crossing a few things off of your list of money to-do list?

24 Stock Market Reality Checks

Following are 24 “reality checks” to keep you in line with appropriate expectations so you can plan and envision your financial life in the most educated manner possible.

Why Everyone Needs to Take a 30-Day Vacation From Money

Take a vacation from your money. Shut it down, get away, let it go…at least for a while.

How Getting a Tax Refund Can Lead to Bigger Paychecks

If you are like most people, getting a sizable tax refund is a celebration.

7 Decisions That Can Lead You To Financial Misery

When it comes to making money decisions, you need to decide what advice is real or fake—or be able to see the agenda behind the latest craze.

Six Money Hacks to Trim the Fat From Your Budget

Smart tactics can firm up your wallet and put you on track.

Avoiding Tax Disaster—Beware Of These 4 Common Tax Scams

Educate yourself on these 4 tax scams to have a disaster-free tax season.

If All You Have Is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

We are surrounded by enticements to find the best yield, the best returns, the best investments, the best everything. And who doesn't want the best?

How To Get Past The Resistance To Hire A Financial Advisor

When it comes to your financial life, you hide your head in the sand and avoid the “scary” stuff at all costs.

I Would Hire a Financial Advisor, But... (Part 1)

Get past the resistance of hiring a financial advisor. You can make one of the best decisions of your life if you do it the right way.

Financial Rubbernecking

Few things are more frustrating than being in a traffic jam only to find out that the delay is because other drivers are stopping to look. The same holds true for personal finance.

Creating Good Money Habits

If you cannot say that your money habits are well-developed and fluent, perhaps it's time to think of reimagining your habits.

Establishing Your Retirement Number

"Look, I don't want to get all complicated. I just want to know how much we need in order to retire."

Financial Morbidity

The idea of financial morbidity is aimed clearly at those who possess an inability to deal with their financial lives to a degree that their financial security is put in jeopardy.

Money Avoidance

You might be able to avoid dealing with your money life for a little while, but not forever.

Willy Wonka and Financial Happiness

Do you have the discipline to make your dreams become reality?

Dealing With Financial Woes During Life Transitions

Dealing with financial issues during periods of significant change can be nearly difficult, if not impossible.

Five Easy Steps to Recharge Your Money Life

Along with the flying calendar pages comes the feeling that you’re running out of time to accomplish all those financial goals you’d so optimistically planned out last January.