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.

FOMO Strikes Again

Who doesn’t love a sale? After all, it might be the LAST chance to buy something you REALLY NEED at a lower price. Right?

Finding Strength in Vulnerability

Strength is admired and respected as a trait of winners; the weak are cast aside as not having what it takes. We need to reexamine what strength really means.

When It Comes to Your Money

"More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins' hot-coals walk" Associated Press headline June 24, 2016

Taming Blame and Shame

What could be more destructive to your financial success and happiness than wallowing in blame and shame?

Restructuring Your Money Code

Your money code is what you believe about your financial life. It’s your guide, your foundation and the meaning behind your money

Your Mindset Is Making Your Money Decisions for You

Newsflash: your life is ruled by your mindset.

How Your Childhood Affects Your Money Today

Your past holds the secret key to unlocking the reasons why you are either stumbling or strutting in your money life.

Cracking the Shell for Better Money Habits

Well, you may approach money the same way I approached my breakfast: fumbling, stumbling, sometimes getting it right and sometimes complete disaster.

How Your Mindset Can Change You

What we don’t always get is that sometimes, our beliefs and our “normal” work completely against our values and best interests.

Retirement—Dealing With Uncertainty and Fear

If you are like most people, you find comfort in a certain level of stability and routine. Retirement can be a source of great anxiety and uncertainty.

Are You Hearing Truth?

It might be tough to admit, but many of us prefer to hear what we want rather than the unvarnished truth.

Your Money Battle Between “Want” and “Should”

You want to retire with financial security—but on the other hand, you don't want to wait until you're 70 to have fun and travel.

How to Ignore Fear-Mongering Headlines

Take a look at any financial website, newsletter or magazine and you will undoubtedly find stories warning you.....

Getting Your Finances to Go Viral

An idea reaches its "tipping point"—where momentum carries the idea, product or new craze to take off. Think zero to hero overnight.

Money Reality vs. Money Fantasy

There are natural blondes with electric blue eyes, and there are those who achieve the look with hair dye and contacts.

Setting Your Money “Normal”

When it comes to money, you have "normal" habits. But that doesn't make them effective, efficient or even appropriate.

The Truth About Debt

There's a scene in “The Wizard of Oz” where Glinda asks Dorothy: "Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" and Dorothy responds, "I'm not a witch at all."

Dirty Talk

Talking about money is tough. Not about what it buys or how much a celebrity makes, but two people having a head-to-head, heart-to-heart discussion about what money means to them

Give Yourself and Your Loved Ones the Best Holiday Gift Ever

Every year, the same hysteria arises. The over-the-top "need" to spend more money than is rational—leading to January misery.

When Debt Is Overwhelming

When facing a financial mess, sometimes the first thing to do is relieve yourself of guilt so that you can be productive in moving forward.

Five Steps to Avoid Going Broke Over the Holidays

Halloween is over, but for some the real nightmare holiday is approaching.

The Law Of Unintended Consequences

You begin with an idea that sounds great, at least to you. Then suddenly, without notice, a shift spins you in the other direction spelling d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r.

The 30-Day Money C-H-O-I-C-E Challenge

Ever looked at your stack of bills and wonder how the heck you're going to get these paid? How did that feel? Rotten, right? Of course it did. No wants to live with the weight of debt—to carry that hopeless frustration deep into their bones.

Escaping the Grief of Financial Disaster

There doesn't seem to be a path to a comfortable solution. Dread and depression become partners with despair and devastation. We can sit in self-blame, self-pity or denial—or recognize that the only way out is through positive action.

Financial Security for the Light Sleeper

Have you ever had trouble falling asleep, worried about what would happen if you—fill-in-the-blank with your nightmare—lost your job, tanked your business, got sick and needed expensive treatment?

Nine Steps to Turn Your Money "Shoulds" Into Action

When was the last time you rocked a “should”? As in, "I should replace that burned out light bulb." "I should exercise more often and eat better."

Get Into Your Money Groove

We each have something that is uniquely our thing. It might be hitting a golf ball, working in a laboratory, counseling people, building furniture or flower arranging.