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.

Seven Reasons Why Your Financial Life Creates Anxiety

While there are some who breathe the rarified air of having their financial lives totally together, most people struggle. Your degree of struggle might range from small—not being sufficiently organized—to complete and utter meltdown.

Players and Planners

Players get a rush from the action—making bets, taking chances, expecting the big score. You find them at the track, in the casinos and playing the stock market.

How Do You Handle Money?

Do you get your financial information from the ACME School of Investing and Planning?

Woodpeckers, Financial Success And You

A woodpecker lays claim to the tree right beside my bedroom window. At 4:57 AM, her work commences on a schedule only she comprehends. It feels like jackhammers blasting pavement on the pillow to my left. Incessantly banging, towards a purpose only a woodpecker could understand. When will it ever stop?

How to Organize Your Financial Life

Tax time is over and you swear it won’t be like this again.

No Time For Figuring Out Your Money?

Life is busy and maybe even overwhelming at times. Work, family, friends, hitting the gym, scheduling, and taxi service for your kids—it's a lot. Finding time to dig into the meat of your finances can be a battle you ignore at your peril.

Feeling Financially Overwhelmed?

Life is busy and maybe even overwhelming at times.

The True Heart of Money

Money might be the target of your desire. The reason you work, get out of bed in the morning, maybe even the driving force behind the endless hours you devote to its creation.

Arrogance And Ignorance

Our beliefs can cripple us from seeing not only the big picture, but the real picture.

Real Affluence

We confuse Time and Money and what we truly value.

Sizing Up Your Money Mindset For 2015

We all come into adulthood with a money mindset, even if we don't realize it. Before 2015 becomes 2016, maybe it's time to assess your mindset.

Kick-Starting Your Money Satisfaction

Shifting Expectations Creates More Realistic Results

It's Not About the Goal

We are taught to achieve our goals instead of living our values.

Stuck In A Money Rut?

Stuck in a rut? Time to get creative.

When Life Changes in the Blink of an Eye

Ready or not, change happens. Sometimes it's something you can control and handle-other times, there's not a thing you can do other than hang on the best you can. The secret is in knowing the difference.

Show Me the (Holiday) Money

Holiday Season is a time for celebration. Avoid creating post-holiday financial panic!

Seven Money Conversations You Want to Have With Your Kids

The values you demonstrate around money will shade and shadow your kids’ money behavior for the rest of their lives.

Should You Buy Financial Planning Like You Buy Your Music

Music media changes with technology, but great advice isn't digital.

Reliving Your Past

The secret to creating positive change might lie in our memory and our imagination for a better future.