Obsession is typically a negative word in our society. And if an obsession is taken too far, like stalking or gambling to an extreme, it can be bad. But money obsession can yield positive results if balanced with a real grounding in the important things in life. If you or someone you know is obsessed with… Continue reading 8 Questions Defining Money Obsession
Our guest blogger is Eric Dammann, clinical psychologist and financial coach in NYC. Financial denial can be so harmful to my clients. It works in the background, and often goes unnoticed until it’s too late. What is denial? It’s a defense mechanism we use to protect ourselves from unpleasant emotions and thoughts. Defense mechanisms are… Continue reading 7 Signs You are in Financial Denial
Fear is uncomfortable, and unwelcome in our lives. Centuries ago it kept us alive. Now, it’s more about emotional failure or social exposure. How then do we overcome a fear, and face our current situation head-on? Introducing Jenny Powers, the bubbly, energetic and successful creator of Running with Heels, a women’s networking group in NYC.… Continue reading 6 Tips to Confront Your Money Fear
This is THE YEAR you want to get on top of your cash. GREAT! The worst thing you can do is start with a budget. What? Really? Why? (and secretly, you’re probably thinking Yay!!). Money is not logical. Money is fraught with emotion. And if you force yourself to do something you “should” be doing,… Continue reading 6 Steps to Healthy Spending. And Forget About a Budget.
We all know the feeling – when we’re getting a tax return and we feel, well, rich. Not rich like a millionaire, but richer than we were yesterday. It’s like gold falling from heaven. And then it starts. The “what can I use this money for” dreams begin. And believe it or not, we probably… Continue reading 5 Tips to Fight Tax Return Money Euphoria
INTRODUCTION: Your “how to” blog post should teach the reader how to do something by breaking it down into a series of steps. Begin your blog post by explaining what problem you are going to solve through your explanation and be sure to include any relevant keywords. Add in a personal story to establish your credibility on… Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know about Money Management Behavior
Sarah Fallaw is CEO of Data Points, and also the daughter of Thomas J. Stanley, author of The Millionaire Next Door. I’m a fan of hers, and I have lived my life by that book. For anyone who has worked in a company where you have a job description, Sarah has come up with a brilliant, simple job… Continue reading 5 Good Cash Behaviors – How do You Rate?
Gift Cards are free money aren’t they? They’re the easy yet thoughtful gift that burns a hole in our wallet until we use it. After all, if we didn’t use it, it would be like flushing money down the toilet. But sometimes Gift Cards aren’t really a gift. Sometimes they become an anchor that encourages… Continue reading 2 Reasons Gift Cards Destroy Your Spending Plan
Some of my friends and colleagues are bankers. Are they knowledgeable and operate with integrity? Absolutely. But first and foremost, they’re human too. Bankers should be more knowledgeable about their business than the average bear. However, they have money emotion and needs like the rest of us, which means they may not be putting you… Continue reading 3 Dangers when Talking Money to Your Banker
Yep, it’s that season again. And it’s stressful. Often the paperwork is more daunting than the actual check we may have to write; and psychologically the agitation we imagine is often much greater than reality. It’s natural to bristle at “administrivia” and avoid submitting our taxes until the very last minute. So before you read further, STOP. Once you… Continue reading 3 Simple Behaviors to Take the Pain out of Tax Season