Money Practices

Get Better with Money

Somewhere in the thick of my busy West Coast book tour last month, I met a darling young woman. It wasn’t at one of my book readings or book parties — in fact, it was a chance encounter. But there she was, reading my book … and there I was, thrilled to meet her. As we settled into a sweet conversation, she began to tell me how she’d discovered my work. And it’s a story as old as time. (Well,…

September 22, 2016
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eight money areas

Many of us grow up learning that, when it comes to money, thou shalt keep thy head firmly in the sand. See no money. Hear no money. Speak no money. Then, for many of us, there comes a moment. A wake-up call. The realization that we must come to terms with this thing called money. Sometimes, this call is unmistakable and deafening: a bankruptcy, an inheritance, a career change, or having a child. Yet many people hear smaller whispers, for…

August 30, 2016
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The hardwood floor cradled my body as it curled into itself. I could see the night lights of Chicago reflected in the varnish, glittering and strobing, as a cool breeze billowed through soft curtains. I was 23 years old, and I had just learned something that utterly blew my mind. It would forever change the course of my life. In some ways, it saved my life. I rocked my body softly. Waves of grief moved through me (how could I…

July 27, 2016
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