Life Lessons

What we learned from a Money Date with our 8-year-old.

Last year, my publisher mentioned off-handedly that she thought my next book should be about parenting, kids, and money. I know there’s a huge need for this. After all, I remind people often:   The vast majority of us were simply never taught about money, let alone how to manage our emotions about it. We did not learn age-appropriate, incremental money lessons, from grade school on up. Can you imagine if we did?!   So, I hope I can write…

February 20, 2017
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Today, I stand before you, the author of a beautiful book … that almost didn’t happen. One bewildering night, last September, I realized: I might have to call the whole thing off. In that heartbreaking moment, the entire project flashed before my eyes. The months of work my team and I had poured into the manuscript. The years I’d dreamt of being an author. My book, my reputation, my methodology, my life’s work. It was all on the line. And…

September 12, 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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