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4 Examples of Money Koans Blog

Dear Community, From time to time, we all face questions in our money relationship that are tougher, more complex, or downright confounding. They’re not as simple as “which bank offers the best interest rate” or “should I hire an accountant this year?” No. I’m talking about the money riddles that can stop us in our tracks and remain unanswered for days, weeks, months, or even years. I’m in a health crisis, so I can’t work as much as usual AND…

September 5, 2017
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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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