Money Mochas

For many people, the mere thought of sitting down, logging into their accounts, and looking at the real-life numbers of what they earn, spend, save, and owe is mildly (or extremely) terrifying. If you find yourself in that camp, know that you’re not alone. Why is looking at our money so doggone hard? What can we do about it? And what’s really waiting for us, on the other side? Sit back, relax, and listen in as I share my thoughts…

October 19, 2017
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So there you are, all set to pay your bills in a loving, conscious way. Your candle’s lit. You put a few squares of your favorite, fair-trade dark chocolate on a saucer (the fine china, even). You’ve got soft jazz playing and incense wafting. And suddenly, you hit a wall of fog. You go “deer in headlights” and can’t focus on the numbers on the screen, let alone unpack your feelings about them. You’re overwhelmed with emotions you can’t quite…

October 17, 2017
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I can still remember that muggy summer day when my father made me apply for half a dozen jobs. I was 16, and got so mad at him. Why should I get any ole job, just because you say so?? I still remember when he cut off my financial support during that summer I spent in Italy in college. I was so grateful for his generosity up ‘till that point — but he got upset with a travel decision I…

October 26, 2016
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