My Latest Musings:

  • Dear Money Adventurer, Tuning into our bodies is a life-saving, life-giving practice. Our bodies have precious wisdom to share with us, but in a culture that teaches us to ignore those messages, how do we get back to our bodies and learn to listen to the insight that they have to share with us? In the latest installment of my Money Memoirs series, I had the opportunity to interview Kimberly Ann Johnson, a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner, educator, and author who…

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  • Dear Art of Money Adventurer, When you think about checking your accounts, how do you feel? Is your stomach churning with anxiety at the thought of mounting bills? Do you think of how the pandemic has altered your financial landscape and feel fearful uncertainty flutter in your chest? Does your chest tighten over financial mistakes you’ve made that you wish you could take back? You aren’t alone. Money affects every part of our lives, but few of us were ever…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, Did you know that research shows that 85% of our money decisions are made based on emotions? In 2002, psychologist Daniel Kahneman, Ph.D., won a Nobel Prize for his team’s groundbreaking work proving, contrary to popular belief, that people are more likely to make financial decisions based on personal perceptions and experiences than on logical reasoning. More than 4 out of 5 of the decisions we make around money depend on how we perceive the choice or…

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  • Dear Art of Money Adventurer, One of my favorite things is finding and discovering advocates who work within the various specialities of the financial world. The layers of money work run deep, and I pride myself on finding folks who are not only experts in their field, but also really understand how truly emotional all things money are for most folks. That means the advocates I find have to be super smart, incredibly kind, and have loads of understanding and…

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  • Dear Community, Tax Day is fast approaching here in the United States. It’s probably our least-beloved holiday, poor thing. And we have strong FEELINGS about it! Tax Day means different things to different people. Whether you … Dread it, hate it, or feel pretty OK about it… File months early OR are up ‘til 3AM the night before… Love the tidy stacks of paper OR are beyond overwhelmed… Haven’t filed for YEARS… Look forward to a refund OR owe more…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, Community is more than support and encouragement; it’s a commitment to hear each other’s voices and honor each others’ experiences. Genuinely listening to the voices of marginalized people in our communities is an essential piece of this solidarity. The rise we’re seeing in racist, anti-Asian violence is heartbreaking. The brutality needs to stop. In the face of this hatred and xenophobia, it’s important to honor and lift up Asian voices in our communities. So today, I’d like…

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