Financial Fitness
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Financial Archetypes: The Innocent

A common financial archetype that I see from Brent Kessel’s book It’s Not About the Money is the Innocent. Innocents, whether they have money or not, have the common thread of being unable to master money. Either they weren...

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Still Hanging Onto Holiday Money? Here’s How to Spend It

Perhaps your company gave you a large bonus in December, or maybe your grandmother is just really generous. Either way, if you received a bundle of cash last year for the holidays, chances are you haven’t spent it yet. Wo...

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Financial Archetypes: The Star

Moving on in my review of the financial archetypes from the book It’s Not About the Money by Brent Kessel, let’s talk about one of my favorites, The Star. If you are a Star, most likely more than 25 percent of your overall ...


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Living Smart in a Post Cash World

We largely live in a “post-cash” world. What does that mean? The majority of our purchases, online and offline, are now made using credit cards and other electronic payment processing. Today, almost all of your purc...

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Financial Archetypes: The Saver

As we continue to review the financial archetypes from Brent Kessel’s book It’s Not About the Money, I’m moving on to the Saver, an archetype I’m all too familiar with. Similar to Guardians, Savers keep a close watc...

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Are You “Making It” Financially?

  A couple years ago, the nation looked on in fascination and disgust as Nadya Suleman, the “Octomom,” gave birth to eight children, then eventually approached Oprah and Suze Orman for help. And while I’m...


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Financial Archetypes: The Idealist

Continuing my review of the financial archetypes from the book It’s Not About the Money by Brent Kessel, the Idealist archetype is typically the person who believes that money is the root of all evil and it certainly isn̵...

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Financial Archetypes: Are You a Guardian

If you enjoyed reading about the financial archetype called the Pleasure Seeker, from Brent Kessel’s book It’s Not About the Money, perhaps you can also identify with one of her opposites, the Guardian. What is a Guardian? ...

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Who to Cut Out of Your Financial Life

Face it, there are some people in our lives who just financially don’t make sense. Oprah’s recent “Who to Cut Out of Your Financial Life” demonstrates a few of those key peeps. From your friend who swear...


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What Does It Really Cost to Live? No, Really?

In a world where financial figures are being constantly thrown at us – the ticker on the stock market, text messages from our banks, prices on everything, for everything – it’s not often that a financial concept can t...