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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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Cold Got You Down?

It’s that time again…cold and flu season.  According to recent reports, the flu season in the U.S. got under way a month early. Jeffrey Shaman, a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health reporte...


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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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A Skinny Scent?

Typically, I delight in receiving my Birchbox treasure trove each month and hold the founders of the company in high regard, but I have am anorexic bone to pick with them this week. If you’re not familiar with Birchbox–...

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Soul Suck: How to Win at the Job Search Without Losing Your Soul In the Process

FACT: Looking for a new job totally blows. Now that you’ve resonated on that one for a moment, let’s come back to some more real talk. There is very little that is fun or exciting or rewarding about the job search. ...


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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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Confronting Feelings of Shame: Part 2

The next part of this series looks at how shame and vulnerability show up differently for men and women. Much of this information again comes from Brene Brown and her book, “Daring Greatly” as well as my clinical experience...

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Rock Your Schedule: Rise Up Above Your Week + 3 Powerful Questions

It’s important to take a few minutes to look at your week ahead before your week begins. Not just to look AT it, but to rise above your week and look down on it. This view allows you to be the puppeteer of your schedule a...


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Productivity Fundamental: Eliminate Waste From Your Life

Eliminating waste is the fundamental principle of being a productive person. As defined by Womak/Jones in their book “Lean Thinking”: Waste is any human activity which absorbs resources but creates no value. There are thre...