Category Archives: Financial Wellness

The Financial Freebie Frenzy

A Tongue Twister Have you tried a tongue twister in a while? Try saying “financial freebie frenzy” three times fast! I am referring to all of the great attention the topic of financial literacy gets every April, which has been happening every year since 2004 when it was recognized in the United States as Financial…

An Epidemic of Another Kind: Financial Illiteracy

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Quarantine. Lockdown. Shelter in Place. Social Distancing. COVID-19. Who heard of these terms before or even knew what they meant let alone were intentionally living them every day until 2020!?! Hopefully going forward, none of us will spend as much time at home as we have in the past two years. If Life Gives You…

Do You Know Your Worth?

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What kind of a question is that? I actually hate that question. My first impression is that it is implying my worth as a human being, a valuable person in life (or not), a life worth living, a measure of accomplishments, an implication that whatever your answer is it will rarely be enough. I read…

How about a Money Remodel?

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New year, new start, new way to do something, an opportunity to new improve your life…at least that’s how we often start the new year, right? Take advantage of those good intentions to get yourself headed in the right direction, whether it’s related to your health, your home, your relationships, or your money. Enjoy the…

What’s a Girl to Do? Financial Planning Considerations for Single Women

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The Numbers Life is full of surprises, changes, and adventures we often never dreamed would happen. These events are not always happy times but become part of the facts of our lives regardless. As women, for various reasons (death, divorce, choice) that often means we are eventually alone without a spouse. The US Census Bureau…

Is it Time to Declutter Your Finances?

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Keep it Simple You may have heard the acronym K.I.S.S. which stands for Keep It Super Simple (or is it Keep It Simple Stupid?). Simplifying, decluttering, downsizing, uncomplicating (is that a word !?!) are all referring to great advice, in my opinion, to clarify the situation and make life less complicated, less overwhelming and often…

What Simple Stories Can Teach Grandchildren About Money

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What is Your Grandma Name? If you are a grandmother, did your kids ask you how you wanted to be addressed by the grandchildren: grandma, mimi, memaw, etc? Never having thought about that question (since both my grandparents and my husband’s were always Grandma Last Name and Grandpa Last Name), I was totally surprised when…

Checklist: Loaning Money to Friends and Family

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The School of Hard Knocks Sometimes you can become an “expert” in an area of life by learning from the School of Hard Knocks versus a real brick and mortar educational institution. That is the case with my topic this month as I share some healthy advice about loaning money to family and friends from…

What Motherly Advice Did You Receive About Money?

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In the month of Mother’s Day, it is appropriate to think about and appreciate mothers as well as other women who play important roles in our lives. Women we admire have had an impact on us in many ways. I was in a women’s group discussion the other day and they were sharing money memories….

Where Did You Learn the Life Skill of Money Management?

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Who was Your Teacher? Who did you learn from about money and personal finance in your life? Parents or grandparents? School? Or no one, aka the School of Hard Knocks? April is National Financial Literacy Awareness Month in the United States so it’s the perfect time for each of us to be thinking a bit…