Ever wonder why you buy dinner for a friend when you haven’t got the dough? Stock up on every shade of lipgloss when you actually only use one? Hide the credit card bill from your spouse? Give financial gifts to your grown children, always with strings attached? When it comes to money, maybe your first, [...]
Dear MoneyMy mission is to raise awareness and educate folks about the psychology of money. That means digging into money archetypes, sharing useful tips on how to transform challenging behaviors, and coming clean with my own money story. I'll post a mashup: mini-essays, Q & A, poetry, videos and more. You can participate by sending a letter, sharing an insight, or just starting a conversation.
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She is a striking brunette with Hepburnesqe eyes who doesn’t mince words or worry about being nice. She is also a many-faceted spiritual teacher who combines her mad skills as a clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient, with a deep passion for awakening. The Reverend Zoë Inman and I first met in 2009 when she was holed [...]
I don’t enjoy living with non-stop anxiety. It messes with my sleep, makes me irritable, causes me to be abrupt and obnoxious with the people and animals I love. Still, it happens. And money can be one of the most significant stressors in our lives. A 2014 study from the American Psychological Association found that [...]
Working late…after everyone else has gone home? Putting in extra time for your nonprofit employer…even when you aren’t being paid? Undercharging customers for your work? “They need my help,” you say. But what you are really thinking is, “I’ll be the hero by giving more of my time and talent than everyone else. And they [...]
On October 12th, I shared the KCSC airwaves with Money Moves host Pamela Fugitt-Hetrick. I talked about money archetypes, simple but significant steps for transforming challenging money habits, and ways to care for yourself during turbulent times. http://audio.zbsradio.com/media/audio/20171012/3ba5ca79e1f1274.mp3
“I know that,” you say, in a huff. "I like money." But when I hand you a twenty-dollar bill and ask you to close your eyes and tell me how it feels, you get tongue-tied. You squirm and your body goes rigid. I can practically hear internal doors slamming shut. Eventually your discomfort is so [...]
In my 30s, whenever I became depressed, I would pack myself off to a Nordstrom and spend three to four hours trying on beautiful, expensive clothing. A salesperson (who was paid on commission) would enthusiastically hustle from floor to floor collecting garments, accessories, and all manner of goodies to drape, zip, and buckle onto my [...]
Dear Money, I have been working in the theater for years. The work isn't steady, but it's deeply satisfying. To supplement my theater passion, I work as a bank teller. Recently, my boss told me I was up for a promotion, which would be awesome. But within weeks of getting this news, I was offered [...]
Dear Money, A couple of weeks ago, I collapsed at work…fainted, face-down on the grungy laminate floor in the cosmetics department of a well-known retailer where I spend my days waxing, plucking, and filling eyebrows. I was hauled off in an ambulance with my blood pressure soaring. I’m only 33 but apparently, I am already [...]
Dear Money, I am a fifty-six-year old woman. I’ve started and run two successful businesses, both which I eventually closed for no other reason than I needed a change. After working as a marketing consultant in the corporate world for fifteen years, I had come to feel as if my work had no heart, so [...]