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Image of someone holding a present. Discover how you can better manage your holiday spending with the help of a financial coach in California.

   “I’ve got to spend less on the holidays this year.” Advice from a trauma-informed, holistic financial coach on how to reduce holiday spending without feeling restricted. Approximate read time: 7 minutes Well, it’s that time of year again!  Time to start holiday shopping! And keeping...

Image of a bright, sunlit, forest path. Discover how you can begin overcoming your financial trauma with the help of a skilled financial coach in California.

There isn’t some 5-step process to overcoming financial trauma. You could do all the positive affirmations, journaling, calendaring your financial tasks, or make endless spreadsheets and none of it will work. The one thing, the very first thing, and by far the hardest thing to do...

Image of a gloomy forest path with handrails and a rocky trail. If you're struggling with financial trauma, learn how working with a skilled financial coach in California, New York, or anywhere in the United States to begin coping.

Understanding the root causes of financial trauma is an important step in beginning to heal and overcome this trauma and its long-lasting impacts Approximate read time: 7 minutes Raise your hand. For each of the following statements that you agree with, put a finger down....

Image of a sunrise with a chain that is turning into a bird. Discover how you can begin feeling fulfilled as a successful professional. Learn how financial coaching services in California can help you!

You’ve Worked So Hard to Get Where You Are… How is it Possible to be This Successful But Still Feel Unfulfilled? Approximate read time: 5 minutes Let’s meet Ilena. For the most part, Ilena has done the right things. She graduated from university with flying...

A flow chart showing how to tell if a financial system or tool is a good tool

Savings, debt reduction, and wise spending are not financial tools… they are the RESULT of well-built financial tools. The tools you are using to make financial decisions may be garbage… Some of them are solid, some not so much. Sadly, the tools, rules and tips...

Image of a forest with a wooden bridge. Learn to effectively overcome your financial shame with the help of a financial coach in California. Learn how financial coaching services can help you!

Let’s Talk About Financial Shame and How to Overcome it. You’ve probably told yourself you need to stop wasting money a million times. And maybe just as often you’ve shamed yourself for your spending choices. If restriction and financial shame worked, we’d all be fine....

The first steps towards a healthy, productive money conversation with your partner don't need to be painful....
Image of a couple walking away from each other on a forking forest path. Struggling with finances after divorce? Learn how financial coaching services in California can help you find resilience!

Five years post-divorce 25% of people say they feel recovered from the emotional impact of divorce, vs 35% who say they are still not recovered from the financial impact. Even after five years, so many of us are not financially resilient after divorce. Let’s talk...

Image of a woman's feet on a treadmill. Discover what lifestyle creep is and how financial coaching in New York and California can help you!

What is Lifestyle Creep? Also known as lifestyle inflation, means as we earn more, our lifestyle tastes and expectations go up too. Let’s talk about how to prevent and recover from lifestyle creep with the help of a financial coach and financial coaching services! Approximate...

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How to Track Spending:  Why it’s ok to get rid of that big pile of receipts. Approximate read time: 7 minutes How many times have you tried to track your spending?  Here’s some common responses I get when I ask my clients that question: “My...

Image of a dirt path in a vibrant green forest. Do you struggle with managing your budgets? Learn how financial coaching services in California, New York, Texas, or anywhere else in the United States can help you budget and create stability!

Let’s talk about how to make a budget built by you, FOR you. Approximate read time: 8 minutes You could google “how to make a budget” right now and you’d probably come up with 100s of options. Some will be free, some will be subscription-based,...

when to not give money to family image shows a small family that has hiked to the top of a rocky outcrop

We are often motivated to lend or give our family members money for some truly beautiful reasons. We want to care for our family members no matter their age, and we want them to know we care for them.  Let’s talk about five times you...

Image of a peaceful path through a bamboo forest. Learn to take control of your money mindset with the help of financial coaching services in New York, California, Texas, and anywhere else in the United States!

There is no difference between being financially well and having a healthy money mindset. It’s not that one is the result of the other, they are the same thing. This is why, when people try to out earn, restrict, or obligate their way out of...

bridge across creek future of financial literacy

For generations we’ve heard the same bits of financial wisdom, and we’ve all faithfully passed down this wisdom, reinforcing it each time we regurgitate it.  But it’s finally time for a revolution.  The future of financial literacy looks nothing like the past. Approximate read time:...

quiet path along a reservoir metaphor for having money in savings

Regardless of your income, it can be difficult to build savings Here are my top suggestions for staying motivated while building savings. Approximate read time: 4 minutes Just expecting yourself to automatically build savings is not enough “Just save money” sounds like an incredibly do-able...