Bio

Hanna Morrell is a holistic financial coach who helps individuals and couples build customized, adaptable money systems while learning to trust themselves with money.  She is the author of two interactive workbooks; The 45-Day Financial Wellness Workbook, and The System-Building Workbook.  Hanna is the creator of the Pacific Stoa Financial Wellness Curriculum.  This innovative curriculum is the first of its kind to combine money mechanics with the soft-skills that it takes to implement and integrate money systems in to a person or couple’s life all without shame, judgment, accountability, or restriction.

If just telling people what to do with their money worked, we’d all be fine by now!

Just restricting our spending, telling each other (and ourselves) to “just get it together”, stop procrastinating, or stick to a budget worked, again, we’d all be find by now.

After working with many hundreds of individuals and couples I believe that the traditional systems and expectations we have around money is fundamentally broken, and doomed to only make our relationship with money worse.

Media Apperances

The Practice of the Practice Podcast with Joe Sanok

If you want to build any sustainable system (especially a budget), you can’t expect your life to fit into a pre-made system.  In this episode of The Practice of the Practice Podcast, Joe Sanok and I talk about how to build any kind of adaptable, customized system!

The Elle Russ Podcast

Judgment, shame, and guilt have no place in building a financial strategy that will work FOR YOU.  In this episode of the Elle Russ show we talk about what it looks like to work with a holistic financial coach and I even teach her a game I teach to most of my clients!

A Little Impolite Podcast

Conventional financial wisdom seems so simple to implement, right?  Just focus on your needs, not your wants.  In this interview with Deevo of the A Little Impolite podcast we talk about why some skepticism of traditional financial expectations is a good thing!

The TeleWellnessHub Podcast

Marta and I talk deeply about the purpose of holistic financial coaching and why I change my curriculum with and for my clients.

The Pacific Stoa Philosophy

The Pacific Stoa curriculum is built around a philosophy of trauma-informed, person-centered care.  There is no place for shame, judgment, or restriction in holistic financial wellness.  Many of the traditional financial tools we’ve learned over generations have not served us, but we’ve never sought to examine those assumed truths, only ourselves.  Our curriculum is built around agreement that everyone’s autonomy should be respected.

Read the manifesto

Article Contributions

What is Basic Life Insurance an Who Should Buy it?

Understanting the basics of life insurance could protect your family from hardship… here are the other things you should consider.

Buying Life Insurance for Your Parents

Meslissa Wylie- Money Geek

Yep, buying life insuance for your parents is possible as long as you have their consent and involvment.  And it can be a great way to protect your future after their gone, but the conversation around life insurance may take some thoughtfulness and courage.

How to stop self sabotage from wrecking your dreams

Self-Sabotage comes in many forms.

4 Psychological Reasons That Could Be Behind Your Money Problems

Getting to the root of your emotional connection to money problems may be the way to change your money behavior!

Expert Curated List of the Best Budgeting Tools and Savings Apps

There are thousands of budgeting and savings tools out there.  Here’s how I help my clients determine which is best for them!

Could Couples Financial Counseling Benefit Your Relationship?

Jennifer Nelson- Real Simple

Could the money-talk with your partner benefit from financial coaching?

The Perils of Penny-Pinching: Navigating The Dark Side of Frugality

Frugality and restriction have a great sales pitch.  It seems like all we need to do to be financially safe is just cut back, restrict, and punish ourselves.  But is that really working?

How to Start and Build and Emergency Fund

Nathan Paulus- Money Geek

Unexpected expenses are bound to happen. Creating an emergency fund is an excellent way to ensure your financial security doesn’t suffer when a large medical expense occurs or layoffs hit your company.

Could Couples Financial Counseling Benefit Your Relationship?

Jennifer Nelson- Real Simple

Could the money-talk with your partner benefit from financial coaching?

The Perils of Penny-Pinching: Navigating The Dark Side of Frugality

Frugality and restriction have a great sales pitch.  It seems like all we need to do to be financially safe is just cut back, restrict, and punish ourselves.  But is that really working?

Four Money Taboos Women Need to Talk About With Their Friends

Many of us were raised with the idea that talking about money is inappropriate.