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Financial Behavior

What It Takes To Banish Bad Money Habits

LearnVest | Posted 01.24.2015 | Money

If you've ever experienced a sense of euphoria after paying off your credit card in full or purchasing a piece of furniture that finally completes your living room, you know that our relationship to money isn't just a purely economical one. There's a big psychological component, too.

You Can Train Your Brain To Make Smarter Money Decisions. Here's How

LearnVest | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money

The human mind doesn't always work in our best interests when it comes to spending decisions. But the good news is that scientists are trying to tackle the problem -- and uncover how we can retrain our brains to make better choices.

Release False Beliefs to Hear Your True Hunger

Manisha Thakor | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Manisha Thakor

By connecting your financial actions to what gives you the deepest sense of both meaning and pleasure, you will find greater fulfillment in your relationship to money.

(Re)Define Your Self-Worth to Create a Highly Personal Net Worth

Manisha Thakor | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Self-worth and net worth have a very complicated relationship in modern America.

Be Where You Are to Experience True Money Joy

Manisha Thakor | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money
Manisha Thakor

Money makes many of us miserable. Study after study shows how financial worries make us fat, stress out our kids, cause us to lose sleep, and ruin our relationships. So what are we to do?

Jean Chatzky's Three Favorite "Money Rules"

Manisha Thakor | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money
Manisha Thakor

Jean Chatzky, author of Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security, was kind enough to share her three favorites.

My Three Favorite 'Money Rules'

Manisha Thakor | Posted 06.13.2012 | Books
Manisha Thakor

We all need sound money guidance and clear direction. To kick off Financial Literacy Month, here are three of my favorite "Money Rules" from Jean Chatzky's Money Rules.

The Behavior Gap

Manisha Thakor | Posted 03.07.2012 | Books
Manisha Thakor

The Behavior Gap is the best combination of practical advice and emotional encouragement that I've seen in a personal finance book in quite some time.

The New Retirement? Working... if You Are Lucky

Manisha Thakor | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Just 9% of workers frequently discuss saving, investment and planning for retirement with family and friends. This is the massive elephant in the room. If you're not talking about it, you're likely not taking action steps toward preparing for it.

The 77/11 Effect: Will It Hurt Someone You Know?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Given that Jane is likely to live five years longer than Joe -- a range that will get closer to seven years more by the time she reaches retirement, you can see that we have a problem brewing. And it's not a small one.

Daring to Be Ourselves -- Financially

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

A statistic from that piece keeps floating through my head: Women who consistently negotiate their salaries earn $1 million more over their work lives than women who do not.

Ladies, Should You Ask For It?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Quick - what was the first thing that came to your mind when you read the title of this post? What about "Gentleman, should you ask for it?" Would t...

Surprising Financial Lessons From a Caribbean Cruise

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Manisha Thakor

On the enjoyment scale I'd give the cruise a 5, but on the life lesson scale it was an absolute 10. Here's what I learned and how it can help you spend your hard earned money & time more mindfully.

Time is Money: How are You Spending your "168 Hours"?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

If you haven't heard of Laura Vanderkam yet - you will. My intellectual girl crush on Laura began back in August 2009 when I read her wonderful op-...