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5 Ways to Get Financially Intimate

Manisha Thakor | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Manisha Thakor

You may believe these topics will ruin the bliss of romance, but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Money talks may not be romantic, but honesty and agreement build trust -- and THAT preserves Cupid's promise.

Are You Enabling Your Adult Children?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 03.11.2014 | Money
Manisha Thakor

It has been widely reported that the last recession and subsequent sluggish recovery were especially brutal for millenials. The sleeper story is the subsequent impact all that joblessness has had on parents of millenials.

How to Increase Your Retirement Confidence

Manisha Thakor | Posted 02.10.2014 | Women
Manisha Thakor

How are we Americans collectively feeling about our retirement prospects? Survey says (and most financial advisors would concur), not so great.

5 Fab Finance Books to Brighten the 2013 Holidays

Manisha Thakor | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Looking for a gift that will keep on giving? With the year wrapping up and the gift-wrapping set to begin, here are some personal finance books for the special people in your life. Young or not-so young, wealthy or struggling, happy or not quite so, there's something for everyone here.

Do You Need a Financial Planner or an Investment Manager?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Manisha Thakor

It's easy to waste time and money engaging a financial professional to fulfill one duty when what you really need is the other.

Retirement Planning: Where Do You Stand?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 12.24.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Have you heard about folks who hike the Appalachian Trail for 2,200 miles, end to end? Imagine if 61% of them ventured forth with no compass, no idea how long the trip would take, how much food they'd need and a single pair of sneakers

The Real Reasons You Overspend

Manisha Thakor | Posted 11.12.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Have you ever set a financial goal only to find that your actual spending significantly surpassed your budget? When you have the best of intentions to create financial health, why is it so darn easy to sabotage your progress?

Active vs. Passive Investing: Which Is Right For You?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Two cars are driving down a highway. A red sports car is darting between all three lanes, trying to find the fastest possible way to get ahead. A gray sedan is in the right lane, going the speed limit. Suddenly, a train horn sounds. The red car comes to a screeching halt next to the gray sedan.

The Power of Patient Investing

Manisha Thakor | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Have you ever been tempted to "play the stock market" by following a hot tip, only to watch your shares plummet? Do you want to invest, but feel overwhelmed by all of your choices? How do you know if you should invest in stocks at all?

What Are Your Financial Priorities?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

In our modern financial world with its myriad choices, it's hard to know what to focus on first. Do we prioritize saving, investing or debt reduction?

5 Common Saving Strategies That Can Lead to Overspending

Manisha Thakor | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

The key to effective saving strategies is simply to be as mindful and conscious as you can in your spending -- on or off sale!

How to Make Your Retirement Dream a Reality

Manisha Thakor | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Given the statistical reality that women live longer and earn less than men over the course of their lifetime, it vital that we both develop a clear strategy for a comfortable retirement and take action on it.

The Marriage of Love and Money: How to Protect Yourself From Financial Heartbreak

Manisha Thakor | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Financial knowledge creates financial freedom and power. Under the influence of romance, it is easy to be distracted from practical concerns, but including financial planning in the creation of your authentic partnership will help sustain the love life you desire.

How to Make Valentine's Day More Meaningful

Manisha Thakor | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

alentine's Day gives us an opportunity to honor our significant others, but this authentic desire can be easily redirected into excessive spending.

5 Questions Every Financial Advisor Should Ask You

Manisha Thakor | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Taking care of your financial health is a continuous process, and life changes at a rapid pace. It is essential to honor yourself by asking for help during major transitions.

Overcome (Financial) Fear With Appreciation

Manisha Thakor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

If we want to heal our relationship with money, we need a gentle approach to our financial fears. Our unconscious beliefs about money are often related to our sense of power and identity.

Express Your Authentic Self (to Spend Wisely)

Manisha Thakor | Posted 01.19.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Over time, I've come to view the current economic climate as a golden opportunity to reset our attitudes about money, happiness, living and life.