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.
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The paralysis of financial fear can be life-destroying. But, utilized in a positive way, fear can create a heightened sense of awareness, be a motivator and instill determination leading to success.
Uncertainty about the financial future dominates the lives of hundreds of millions of people: Where will I sleep? How will I feed my family? For many, just thinking about these worst-case scenarios can be paralyzing.
Worried about losing your job? Afraid you'll hit retirement age with nothing in the bank? The richest people in America apparently feel your pain.
Yes, you heard that correctly. I'm encouraging you to SPEND!
How much should you strive to save?
What can four drunk airplane passengers, first time parents, and a delightful new book called Celebrity, Inc. do for your wallet? Plenty.
In modern life, we often compare ourselves not just to the Joneses next door, but to the Catherine Zeta-Joneses ... the rich and famous. A road trip taught me to reconnect with my real needs.
What about you? Are there places where your financial chi is currently feeling blocked? If so, what small step can you take today to begin the unblocking process?
I've started to observe that the periods where I feel the least financial anxiety are not correlated to how much or how little I'm earning or spending; they are correlated to how happy I am overall.
We are subjected to the upsale at every turn and bombarded 24/7 with advertising that further fans our flames of desire. Is it any wonder that so many of us end up with bad spending habits?
There are thousands of personal finance books, magazines, radio and TV shows. Yet money anxiety persists. No one is immune.
One of my depression busters is to "become the expert." This means, as I'm peeing my pants about where Eric and I are going to get our next paych...
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