Are you an emotional spender?

The number-one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy. Alan Greenspan Even when times may be tough financially, some of us still don’t have a handle on our spending. It’s not for lack of knowledge. Often, it’s a struggle with self-control. You went to the mall to buy a birthday […]

Could you turn your passion into profit?

Point to Ponder: Doing work you love has a significant impact on your well-being. “Do what you love, Val, and the rewards will come.” This was a piece of advice given to me by one of my mentors not long after I first began working. I was intrigued yet skeptical when he said it. If […]

What would financial freedom look like for you?

Point to Ponder: You need a vision for your finances just as you need a vision for your life. Get clear. Write it down. Then start walking toward it. In a culture that often equates wealth with materialism, it’s no wonder debt is out of control and savings are low. Answer these questions for yourself: […]

Can Money Buy Happiness?

It’s the age-old question: Can money buy happiness? In theory, we know the answer is “no.” Yet, many pursue it in great expectation that when they finally get enough of it, they’ll be happy. If you get the bigger house, the right car, the right salary, then you can kick up your heels and revel […]

Career Financial Checkup

If you could choose any line of work to be in, would you choose the work you do now?  Do you feel good about where you are financially and on track to meet your goals?  These two questions speak to the core of two of the most common challenges I’ve worked with readers and clients […]

Turn Your Passion into Profit

“Do what you love, Val, and the rewards will come.” It was a piece of advice given to me by one of my mentors not long after I first began working. I was intrigued yet skeptical when he said it. If I followed my passion, would the rewards really come? I have since discovered that […]