Is it Ever Worth Buying a New Car?

The great debate: to buy new or to buy used? There’s something so appealing about that new car smell, the sensation of breaking in the seat and wearing down the steering wheel to the contour of your own preferences, taking ownership in your proudly-purchased set of wheels… it’s so appealing, in fact, that it almost

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Give Your Life A Financial Refresh

There might well come a time in your life when you feel the need to somehow start again with regard to your finances. When that time comes, you need to know what it is that you can do, and how it is likely to work out. The truth is that there are plenty of ways

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You’ll Never Convince Me to Stop Buying Lattes To Build Wealth

The conventional financial advice that extols the benefits of skipping a $5 latte in order to pocket between $1,300 and $1,820 (depending on your frequency) a year is short-sighted. Don’t get me wrong, saving $1,820 a year is a step in the right direction, but it’s not a high-leverage strategy to build wealth. It’s not

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Is Being a Bridesmaid Even Worth the Cost?

One of my dearest friends got married at the end of last year. The destination wedding, which took place on some of the most gorgeous beaches of Mexico, was hands-down one of the most exquisite ceremonies I had ever witnessed. And, as one of her five bridesmaids, it was also one of the most expensive. 

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How I Healed My Relationship With Money

Earlier this year, I wrote a book to help over-savers and over-spenders feel at peace with their money life. The inspiration for this book was born out of experience and necessity. I had to re-examine how I felt about money in order to eliminate the guilt, confusion, apathy, obsession, sadness and anger that often accompanied

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Spending Over $500 With a Personal Stylist Made Me a Better Money Manager

Earlier this year, I conducted an experiment of sorts. As a person that struggled with over-saving and money-hoarding, I wanted to test a theory that I had been mulling over. I wanted to see if I could overcome my tendency to obsess over every penny spent if I just threw caution to the wind and

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How to Use a Personal Loan Responsibly

Borrowing to pay for college, a down payment on a home, or even a car is a financial given for Americans striving to reach their long-term goals. These loans are as common as Sunday brunches and binge watching Netflix. And with the rising popularity of personal loans, it’s clear that they, too, are becoming a

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5 ways to earn more money (that you probably do anyway)

Last month, I had the pleasure of serving as a professor for not one, but two of Mogul X’s break out sessions on #adulting and having a healthy relationship with money. To be honest, before they reached out to invite me to speak, I had never heard of Mogul, one of the fastest growing start-ups

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Did Spending Half a Grand on Clothes Help Me Overcome My Fear of Spending Money?

Ever since releasing Heal Your Relationship with Money, I’ve experienced a number of newer and more nuanced connections with money that I wanted to share with you in the hope you’ll be able to make more sense of your ever-changing relationship with your coins. Understanding Fear and How to Overcome It We all have fears. 

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5 Baby Steps to Eliminate Debt and Increase Your Financial Confidence

There is a reason why “debt” is a “four-letter” word. Debt is a curse and keeps you from living your life free of fear, worry, and frustration. The irony is that we run away from our financial problems because we want to avoid pain. Running away, however, only worsens the state of our finances, thus

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