“Just write a check.” That legendary Heft family quote did not come from either of my parents, but from my 8-year-old sister. Somehow, she had mastered the concept of floating a check early on, like a true prodigy. I retold this story while I was training to become a Certified… Continue Reading..
I am lucky to have a top-notch, high-end business while still being able to take time off for things that are important to me. Prioritizing is often challenging for people (myself included), which is why I was thrilled to find an analogy that motivational speaker Stephen Covey often uses: If… Continue Reading..
"Hi, Nana! Did you bring a gift for me and my brother?” That was one of the first things my granddaughter asked me when I picked her up recently. We were going to see The Three Little Pigs as part of my plan to shower her with experiences instead of… Continue Reading..
I've been unofficially coaching people about money for over 22 years, but only recently have I formally studied it at the Money Coaching Institute. I've witnessed bankruptcy, people outliving their money, divorce, frivolous spending, children with a sense of entitlement, women who are in the dark about their household finances...and… Continue Reading..
Recently I had the enormous pleasure of taking in the sights and sounds of some more tropical latitudes in Fort Lauderdale and then Cancun. Fort Lauderdale was first, where I attended a seminar full of like-minded people and I learned to focus on my intentions with my mentor, Fabienne Fredrickson… Continue Reading..
Now that I am a Certified Money Coach®, I can put my gift for gab to good use by helping people figure out their relationship with money. I’ve documented my journey becoming a Certified Money Coach® (CMC®), including the concept of money types and looking back to childhood to explain… Continue Reading..
When thinking about credit, it’s important to know the range of scores that the three major reporting agencies give out, and where you fit in. 850: This is the top credit score. Very few people are 850s. 700 or greater: Anything in this range is considered excellent credit. 658 to… Continue Reading..
Being a bookkeeper is easy: add this, subtract that, and divide by twelve for the monthly number. It’s like working the front desk at a hotel. But what if you arrive at the hotel with bags under your eyes and a pounding headache (like the total hot mess that you… Continue Reading..