Election Day, November 6, 2018

#GOTV: 98 Years and 80 Days

Women will have had the right to vote in this country for 98 years and 80 days tomorrow, November 6, 2018. The process to get the vote was long and arduous, with a 30-year period of “doldrums” during which the movement made no progress at the federal level — but,… Continue Reading..
What’s my secret? Good employees! By Judy Heft

What’s my secret? Good employees!

Fresh from a vacation in the deep South, I’m feeling grateful for my ability to travel — which is made possible by my all-star team. As I was taking a horse-and-buggy ride around Charleston, South Carolina, Sharon Wilson took the driver’s seat at Judith Heft & Associates. Again, I am… Continue Reading..
How To Teach Our Children About Money By Judy Heft

How To Teach Our Children About Money

“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..
Empowerment à la française By Judy Heft

Empowerment à la française

The best part of my trip to France took place in the second half: A retreat with my mentor and eight other women in the wine-making region of Provence. Our mentor, Fabienne Fredrickson, had arranged for us to stay in a charming villa in Menerbes with a spectacular view, a… Continue Reading..
Billie Jean King at The Fund for Women and Girls By Judy Heft

Billie Jean King at The Fund for Women and Girls

I had the great honor of attending a lunch time talk at The Fund for Women and Girls by none other than Billie Jean King. The Fund is dedicated to improving the health and economic security of women and girls. I was among about 800 people there, mostly women. Previous… Continue Reading..
From #MeToo to #TimesUp By Judy Heft

From #MeToo to #TimesUp

If anything, the #MeeToo moment has convinced me of the awesome potential and power of the young women of today. One of my clients was saying that this moment wasn’t just the result of the media attention, but also a real feeling among women that they needn’t be desperate anymore.… Continue Reading..
Note to Self: Stop Taking Notes! By Judy Heft

Note to Self: Stop Taking Notes!

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..
The Women’s Business Development Council of Stamford Rolls Out the Red Carpet By Judy Heft

The Women’s Business Development Council of Connecticut Rolls Out the Red Carpet

On October 20, I along with 19 other women were honored by the Women’s Business Development Council of Connecticut. Some of us were there to celebrate our staying power (over 20 years in business for me!)  — and others were there for being revolutionaries in the short time they’ve been… Continue Reading..
Wine, Cheese, and Spreadsheets: Money Coaching Circles by Judy Heft

Wine, Cheese, and Spreadsheets: Money Coaching Circles by Judy Heft

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..
Grow a Philanthropist by Judy Heft

Grow a Philanthropist

I often spend my time wishing that my grand-babies could stay babies for as long as possible, but I recently discovered a book that makes me wish they were already reading. The Giving Book by Ellen Sabin is an introduction to philanthropy geared towards children between five and ten years… Continue Reading..