Becoming a Certified Money Coach By Judy Heft

Becoming a Certified Money Coach

I’ve decided to become a Certified Money Coach in the coming year. My goal is to help individuals or couples identify the root of their money problems—whether they have a lot of money or hardly any at all. What I hope to show people, and what I have discovered the… Continue Reading..

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Who Are You Calling “Baby”?

I don’t wish to delve into presidential politics, but the issues the candidates discuss don’t belong to them. And when it comes to the problem of casual (and overt) sexism, women have been in the trenches fighting the good fight for hundreds of years. That’s why I was shocked while… Continue Reading..

Bright Lights and Bright People in the Big City

"The Dutch came to New York City and established a trading post there to make a buck, or to make a guilder." - Historian Kenneth Jackson And so began the hustle and bustle that would eventually come to be iconic of New York City. Whether you’re a “New York, New… Continue Reading..

A Teachable Moment: “Rock Bottom”

Hitting “rock bottom” is a relative term; it really depends on how far you allow yourself to fall. Sometimes it can be devastating to you or your loved ones, while other times rock bottom provides a firm foundation for something better. For instance, Manhattan has a rock bottom, but only… Continue Reading..

Helping Clients of Every Age

Many people assume that I work exclusively with elderly clients, and I get it: I am a former board member at Silver Source of Stamford, I have many clients who are seniors, and I love working with them. The truth is that only 30% of our client base can be… Continue Reading..

Financial Literacy 101

The holidays are over and you find yourself in the quagmire that is your job. As you eye the clock for the 80th time you sense a troubling thought bubbling to the surface. Now it’s “tax season.” The good news is that “tax time” is also an excellent time to… Continue Reading..

My Definition of “Fiduciary”

A fiduciary is someone who has a financial responsibility to their clients and keeps their best interests at heart when making financial decisions.  A fiduciary will never try to sell you a product. I am a fiduciary because my job requires a legal, ethical, and moral standard when working with… Continue Reading..

Start Liberating Yourself From Clutter With These Baby Steps

My mother was extremely organized. Naturally, I was a rebellious kid who embraced disorganization...and I became an adult who married disorganization, figuratively and literally. Together, my was-band (He WAS my husBAND) and I each managed our own businesses quite well down in the valleys of mountains of unopened mail. When… Continue Reading..

Keeping Career-minded While Raising A Family

With both parents working, the biggest obstacle most families face is paying for childcare. And even if a family can meet that financial requirement, a stay-at-home mom still needs to think about what lies 5 or 10 years down the road. Luckily, there are many things you can do to… Continue Reading..

Positive Examples Of Powerful Women

One of the common threads I see across every segment of society is the dilemma of the less-monied spouse. That means one spouse, usually the woman, is dependent on her husband for basic needs like food and shelter. What’s worse, she often lacks the resources to move out on her… Continue Reading..