3 Reasons We Overspend

by Manisha ThakorHave you ever set a financial goal only to find that your actual spending significantly surpassed your budget? When you have the best of intentions to create financial health, why is it so darn easy to sabotage your progress? As a female financial...

What Are Your Financial Priorities?

Financial expert Manisha Thakor talks about the importance of identifying your top four financial priorities & recommends a new online tool to do so.

What to Do If You Struggle to Save Money

by Jillian Beirne DaviOne thing that I see many women struggle with as a personal finance coach is that they have trouble saving money on a consistent basis.Sure, they may put some money aside when they receive a lump sum, but making it a regular habit is a bit...

What Does ‘Having It All’ Mean to You?

by Laura BergerDo you have it all? Or perhaps you feel trapped in a cycle of your own doing that could lead to your undoing? I am extremely thankful for my clients, but not for the state in which they come to me, as it is often the latter.Helping women “have it all”...

The Beauty of a Budget

by Manisha ThakorMany people think budgets are about deprivation. As a financial adviser, I feel they are about liberation. Here’s a simple three-step plan to create a budget that you will feel excited to follow.Step #1: Understand the real purpose of a...

Budgeting for Wealth: How to Create a Spending Plan You Love

by Jillian Beirne DaviSix years ago I was depressed, broke and deeply in debt. I had nowhere to turn.  At the time, there was no such thing as a “Money  Coach” (that I knew of…).  But let me tell you, if that person existed, I would...

How Do You Feel About the Penny?

by Carl Richards Since 2006, the American penny has cost more to make than the penny is worth. Despite that knowledge, we haven’t heard much discussion until now about stopping penny production. A few weeks ago, President Obama hinted that it may be time to say...

How Five Daily Habits Rocked My Financial World

by Jillian Beirne DaviSix years ago, I was broke. I was deeply in debt (to the tune of $30,000) and creditors called me nonstop. I felt powerless, hopeless and totally alone.  It was one of the darkest times in my life.  The worst part was: I thought I was...

NYC on the cheap and healthy

by Loni Markman, MA, CHHCI don’t know about you but I LOVE going out to eat. I am a total foodie, however, at times it is to my detriment. The restaurants we choose are not always the healthiest no matter what the price is. Recently, a friend turned me on to...