How Breathing Can Save Your Finances…

by Jillian Beirne DaviI’m known for saying that Money is a HUMAN made tool.  And humans are emotional.  Therefore money is emotional.(Even though it doesn’t have to be.)Money follows the simple laws of cause and effect. You GIVE to the world a...

Overcome (Financial) Fear With Appreciation

by Manisha Thakor”Do you ever feel that no matter how much money you earn, it is never enough?”As a financial adviser working with high net worth women and families, I have observed that even financially successful people struggle with a sense of scarcity....

BE WHERE YOU ARE: to experience true MoneyJoy

by Manisha Thakor “When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.” — Thich Nhat Hahn Money makes many of us miserable. Study...

Daring To Be Ourselves… Financially

by Manisha Thakor Do you have enough money? Last week I wrote about the high cost to women of not speaking up for ourselves financially in the workplace.  One statistic from that piece keeps floating through my head like the Goodyear blimp:  Women...

I Lost My Job – What About Health Insurance?

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAI received an email from a Savvy Ladies member today; a heartbreaking tale of how she had been laid off, and was now trying to figure out how to survive – and feed her two small children, as she is a single mom. One of the...

Long-Term Care Insurance: When to Get It and When Not To

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAI met with a new client yesterday. While this is not unusual, the reason he had come to see me was: he was in his thirties, healthy, athletic – and extremely anxious about the fact that he didn’t have long-term care...

Money New Year’s Resolution

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAThis time of the year, inevitably, conversations gravitate toward the topic of New Year’s resolutions. While the vast majority tend to be not only generic (stop smoking, anyone? Join a gym?), but also difficult to follow (everyone...

Top Financial Fears

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAThis weekend, my family and I decided to go for a picnic in the park. So we filled a basket with Dean & Deluca foods and headed outside our door to Battery Park. There, the smell of grass, the sun, and the majestic beauty of the...

Live a More Joyful and Prosperous Life

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAI read in the paper today that only about 20% of Americans enjoy their jobs, and even fewer feel they are getting paid what they deserve. As though this weren’t bad enough, a large portion of our precious free time tends to get...