Money Musings: cue the Friends theme song

Money Musings: cue the Friends theme song

A couple months back, many of you shared feedback on our Money Musing via a survey which led to our new and improved version. Thank you! I’m personally obsessed with it and we couldn’t have done it without you. 🙏

Something that was mentioned in over 70% of your responses was accountability. You want more accountability around your money. And it makes complete sense. We can have the best of intentions, know what we should do, and still see the days come and go without taking any action (or as much action as we’d like!). 

Money Musings: my credit card snafu

Money Musings: my credit card snafu

I know managing and paying down credit card debt is a topic that’s on many of your minds. And you are not alone. 

In the US, the median household income hit $63,179 in 2018. That’s $20K+ increase from what it was in the year 2000. Woot! But what’s changed is our debt. The typical household now carries an average debt of $137,063, up over 250% from $50,971 in the year 2000. Whaa??? 🤯

Money Musings: the gender grooming gap

Money Musings: the gender grooming gap

Ever since I did this Fast Company interview, I’ve been thinking a lot about the cost of women’s personal care and grooming. The premise of the article is whether or not these expenses should be categorized as needs or wants (an exercise we do in The 30-Day Money Cleanse). 

Society tells us that our beauty expenses are frivolous (and many personal finance experts concur). We end up feeling shameful about them, but in reality (unfortunately) our appearance is tied to our career success. 

Money Musings: financial feminists unite

Money Musings: financial feminists unite

I spent last week in Washington D.C. at an event called FinCon which brings together 2,500 personal finance nerds, media, and brands for a week of content, schmoozing, and celebrating. This might sound like a personal hell for many 🤣but despite the overwhelm, I had a great time connecting with fellow financial feminists (they do exist!) and learning about the latest financial technologies and products. 

Money Musings: lighten up with money

Money Musings: lighten up with money

One of the shifts I see in my most successful clients is that they switch from a fixed to a growth mindset around money. What does that mean? Instead of believing their abilities with money are fixed (saying and thinking things like “I am just terrible with money. This is not something I can do.”), they start to believe that they can improve and get better at it with practice. And of course, we can!