Every Woman Has the Capacity to Rule Her Financial Affairs

  Sometimes we do not give ourselves enough credit when it comes to managing money. Because financial planning has traditionally been the domain of men, women are routinely left out of the conversation. We, as women, have been socialized to believe that we should leave the big financial decisions to men. We have been taught […]

She Writes For Him – The Loss of a Dream (Chapter 10)

  I am truly honored and excited to be a contributing author featured in She Writes for Him: Resilient Stories of Faith (Redemption Press). This powerful collection of beautiful stories is a debut in a series of volumes, which showcases the personal struggles of ordinary women and our noble journeys of God’s healing, redemptive grace. […]

Do You Have Enough for Retirement?

  According to statistics, most Americans do not. 46% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement. (Employment Benefit Research Institute) 40% of baby boomers now plan to work until they die. (AARP) 36% of Americans say they don’t contribute anything at all to their savings. (CNBC) 87% of adults say they are not […]

Baby Steps Toward Financial Freedom

  Do you find dealing with personal finances overwhelming? That’s okay. Baby steps are allowed. Doing something, no matter how small, is better than doing nothing at all. So stop beating yourself up for not being on top of your finances. We’re all doing the best we can with what we know at the moment. […]

Financial Stress and the Average American

As a financial coach and former retirement planner, I’m very much acquainted with the financial challenges hard-working people face on a day-to-day basis. Even before the pandemic hit, the average American family struggled with their finances. Now, after several months of no household income, the financial future is even more precarious. According to a Northwest […]

How to go from being a compulsive spender to a compulsive saver

How to go from being a compulsive spender to a compulsive saver

I used to be a financial avoider. I never thought about saving for the future. My thoughts about money revolved around buying things. All that changed back in 2007 when a financial planning firm recruited me to do retirement planning for school teachers. That was when my eyes were opened to the shocking reality of […]

Why I joined the Ultimate Blog Challenge July 2020

  I joined the July 2020 Ultimate Blog Challenge,  which means I’ve committed to posting a blog on this website every day for the next 31 days. Why on earth would I do that?!!! Over the last few months, while we’ve been SIP, I received several calls from women who are getting serious about planning […]

Ladies, you don’t have to be a statistic

Planning for lifetime retirement income

  I came across a survey where two hundred forty-six women (age seventy and younger) who became widowed within the past five years were interviewed. These women owned assets of $50,000 to $1 million. This survey was completed for the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) and funded by the American Council of Life […]

The Power of Essential Oils for Emotional Self-Care

  For the last several weeks, we have collectively been moving through intense emotional heaviness that sometimes feels unbearable.   During times like this, I believe Extreme Self-Care is an absolute necessity. Not a luxury, but a must.   During my mastermind call this last week, I shared with the group how I’ve stepped up my […]