Have You Funded Your Future Retirement Paycheck?

Have you funded your future retirement paycheck?

  In the United States, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th. But let’s be honest, women are anything but equal when it comes to retirement planning. That is why I get passionate when I see articles about women, money, and retirement. When it comes to funding your future retirement paycheck, I strongly believe […]

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 […]

What is Your No. 1 Coronavirus Money Fear?

  Before the pandemic, 49% of the women surveyed in the Allianz Women, Money & Power Survey (2013), stated their number one money fear sounded something like this:   I’m afraid I’ll end up penniless and homeless in retirement.   This is a fear I hear about more often than not from women who come […]

How Can the Coronavirus Stimulus Plan Help You and Your Small Business?

Coronavirus Stimulus Package Info and Resources to Download

  Needless to say, the last four weeks have been nothing short of surreal. Navigating this new normal and doing everything we can to stay positive and not get too rattled by the onslaught of news has suddenly become our primary focus no matter what our walk of life. Over the last few weeks, I’ve […]

3 Baby Steps to Help You Take Charge of Your Finances

3 Baby Steps to Help You Take Charge of Your Finances - by Award-winning Financial Coach, Patti Fagan

  Despite your best intentions, taking charge of your finances tends to get pushed to the back burner, which ultimately causes financial anxiety. You know you need to take care of these things. But you’d rather avoid the discomfort of facing your financial reality. Well, guess what? You’re not alone. Lots of women avoid dealing with […]

Your relationship with Money – an opportunity for personal growth

Your relationship with Money - an opportunity for personal growth blog post

  Did you know that your history and early experiences have a huge impact on how money shows up for you? Things that happened in your childhood influence how you manage (or don’t manage) your personal finances today.   Looking back, are you aware of those experiences that shaped your relationship with money?   Self-awareness […]

One Woman’s Financial Coaching Success Story

One Woman's Financial Coaching Success Story blog post

  One of the most rewarding aspects of being a financial coach is watching my client go from feeling clueless and overwhelmed to taking control and stepping into money mastery. One thing I know for sure is that a financially empowered woman is unstoppable in going after her goals and dreams.   For women, being […]