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My Interview on the She’s Extraordinary Podcast

  I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Judy Weber for her podcast, She’s Extraordinary! It was recorded shortly after shelter in place began, and no one really knew what to expect. Now here we are two months later and we have officially embarked on a new normal perspective and way of life. […]

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 […]

What I’m currently reading – International Women’s Day

One of my favorite things to do when I’m traveling out of town is to visit the local bookstore. Today, in honor of Women’s History Month, I was inspired to pick up these books yesterday in Napa Valley. I’m loving Vibrate Higher Daily, by Lalah Delia. I so relate to the message that everything is […]

Money is Self-Care for Women

Ellevest's Sallie Krawcheck explains how (video article review)

Patti Fagan, Award-Winning Money Coach for Women

  In this video article, Ask Sallie: Is it Really Possible to Feel Good About Money? Sallie Krawcheck, the founder of Ellevest, shares how money for women does not actually inspire confidence and empowerment. Rather it represents insecurity and loneliness. So much so that women would much rather talk about their own death than talk […]

How to Overcome Your Financial Fears

Plus 5 curated women & retirement articles to increase your financial literacy

Last week, I was talking with a friend and we got to talking about women, money, and retirement. She told me how her fifty-five-year-old cousin is worried about her husband leaving her, which would put her in a vulnerable financial position. She’s thinking about retiring in the next five years but is afraid to because […]

5 Keys to Create a New Relationship with Money

Plus 5 powerful journal prompts

5 Keys to Create a New Relationship with Money - blog post

  One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve made on my financial healing journey is the connection between the relationship we have with money and the relationship we have with ourselves. As a financial coach and past retirement planner, I’ve routinely observed how we women resist having to deal with our money. But, if we […]

Women and Financial Power

The more women I talk to, the more I realize how many women still lack financial confidence. They often fear making major financial decisions like where to invest, so they procrastinate. They fear tracking their spending, so they feel clueless about where their money goes. Yet, these are the money habits that can help them […]

Are you assuming the worst about your future?

  Making assumptions can cause a tremendous amount of unnecessary stress and anxiety when it comes to our finances. Assuming the worst can lead us to make bad financial decisions. Or worse, it can cause us to avoid making decisions at all.   The biggest thing that holds women back in their finances is not […]

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 […]