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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Things Women Need to Know to Increase Social Security Benefits

  The more you understand the financial challenges for women in retirement, the more you realize we are still discriminated against in our society. Even though it may not be as intentional as it once was, the following factors continue to diminish Social Security and pension benefits for women. Which is why we women need […]

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 […]

How to change your money mindset

Money Mindset Exercise included

For most women, the only thing holding them back from becoming financially empowered is their mindset. When you transform the way you think about money you transform your experience with money. Perhaps you share some of the most common issues expressed by women when asked why they are not joyfully engaged in their financial affairs. […]