Stop Over-Spending by Over-Responding

One interesting concept I learned in CoachU’s coach training program was the idea of over-responding. This is not over-reacting, which is a knee-jerk response, but rather carefully thinking over the situation and then deliberately over-responding with a series of solutions. When something “bad” happens to us, it is often self-created (not always, but often). So we […]

Go On A Money Diet

“Wealth consists not in having possessions but in having few wants.”—Esther De Waal It is easy to forget in our consumer-based society that money can’t buy happiness. But the latest research indicates that it may be even worse than we thought. According to the New York Times article, “In Pursuit of Affluence at a High […]

Build Wealth the Easy Way—Attract It

“So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.” Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel I used to think that only the rich could afford to indulge in exceptional self-care on a regular basis, and that the rest of us would just have to be content with an occasional splurge. Then I discovered that it works […]

Money Can’t Meet Your Emotional Needs

On Money and Happiness… Studies have shown that people who feel more successful than their friends are happier than people who feel less successful than their friends. That made me laugh—maybe all you need for happiness is poorer, unsuccessful friends! The Dalai Lama says most people base their happiness on comparisons to others. A study evaluated lottery […]