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Year: 2023

Toxic Positivity Can Harm You Financially

Positive thinking about money can be beneficial. It can also be harmful if it leads us to suppress our emotions or avoid financial realities. This dark side of being positive is described in a Psychotherapy Today article referencing a book titled Toxic Positivity by...

Should You Pay Your Family For Senior Care?

Many of my older clients, aware of their declining physical capacities, are increasingly open to the idea of receiving in-home healthcare. It’s an excellent way for seniors to maintain their independence and stay in their own homes as long as possible before...
Breaking the Cycle of Debt

Breaking the Cycle of Debt

Breaking the Cycle of Debt Written By: Jean Chatzky, AAPR June 09, 2023 The problem How do you break a lingering bad money habit? New Jersey couple Gail O’Donnell, 54, an insurance agency account rep, and her husband, Danny, 60, a training supervisor, have...

Are We In a Recession? Look to Trustworthy Data for the Answer

When it comes to the economy, the idea of “fake news” is nothing new. We’ve often had a segment of the population believing the US government is intentionally lying. In the early 2000’s, economist Paul Krugman used the term “inflation truthers” to describe...

How Money Scripts Affect Funeral Planning

The unconscious beliefs we hold around money affect our financial choices throughout our lives—and even beyond. Our money scripts have an impact on the way we think about final expenses for our loved ones and ourselves. I was reminded of this as I read about a recent...