Financial Planning Wisdom From Nazrudin Project

One of the most influential financial planning organizations I participate in doesn’t officially exist. The Nazrudin Project is an eclectic, holistic group of financial life planners, therapists, authors, educators, and coaches. It is leaderless, with no...

Are South Dakota Trusts Immoral “Tax Havens”?

South Dakota has certainly been in the news recently. Coverage of the leaked “Pandora Papers” included headlines like “How South Dakota became a global tax haven,” “South Dakota Is a Moral Sewer and Should Be Abolished,” and...

Look Beyond Alarming Social Security Headlines

If you are in your 50s or 60s, you may have reacted with concern to the numerous recent news reports about the August 31, 2021, annual report from the Social Security Board of Trustees on the long-term financial status of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and...

Fearing The Money May Run Out: Money Vigilance

The fourth and final category of Money Scripts in this series is Money Vigilance. Those with Money Vigilance scripts tend to be watchful and guarded about their finances. They will commonly have beliefs such as, “You should not tell others how much money you...

Self-Worth and Net Worth: Status Money Scripts

For the third in this series of columns on money script categories, let’s look at Money Status. This differs from the Money Worship category in having its focus on social acceptance. People in this category generally equate net worth with their self-worth. They...

Wishing For The Midas Touch? Exploring Money Worship

In the second of this four-part series on money scripts, let’s explore the category that Dr. Brad Klontz calls Money Worship. Unless you have always envied the mythical “golden touch” of King Midas, you may be quick to dismiss the possibility of...