Money And What Makes Life Worth Living

What makes life worth living? This question is at the heart of financial life planning and financial therapy. I remember my late mentor Dick Wagner, CFP, talking about reviewing a person’s financial statement during a visit to Japan. Along with the normal...

Digging Yourself Out When You’re Financially Stuck

Last week’s column on being financially stuck focused on getting help. But what if, for various reasons like affordability or availability, outside help isn’t a practical option? There are some steps you can take yourself to begin getting financially...

Finding a Financial Life Planner

The difference between a traditional financial planner and one that practices financial life planning is significant. The former focuses on the dollars and cents of making good financial decisions, while the later adds the more complex human component to the process....

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...

Teaching Money Skills Essential For 21st Century

For our ancestors, even as recently as the 19th Century in many places, survival skills were hands-on. If you didn’t know how to build a house, farm, hunt, butcher animals, sew, and cook, you couldn’t provide well for your family. Money skills were largely...