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Financial Crisis and the Risk of Suicide

“I lost over $450,000, I cannot pay the bank, I’ll become homeless. Suicide is the only way out.” This desperate plea summarizes one of the top posts a few months ago on a Reddit forum for the...

Are Unequal Inheritances Fair?

It’s not very often that I see an estate plan that treats children unequally. When I do, it is usually because a parent is estranged from one child and leaves him or her nothing. In estate planning,...

What Is True About Money

“What is true about money?” A flippant answer to this question might be something like, “That I ought to have more of it.” Going a little deeper, however, we can come up with a list of...

Learning From Business Failures and Mistakes

How would you feel to learn your financial planner came close to bankruptcy five times in his life? Maybe I should have considered that question before I told the world about my business mistakes in...

Vow of Simplicity Not Really So Simple

Last week we explored one type of money belief, an unconscious vow of poverty that can lead to self-sabotage and harmful behaviors around money. But what about those, like members of some religious...

Vow of Poverty Money Scripts

If you’ve ever lived in real poverty, struggling to meet your basic needs for food, shelter, and clothing, it’s almost certainly not a “lifestyle choice” you would voluntarily opt to return to. If...

What Financial Wellbeing Really Is

What is financial wellbeing? A researcher based in Berlin recently asked me that question. I had a bit of a struggle answering, in part because I write and talk a lot about what financial wellbeing...

Trying to Avoid Pain With Financial Denial

“Just think positive, and everything will turn out fine.” “Preparing for the worst just opens the door for bad things to happen.” “Oh, I’m sure it’s not that bad.” Statements like these are examples...

Is There a Dark Side to Cryptocurrency?

I’ve been warning against speculating in crypto currencies since 2017. Any currency typically has no place in any conservative investment portfolio. That is doubly true for digital currencies. They...

Single Parents Deserve a Hall of Fame

There are Halls of Fame for musicians, athletes, volunteers, and high achievers in many other fields. My quick check on Wikipedia found over 250 of them. Yet nowhere did I find recognition for one...

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