Have You Had....THE MONEY TALK?

Posted by Carrie Rattle on May 27, 2019 9:23:00 AM

You know, where you sit down with your other half and bare all, or tell them that their money habits are driving you CRAZY?  Maybe one of you is a Saver, and the other a Spender.  The Saver thinks the Spender is out of control, while the Spender thinks the Saver is a tightwad. You sort of skirt the money talk to avoid confrontation and keep peace in the marriage. There's only one problem. You touch money just about every day. If issues don't get resolved they fester, and erode trust or patience. There is a better way!

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Topics: Money Talk, marriage, financial wellness, couples and money,, couples money therapy

Are You in the Right Tribe? 3 Key Indicators

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Mar 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

“Tribe” is a new word, and a very old word. It’s used a lot in the women’s networking world – “finding your tribe”. This blog came to me after finding my own networking tribe after a 2-year search. I’m also reminded of how I am surrounded by my true tribe in life, which keeps me happy and grounded. Here are three indicators to help you identify if you’re in the right tribe for you, and what it means to your spending.

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Topics: Money Management, Money Habits, Money Talk, money selfcare

Do You Have Successful Money-Life Balance?

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Feb 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Money-Life Balance means taking money off a pedestal, and putting your happiness on it.  It means fulfilling your life, instead of pursuing the almighty dollar.   It means spending enough to enjoy life today, and saving enough to enjoy life tomorrow. So, what does money life balance look like? Since it is different for each of us, how do we begin to think about that balance for ourselves?

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Topics: Money Talk

Losing Money? : The $100,000 Noose Around Your Neck

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Feb 17, 2016 8:07:47 AM

I just finished reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. And I enjoyed the contrarian viewpoint on money and what it should mean.  The suggestion that a house is a liability rather than an asset is thought provoking. Is a house just our emotion conquering our logical brain?

Robert T. Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, sums up assets and liabilities as follows.  Assets should generate cash for you. Liabilities take your hard earned cash and don’t work for you at all. You in reality work for them.

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Topics: Money Talk

Not Saving? Not Your Fault – Blame Experts Pushing Money Knowledge

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Oct 20, 2015 10:30:00 AM
It's time to stop feeling guilt and shame. It’s time to stop beating yourself up if you haven’t been saving what you’re “supposed” to save. Here’s why.

For at least 3 decades, the Financial Services industry has been dishing out money knowledge around what you should and should not do. They give you targets, tips, and graphs. They throw a ton of data at you, and suggest timelines. So after 30 years of hearing this, 50% of Baby Boomers are retiring with ZERO savings. That would suggest our industry approach is not effective (enough).

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Topics: Money Talk

Money Talk, Statistics & The Alienation of Women

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Jun 23, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It’s been documented by several studies that the female brain is physically different from the male brain, and that these differences can lead to varied behaviors and abilities.  For instance, the female brain is apparently more inclined toward empathy and visual responses.   Whether this is a difference in our brains, or just cultural evolution based on duties like child rearing, is unclear. 

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Topics: Money Talk

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