Member Blogs

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:30:03 -0400

Raise your hand if you’re tired of trying to please people only to barely survive their judgments of you. Keep that hand up if you’re tired of using your precious energy to judge yourself and others. There are few areas … Continue reading

Tue, 30 May 2017 23:09:05 -0400

“She’s really writing that? Who does she think she is?!” I am a financial planner who is trying to make the world a better place, that’s who I am. And for the world to be a better place, we all … Continue reading

Thu, 04 May 2017 13:43:45 -0400

“Do not talk long with a fool or visit a stupid man. Beware of him, or you may be in trouble and find yourself bespattered when he shakes himself. Avoid him, if you are looking for peace, and you will … Continue reading

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:32:16 -0400

“Stop asking your life and your body to do things for you and begin to do some things for your life and body.” ~David Drost, Evolation Yoga“Buffalo Magazine” February 5, 2017 This is the perfect beginning of a post about … Continue reading

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:08:45 -0500

“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.” ~ Marlon Brando That could go both ways (being overpaid or underpaid). Our beloved Bill Knoche presented on this topic at the monthly meeting of the “I HATE Budgeting … Continue reading

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:35:19 -0500

Dear Procrastinators, I get it. It’s much too difficult to determine what to do about your financial situation that, for the sake of your mental health, it only makes sense to play it “safe” and do nothing. Dear Go-getters, I … Continue reading

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:44:42 -0500

How can you be generous if you’re secretly worried about paying your bills? How can you really enjoy the holidays when you’re emotionally overwhelmed and feeling undone? Our own joyful budgeter Mari McNeil presented this very challenging subject and the … Continue reading

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:23:54 -0400

Our support group (“I HATE Budgeting but I like having money”) was delighted to have mental health counselor Elizabeth Galanti (www.elizabethgalanti.com) present this topic to us. She started the conversation by asking us all to take a moment to think … Continue reading

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:45:45 -0400

Most of economic theory is based on the assumption that we make rational, logical, and beneficial financial decisions. Ha! Most of us make purely emotional (or “socially informed”) decisions about money most of the time, some of which may be … Continue reading

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:19:25 -0400

I decided I would save my family money by painting our kitchen myself. I’m a pretty good painter, a friend who is an interior designer helped me choose paint colors, and Home Depot offered a rebate on paint. The kitchen … Continue reading

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 22:50:00 -0400

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