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What Do Your Money Dreams Mean?

Before you shake your head and say that dreams have no impact on your waking life, consider this: scientists have found that they can actually affect our daytime behavior.

Need vs. Want: the Internal, Eternal Debate

“I really want it!” my daughter Mira says of a new toy she’s been eyeing, her 8-year-old eyes in puppy-dog mode, each vowel elongated for emphasis. Then comes the sales pitch, creepily echoing Furby’s marketing material. “When you talk, it...

Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All

Let’s get one thing straight right away: If you choose to have a family, the notion that this is an “all or nothing” career decision is ludicrous at best – sinister at worst. That said, it does require sacrifices. There will be times when you...

Are You Waiting to be Saved?

Seven years ago, I left a cushy corporate job to put myself through nutrition school and launch my own venture as a lifestyle and wellness coach. Within a few years, I had a successful business, earning far more than I ever had. There was just...

Hey, Big Spendah!

Abigail, Abu Dhabi, UAE $1,795 Chloé bagHere in Abu Dhabi, it’s almost an expectation that you have a designer bag—in fact, restaurants have “bag stools,” little chairs just for handbags so you never have to put your baby on the floor. For me...

Cut! Are You Following the Script?

What is your most joyful money memory? What’s your most painful one? What messages did you get about money from your mother or father? How have these experiences affected your relationship with money?These are some of the questions we ask to help...

Little Luxuries Lift You Up

Five years ago, the economy, my marriage—and my income—all collapsed at once. Then in my late 30s, with two small children, I could barely afford my mortgage, and I was actually ill from financial stress. My mother insisted: Get a treat now. I...

Spending Control Tips from a Pro

Americans spend a mind-blowing $1.2 trillion every year on stuff they don’t need. As a professional organizer, I deal with the fallout from shopping gone wrong all the time. Some lessons from closets I’ve seen: DOUBLE TROUBLE: It’s a classic...

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