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Are Biases and Beliefs Keeping You From Getting Rich?

The problem with a lot of financial advice is that it assumes that once you know the right thing to do, you’ll do it. It can seem as if the people giving the advice had never met an actual human being. Because humans have a whole host of...

How I Pushed Past My Perfectionism

I’ll admit it: I’m a perfectionist. Yet I’m also well aware of the damage that perfectionism inflicts on the psyche, let alone self-confidence. Holding yourself to too high a standard — as I came to realize — not only makes life insufferable, but...

Beware These 9 Common Overspending Triggers

No matter how sensible with money you usually are, there are times when your budget is at risk of getting hijacked. “Emotionally charged circumstances make us prone to overspending,” says financial psychologist Brad Klontz, managing partner at...

The Best Way to Teach Your Kids About Money

When I talk to people about why they do the things they do, especially when the things they do are hard like working a lot of hours or building a business, I often hear the same answer:  I’m doing this to give my kids a better future. It’s...

How to Keep Your Relationship in Financial Harmony

A financial power struggle can be the “most destructive scenario” in coupledom says Rachelle Miller, a relationship coach and family attorney. It happens when the person who makes the most money is perceived to have the most power and control in...

4 Ways to Get Happier Now

Our culture often falls prey to the "happiness craze," in search of instant gratification, rather than exerting patience. Psychologist and social critic, John Schumaker (in "In Search of Happiness: Understanding an Endangered State of Mind") put...

Can You Tell Good Guilt From Bad?

If you haven’t felt bad about something in the past 24 hours, might want to check your pulse. Why? Because guilt, over things big and small, is rampant no matter who you are. Take me for instance. I waste stupid amounts of time feeling guilty...

Say Less, Get More

Plenty has been written about how horrid women are when it comes negotiating and why. But there is one part of the explanation that is often missing: women over-explain.  You want a raise? Good for you for asking, but you also explained that in...

How You Start Your Day is Affecting Your Happiness

Do you start your day feeling as if you have a thousand pound weight on your chest? Are you likely to lay in bed thinking, "I can't handle this day?" Do too many "to-do's" run through your head before you even get all the way out of the bed? Does...

Is This Coming Between You and Success?

My sister was recently job-hunting, and got a call back from a firm after she’d already accepted a position elsewhere. Still, she decided to go to the interview just for practice and when the big day finally rolled around, she realized she felt...

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