Barbara Stanny

Barbara Stanny

Barbara Stanny is an author, motivational speaker and wealth coach who empowers women to live up to their financial and personal potential. A former chronic underearner, Barbara offers knowledge and tools to overcome underearning for good. Her most recent book. Sacred Success® : A Course in Financial Miracles, focuses on helping women achieve affluence. Join Barbara live for Monthly Money Mondays here. 

3 steps to learn how to invest

3 steps to learn how to invest

Decades ago, soon after I divorced my gambling husband, a friend of my father’s called. He told me about a Limited Partnership he was forming, TJ Cinnamons. A fast food place that made sticky buns. I had no…

Women – Wealth and Power

Women – Wealth and Power

“We are still trying to overcome the fear that power and womanliness are mutually exclusive.” Arianna Huffington

Q. Why do so many women have trouble with money? (Hint: it has nothing to do with money.)

A. It…

Career Advice – Arbitrary Deadlines

Career Advice – Arbitrary Deadlines

There are no accidents, right? A while back, I had the same conversation with three different people within 24 hours.

They all had a common theme: the absurdity of arbitrary deadlines.

The first was with a friend freaking out over…

Financial Advice How to Solve a Financial Problem

Financial Advice How to Solve a Financial Problem

Financial achievement is often preceded by a financial challenge. I found this to be true for almost every high earner I’ve interviewed. Right before she broke through her earnings barrier, she decided to tackle a problem that plagued…

The Difference Between Power and Success

The Difference Between Power and Success

She sat across the table, looking every bit the savvy businesswoman that she was.

As we chatted over kale salads, she told me how her company, not yet two years old, was growing exponentially.

Then she lowered her voice and…

Empowering Women on How to Make Money and Gain Power

Empowering Women on How to Make Money and Gain Power

Why do so many bright, capable and successful women continue to struggle with under-earning and financial insecurity? After more than 30 years of working with and writing about women and money, the answer to that question has become abundantly…

How to Prepare for a Spouse’s Death

How to Prepare for a Spouse’s Death

I recently heard from a woman whose husband was just diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her question to me: “What should a woman do before her husband dies?” My heart went out to her, along with my admiration. Death is not…

Barbara Stanny Earning Tips

Barbara Stanny Earning Tips

Are You Playing Full Out? It’s an important question. It’s what makes the difference between creating the life of your dreams or settling for mediocrity. 

From my interviews with financially successful women, I learned there…

Work Smarter Not Harder

Work Smarter Not Harder

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”—Ovid

I love it when a successful, self-described workaholic admits the error of her ways! 

Arianna Huffington comes clean in her new book: Thrive…

The Secret to Overcoming Underearning

The Secret to Overcoming Underearning

 A lot of women in my Overcoming Underearning workshops tell me they feel guilty about wanting to make more money, as if a profit motive were somehow shameful. I used to struggle with this conflict myself. But that was…

My Action Plan for Joanne

My Action Plan for Joanne

Within minutes of talking to Joanne, my advisee for the Money Fix, I knew that if she wanted to be a high earner, she needed to start thinking and talking like one. Otherwise, no matter how many resumes she sent…