Jeffrey Stoffer

Jeffrey Stoffer

Jeff is dedicated to helping women make more conscious choices with money. He helps clients create plans for the future by focusing on values, priorities and making sure their money goes toward what matters most. For more information please visit www.stofferwealthadvisors.com.

Women Share Their Most Important Money Lessons

Women Share Their Most Important Money Lessons

In Part 1 of this series, women shared stories from learning when to ask for more money to never assuming that someone else will take care of you financially. Here, a few women share more lessons learned. Hopefully these stories…

What I’d Teach My Daughter About Money

What I’d Teach My Daughter About Money

Many of the women I see in my financial planning practice have been through divorce. Many are experiencing for the first time what it is like to live independently. I hear familiar themes with respect to money — phrases like…

Feel Better About Your Money

Feel Better About Your Money

I’m beginning to wonder if how much money we have is less important than how we feel about it. I suspect that if I spent as much time exploring how I felt about my money as I have…

How Couples Can Resolve Their Money Issues

How Couples Can Resolve Their Money Issues

A couple, I’ll call them Tom and Sally, get together for a second date, wine, and appetizers. They had gone out for coffee a few days earlier and shared an immediate sense of having met someone special. Sally…

How to Take Care of Your Financial Mental Health

How to Take Care of Your Financial Mental Health

People these days seem to spend considerable time and money taking care of their health, paying particular attention to choices about diet, organic food, exercise, different kinds of alternative medical care, and spiritual self-care. But what about the notion…

How to Have More Money in Your Life

How to Have More Money in Your Life

A few weeks ago, I had coffee with a woman who said, “I really love money! I just wish I didn’t feel bad about saying it.” Yeah, I love money too! I identified with her feelings…

How Men and Women Handle Money Differently

How Men and Women Handle Money Differently

Writing an article on gender differences and money has the potential to get under people’s skin. Money is a sensitive topic. Making general statements about the sexes and how they tend to handle money seems fraught with peril…

The Steps to Take When Going Through a Divorce

The Steps to Take When Going Through a Divorce

This article was co-written by Joann Babiak.

For those of us who have gone through a divorce, the signs become clear, though too often in hindsight. Maybe you avoided important conversations, stopped coordinating schedules and planning regular date nights…

How to Avoid Doing Retail Therapy

How to Avoid Doing Retail Therapy

A woman approached me recently after a talk I had given on the psychology of money, and asked the following question: “If I know I’m engaging in retail therapy and have it named, does this make it…

How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

Being a relative newcomer to dating, I’ve been intrigued with how people get to know one another and what they look for in a prospective mate. Often, people are adamant about being with someone who shares their political…

How to Plan Your Financial Future

How to Plan Your Financial Future

I recently came across a recipe in The New York Times for Catalan stew with lobster and clams. As I looked at the picture and the list of ingredients, my imagination began to work. I saw steam rising from the…

How to Deal With Money Anxiety Disorder

How to Deal With Money Anxiety Disorder

“Money anxiety disorder” is a term used by psychologists to describe a condition of constant worry and unease about money. The term seems to have come into use around 2008 to 2009, when the economy was unraveling and…