Shame, shame, shame

Shame, shame, shame

“No one has ever shown me how to be good with money, they’ve just criticized me for being bad with it.” That’s the answer I got when I asked a client to share with me her money truth. There it was, the shame we all feel about money, more...
The importance of spending on self-care

The importance of spending on self-care

“April, how’s your green going?” These are the words spoken by my business coach and mentor, Dorothy Spence. Green is “Dorothy speak” for self-care. As excited as she is to hear about my business she stops me 20 minutes into our call and asks me what I have done since...
How to take the (financial) stress out of March break

How to take the (financial) stress out of March break

My spending preference has always been on experiences over things. I would choose a trip over new clothes or home furnishings every day of the week. I love planning my vacations almost as much as I love going on them. That includes having a spending plan before I go...
Five ways to avoid overspending on your wedding

Five ways to avoid overspending on your wedding

When Joachim and I set the date for our wedding we immediately went into project management mode. We had two end goals in mind for our special day; For everyone in attendance, including us, to have a blast. We did not want to sacrifice our down payment on a house for...
My Money Story

My Money Story

When I started my financial practice in 1999, I worked at an all-male firm catering to high net-worth, predominately male, clientele. The partners were supportive of me they saw my potential and encouraged me. Unfortunately, during that time I did not listen to my own...