The Project M: Mind & Money Blog

3 Things to focus on to stay sane and calm

In the almost 3 weeks of Shelter-In-Place, we have gone from the initial shock to gradual acceptance. These are life changing moments, and it is important that we take the time to process. Now that we had the chance to take in and absorb what is happening in the world, I felt that it’s the…

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3 Ways To Help Move the Needle Toward Gender Equality in Finance

In light of the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8, I’ve been thinking around the topic of gender inequality in finance. How far we’ve come as a society, and how much more work remain. When I started my financial coaching business, I intentionally decided to focus on women because I felt that systematically women…

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I Hope You Dance….

October, it is the last quarter of 2019. As we dance our way into another year, what would you like more of in 2020? How about a little more of self-love? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating moving up the selfishness scale. Instead, I’m talking about adding a pinch more of self compassion as…

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Giving GenX Women a Voice

Are you a Gen Xer? If you were born between 1965 – 1980, then the answer is Yes, although according to some studies, only 41% of Gen Xers associate themselves with that label. Why is that and what are the implications? I started asking the questions recently. A forgotten generation, sandwiched between the baby boomers…

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Increase Your Money Confidence

It is human nature that we tend to do the things we are good at. We feel good so we do more, and from repetition, we get even better at it. It becomes a cycle. The reverse is also true. Things we are not good at or not familiar with, we tend to procrastinate or…

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Planning for Kids’ College Education

Most people are probably aware that student loan debt is a huge problem for Americans, but how many people really understand the enormity of it? Here are some stats: According to reports at ticas.org, there is: $1.31 trillions in total U.S. student loan debt  44.2 million Americans with student loan debt  Student loan delinquency rate…

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Pre-Marital Money Compatibility Conversations

Money and Communication are the two top reasons for divorce. When you combine a difficult subject, like money, with a general lack of communication over a long period of time, misunderstanding and resentment build up. It’s no wonder the divorce rate is so high. In this article, I would like to highlight a few areas…

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A Post-Divorce Checklist

One of the hardest things in life is going through a divorce. It is emotionally crushing and financially draining. From a financial perspective, getting back on your own feet can be challenging and overwhelming, particularly for women. In many cases, it can also be a very lonely process as most women going through a divorce…

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How does your money psychology influence your career choices?

Career choice plays a key part in determining the level of happiness we feel. From the time we enter high school, the looming thought of “what will I do when I grow up” hangs like an unshakeable cloud over our psyche. According to some research reports, a large percentage of working adults aren’t happy with their…

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Financial Coach vs. Financial Advisor, What’s the difference?

“What’s the difference between a Financial Advisor and a Financial Coach?”   I have been asked this question many many times, it’s time for me to write a post to hopefully answer for everyone! Most people are familiar with Financial Advisor, also known as Financial Planner or Investment Advisor. FAs are licensed and registered by…

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Is a houseboat on the Seine a good investment?

During our vacation to Paris last month, I decided to stay on a houseboat on the Seine. “How did you get the idea?”, I was asked this question many times. Well, I have a friend in Paris who lives on a houseboat. I had been to her boat before, and always thought it was such…

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Why do the things today when you can wait til tomorrow?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was a good kid! My mom used to brag about the fact that she never needed to harass me about “do your homework first before going out to play”. Somehow, I just knew the “right thing” to do. Somewhere along the way as I grew up, I lost it! I became a procrastinator, a…

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