Money Stories

Receiving a lump sum of money is something you think will never happen to you — until it does. And though it will often be due to unfortunate circumstances, like a death in the family, you’ll still have to know what to do with it. A family member recently gifted me $6,000, which was one […]

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Money is a complicated subject because we all have unconscious beliefs about it. Financial planners and psychologists refer to these beliefs as “money scripts.” They’re the stories about money we’ve told ourselves since childhood, and they’re often rooted in how money was viewed in our childhood homes. Once we know and recognize our money scripts, […]

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Two cardboard mailboxes sat under the Christmas tree, one for each of our kids. They contained a homemade certificate granting the recipient a free month of Netflix streaming service. The kids were both very excited about the gift, as they’d been begging us to sign up for quite a while. Between the two months given […]

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On January 31st, I made my final payment to my debt management plan. In 55 months, my wife and I eliminated $109,000 of credit card debt. To say we are ecstatic would be an understatement. Over the last four and a half years, it’s been suggested more than once that we took the wrong path […]

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Michael Momany, a homeless Seattle man, recently announced his idea to start “homeless tours” that would give people a three-day experience of living like a homeless person. The cost for such a tour? Two thousand dollars. What’s more, $1,500 of this fee would be Momany’s personal earnings, while only $500 would go towards homeless shelters […]

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After having accumulated $109,000 in credit card debt, our finances finally reached a boiling point in June 2009. No longer able to meet all of our financial commitments, my wife and I enrolled in a debt management plan. This lowered the interest rates on our lines of credit, allowing us to finally make progress on […]

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