Karen's Story

Published on 29 September 2009 by | Category: Other, Stories of Change

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Karen’s Story The crisis came when yet another relationship that I had invested a lot of time and money in was ending.  A part of that relationship ending was that it was going to be financially devastating.  I live in one of those states that says what’s yours is half theirs.  My family was once […]

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Claiming Financial Health

Published on 28 August 2009 by | Category: Other, Stories of Change

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MEET ALLISON, 35 From the time my mother and stepfather got married, when I was almost seven, they’ve always been what they call “behind the eight ball.” They never discussed money problems with us directly but there were always comments like “Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know” and “We’re one big expense away from […]

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Rich people are selfish, bad people

Published on 07 July 2009 by | Category: Stories of Change

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Meet Paul, 55, Tampa… My father picked up Dr. Carter by the lapels of his jacket, and raised him a foot off the ground, and slammed him against the Dr.’s shiny new Thunderbird convertible, and screamed “if you ever step foot on my property again, or ask me or my family for money, I will […]

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Money equals love

Published on 05 May 2009 by | Category: Stories of Change

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As the only girl, sometimes there would either be no envelope for me OR my siblings would receive multiples of what I received.   My father’s rationale-women are “too emotionally fragile” to be able to succeed in business.   The money scripts  I made up, as a way to make sense of this, were: “Money equals love”…”Money […]

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